Be it in the offensive backfield, secondary, linebacking corps or even the defensive line, the Patriots look improved athletically. In free agency, athletic additions came in the form of Jonathan Fanene, Brandon Lloyd, Bobby Carpenter and Daniel Fells. The draft supplemented the process by adding players such as Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower. Chip in the development of players already on the roster, and it was clear that the Patriots will boast both speed and athleticism in 2012. We saw it during minicamp with many of the above mentioned players, and we may see it most clearly on the field with the team’s pass rush, which looks to improve this season.