The Patriots used a second-round pick on cornerback Joejuan Williams last year, but then used him on just 82 defensive snaps.
Now, they’re asking him to be ready to be do more.
According to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, the Patriots are asking Williams to prepare to play a varied role this year, adding safety to his offseason studies.
The Patriots have always valued versatility, so if Williams can add to his toolbox, he’ll have a better chance of seeing the field. But there’s still plenty of traffic in front of him in the secondary, regardless his position.