Coming into the 2023 season, offensive line – particularly the tackle spot – is one of if not the biggest positional question on the Patriots roster. Last year the Patriots struggled at the position. 26.8 percent of the pressures they allowed came off left tackle, and another 29.9 percent came off right tackle. Those ranked fourth- and second-most in the NFL respectively, per PFF.
Instead of making a splash move in a talented free agency class at the position this offseason, the Patriots instead made moves on the margins. In addition to re-signing Conor McDermott and Yodny Cajuste (while letting Isaiah Wynn walk), they added an unproven, upside player in Calvin Anderson, and then signed 11-year NFL veteran Riley Reiff shortly after.