The Patriots have made a conscious effort to change the way they defend against quarterback Tom Brady.
As a result, they’re making significant changes to the way their defensive linemen are lined up and how they play.
New England’s first-round pick, Jedd Misch, has had to learn the defensive line’s new identity, which means he’ll need to make some tough decisions with his responsibilities.
He’ll need the help of former defensive line coach Darrin Ware to help him find the right spots on the field.
Here are five things to know about how the Patriots’ defensive line will play under the new defensive coordinators: