Patriots Sign Six Draft Picks, Nine Undrafted Free Agents

The New England Patriots announced Friday that they’ve signed six draft picks including fifth-round LB Ja’Whaun Bentley, sixth-round LB Christian Sam, sixth-round WR Braxton Berrios, seventh-round QB Danny Etling, and seventh-round DB Keion Crossen and seventh-round TE Ryan Izzo.

This leaves three picks for the Patriots to still get under contract.

Rd Pick Player Pos. Status
1 23 Isaiah Wynn OL
1 31 Sony Michel RB
2 56 Duke Dawson CB
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

The Patriots also signed nine undrafted free agents to contracts including:

  1. Darren Andrews/WR/UCLA
  2. John Atkins/DT/Georgia
  3. Frank Herron/DT/LSU
  4. A.J. Moore/DB/Ole Miss
  5. J.C. Jackson/CB/Maryland
  6. Ralph Webb/RB/Vanderbilt
  7. Chris Lacy/WR/Oklahoma State
  8. Trent Harris/DL/Miami
  9. Shane Wimann/TE/Northern Illinois

Etling, 23, was selected with the No. 219 overall pick in the seventh round by the Patriots. According to, he receives a four-year, $2,564,028 contract that includes a $104,028 signing bonus.

During his college career at Purdue and LSU, Etling threw for 7,076 yards while completing 57.9 percent of his passes to go along with 43 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.

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