Patriots Sign Third-Round DE Ronnie Perkins

Patriots third-round DE Ronnie Perkins announced he has signed his four-year rookie contract.

That leaves just one more rookie for New England to sign to wrap up their 2021 draft class. 

Round Player Pos. Note
1 Mac Jones QB Signed
2 Christian Barmore DL  
3 Ronnie Perkins EDGE Signed
4 Rhamondre Stevenson RB Signed
5 Cameron McGrone LB Signed
6 Joshua Bledsoe DB Signed
6 William Sherman G Signed
7 Tre Nixon WR Signed


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.

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