Some strong linebackers should be available in that range (such as Penn State's Micah Parsons), so that could be something New England decides to do. While the Pats signed Raekwon McMillan during free agency, the 25-year-old hasn't lived up to expectations in his first three NFL seasons (with the Miami Dolphins and Las Vegas Raiders), so it's not a sure thing that he will provide a boost to the linebacker corps.
Don Brown seems to be a popular man in New England. The Massachusetts native has served as defensive coordinator at the University of Michigan for the last five seasons, and during this time has seen two of his best players get drafted by the New England Patriots: the team picked Chase Winovich in the third round back in 2019, and added Josh Uche in the second round last offseason.
When that was over, I’m like, “The Patriots definitely don’t want me. Then a week later Scotty O’Brien, the special-teams coach for the Patriots, comes in and tests me catching punts and kickoffs. So a bunch of other teams came and worked me out, a lot of them as a receiver.