Perhaps Bill Belichick will use a second-round pick next year on an actual need, rather than a late-round safety. I don't get how New England failed to find replacements for Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.
The Patriots lost a few running backs this offseason, while LeGarrette Blount is a power back for first and second down. Here's a receiving back to take Shane Vereen's role.
D.J. Foster (5-11, 203) is an elusive, shifty runner who runs with good pad level and has a burst to him. While he has been a quality back for Arizona State, his receiving skills will get NFL teams really excited. Foster totaled 62 receptions for 688 yards and three touchdowns in 2014 with an average of 5.6 yards per carry for 1,081 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground. He is said to be moving to wide receiver for 2015, but for the NFL, he projects more as a running back.
As a sophomore (93-501-6) and freshman (102-493-2), Foster had modest numbers on the ground. However, he was consistent as a receiver with 63 catches for 653 yards and four scores as a sophomore with nice numbers as a freshman (38-533-4). Foster should, at very least, have a role as a third-down back in the NFL.