Our 2023 NFL Draft positional preview series wraps up with kickers and punters. Both positions project as needs for the Patriots this year, but to varying degrees.
Punter is probably the bigger need of the two. After releasing Jake Bailey the team signed lefty Corliss Waitman, who led the NFL in punts last season. However that was his only season of NFL experience, and his inside-20 and touchback numbers ranked in the back half of the league. It’s not unrealistic to think the Patriots would at least bring in somebody to compete with him in camp.