Patriots third-round DE Ronnie Perkins announced he has signed his four-year rookie contract.
— Ronnie Perkins™ (@7avageszn) July 20, 2021
That leaves just one more rookie for New England to sign to wrap up their 2021 draft class.
Perkins, 21, was a three-year starter at Oklahoma and was named second team All-Big 12 in 2019 and 2020. He was suspended for Oklahoma’s playoff game in 2019, as well as the first five games of the 2020 season due to a failed drug test. The Patriots took Perkins with pick No. 96 overall.
Perkins is expected to sign a four-year deal worth $4,785,850 that also includes a $840,618 signing bonus.
During his three-year career at Oklahoma, Perkins recorded 99 tackles, 16.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one deflection.