Patriots Sign Second-Round CB JoeJuan Williams


The New England Patriots have signed second-round CB JoeJuan Williams to a four-year rookie contract on Thursday, according to Doug Kyed.

This is the first 2019 draft pick the Patriots have signed: 

Round Pick Team Player Pos. College Note
1. 32. NE N’Keal Harry WR ASU  
2. 45. NE JoeJuan Williams CB Vanderbilt Signed
3. 77. NE Chase Winovich DE Michigan  
3. 87. NE Damien Harris RB Alabama  
3. 101. NE Yoday Cajuste OT West Virginia  
4. 118. NE Hjalte Froholdt G Arkansas  
4. 133. NE Jarrett Stidham QB Auburn  
5. 159. NE Byron Cowart DT Maryland  
5. 163. NE Jake Bailey P Stanford  
7. 252. NE Ken Webster CB Ole Miss  

Williams, 23, was the No. 45 overall pick by the Patriots out of Vanderbilt. New England traded up with the Rams to select him and exchanged their No. 56 and No. 101 overall picks.

According to, Williams receives a four-year, $6,782,618 rookie contract including a $2,952,812 signing bonus. 

Lance Zierlein compares him to Jets CB Trumaine Johnson.

During his three-year college career at Vanderbilt, Williams recorded 119 total tackles, six tackles for loss, four interceptions, 25 pass defenses, and one forced fumble. 


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