2018 Patriots UDFA News & Signings

ZMart100

Member
SoSH Member
Aug 15, 2008
1,881
I'm seeing that the Patriots have signed DL Frank Herron from LSU in a couple of places.
 

SMU_Sox

loves his fluffykins
SoSH Member
Jul 20, 2009
6,634
Dallas
Do you guys want to wait for UDFA period is mostly wrapped up to do a thread on post-draft reactions or do you think it is ok to start one now?
 

E5 Yaz

Transcends message boarding
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Apr 25, 2002
64,887
Oregon

Ale Xander

Lacks black ink
SoSH Member
Oct 31, 2013
30,841
I like Lacy. Not flashy but dependable.

BB kid: Engineering major. 3rd in his class in HS (academically). 2-time Vernon Grant award winner (leadership) at OSU, 3-time First Team Academic Big 12.


too much WR competition for this team though.
 

Ale Xander

Lacks black ink
SoSH Member
Oct 31, 2013
30,841
Atkins is a good get too. Started last 2 years at Georgia. Earned sociology degree 6 months early.

Was basically a space eater for Roquan to make plays. Run stuffer only. No pass rushing skills.

He's not Seymour lol
 

( . ) ( . ) and (_!_)

T&A
SoSH Member
Feb 9, 2010
5,293
Providence, RI
Herron was a 5 star recruit that looks like he never put it together in college. There is at least a chance that it was a coaching/scheme fit issue.

JC Jackson carried a 5th round grade from NFL.com. Doesn’t mean much but he looks like the guy on that list that was most expected to have been drafted but was passed over.
 

Morgan's Magic Snowplow

Member
SoSH Member
Jul 2, 2006
17,826
Philadelphia
Trent Harris sounds pretty interesting and very much a BB guy. Apparently BB worked out Harris at Miami's Pro Day.

Harris, 22, is from Winter Park and will leave Coral Gables to head there to be with family during the draft. He finished the season with 37 tackles, 8 1/2 sacks, 10 1/2 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and tied for the team lead with six quarterback hurries, all as a rotating backup because the Hurricanes' defense was so dominant.

Harris' four-year college career, despite a fractured left hand in 2016, has been undeniably successful. He started 19 games and has played all three linebacker spots. Coaches nicknamed him Toolbox Trent because he is smart, equipped to handle any situation and is relentless.

So, why the snub? At 6-2 and 250 pounds, Harris is considered undersized for a defensive end. But that hasn't stopped him from manhandling quarterbacks.
 

Super Nomario

Member
SoSH Member
Nov 5, 2000
12,829
Mansfield MA
Got what seems like a decent signing bonus for a UDFA


“Vanderbilt RB Ralph Webb to Patriots, got $70,000 guaranteed money, $20,000 bonus, $50,000 base gtd”
I was thinking today there could be a 53-man role for a late-round / UDFA rookie RB. Michel, Burkhead, and White are roster locks with carved-out roles, assuming Michel is ready to handle a good amount of work. Bolden's the perfect fourth guy who can provide ST value. They probably need a fifth guy for depth, but he's going to be inactive most weeks barring injury. It probably makes more sense for that to be a developmental guy like Webb than a vet like Gillislee or Hill. If Michel isn't ready, one of those guys has a better a chance of sticking and then Webb is likely the odd man out.
 
Jul 18, 2005
23
Trent Harris sounds pretty interesting and very much a BB guy. Apparently BB worked out Harris at Miami's Pro Day.
Did anyone else get a Bruschi flashback with this writeup?

The New England Patriots selected Bruschi in the third round (86th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft. Coming into the draft he was listed at 6'0 250 pounds and was considered too small to be a defensive end but was a good size to be a linebacker, which is the position that New England coaches moved him.
 
Sep 5, 2017
2
Trent Harris sounds pretty interesting and very much a BB guy. Apparently BB worked out Harris at Miami's Pro Day.
Harris, much like Berrios, should be a nice fit. Not the type that's going to wow you with his physical ability but he improved consistently throughout his career and he a real nice senior year. Very versatile and had a knack for making timely/clutch plays when the Canes D needed it.