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.

123Isaiah WynnOL
131Sony MichelRB
256Duke DawsonCB
5143Ja’Whaun BentleyLBSigned
6178Christian SamLBSigned
6210Braxton BerriosWRSigned
7219Danny EtlingQBSigned
7243Keion CrossenCBSigned
7250Ryan IzzoTESigned

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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