The 2017 NFL Draft is complete and the New England Patriots have already landed a few coveted undrafted free agents. NFL teams start trying to sign these UDFAs the second the draft ends, and sometimes even sooner, although all of the moves typically won't officially be announced for a few days.
While most UDFAs end up being little more than camp bodies, there are players that make the 53-man roster each season. The prospects all went undrafted for a reason, but they all have the potential to make it in the NFL in some role. And sometimes, teams strike gold with an Arian Foster or Tony Romo.
We have every player the Patriots have signed below. We've also included a brief write-up about the more notable additions.
Josh Augusta, DT, Missouri
Adam Butler, DT, Vanderbilt
Austin Carr, WR, Northwestern
Cole Croston, OL, Iowa
LeShun Daniels, RB, Iowa
D.J. Dean, CB, Arkansas
Cody Hollister, WR, Arkansas
Jacob Hollister, TE, Wyoming
David Jones, DB, Richmond
D.J. Killings, CB, Central Florida
Jason King, OL, Purdue
Harvey Langi, LB, BYU
Kenny Moore, CB, Valdosta State
Max Rich, OL, Harvard
Dwayne Thomas, DB, LSU
Jason Thompson, S, Utah
Damarius Travis, S, Minnesota
Corey Vereen, DE, Tennessee
The Patriots like their slot WRs and Austin Carr was one of the better ones in college football last year. He was the Big Ten's best WR last year and worked his way up from walk-on. He might be destined for the practice squad, but perhaps he takes over Danny Amendola's role in the future.
Injuries and playing at Richmond prevented Jones from being draft, but he has good size and speed. He could end up as a role player for the Patriots, even if that's only on special teams.
Langi is a player the Patriots will love and I thought they'd spend a draft pick on him. So I'm not surprised he signed as a UDFA with New England. He played out of position at BYU last year as an edge rusher, but he's a linebacker in the NFL. Don't be surprised if he makes a push at making the roster: his special teams ability and versatility will appeal to Bill Belichick.
They might not make the roster or even the practice squad, but it's cool to see twins Jacob and Cody Hollister playing for the same NFL team.
I think Thomas was an underrated prospect coming out of LSU. He could be a surprise.Back to the New England Patriots Newsfeed