Who are the likely candidates to handle the Patriots' third-down duties?
Well, at the head of the class is James White. He was, after all, drafted last year as the third-down back of the future. After watching two organized team activity sessions, it appears he’s the man in the driver’s seat. He’s definitely taking more of the quality reps. But it’s early, and he doesn’t have the versatility of some of the other candidates.
White would be the heavy favorite, but the Patriots also signed Travaris Cadet, who is very adept as a pass-catcher. Brandon Bolden is also capable. Whoever wins the job could post RB2 numbers in PPR formats if they dominate the passing down snaps.