Patriots Sign Second-Round CB Duke Dawson

Mike Reiss of ESPN reports that the Patriots signed second-round CB Duke Dawson to a four-year contract on Wednesday.

The Patriots have now signed all but two of their 2018 draft picks including:

Rd Pick Player Pos. Status
1 23 Isaiah Wynn OL
1 31 Sony Michel RB
2 56 Duke Dawson CB Signed
5 143 Ja’Whaun Bentley LB Signed
6 178 Christian Sam LB Signed
6 210 Braxton Berrios WR Signed
7 219 Danny Etling QB Signed
7 243 Keion Crossen CB Signed
7 250 Ryan Izzo TE Signed

Dawson was selected with the No. 56 overall pick in the second round after the Patriots traded up with the Buccaneers. According to, he receives a four-year, $4,704,282 contract that includes a $1,501,296 signing bonus.

During his four-year college career at Florida, Dawson recorded 81 tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, six interceptions, three defensive touchdowns, 17 pass defenses and two forced fumbles.

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