The New England Patriots role in the 2014 NFL Draft is officially in the books, and the team made a total of nine selections, including seven on day three.
The Patriots entered the draft with 24 roster spots to fill, and with the nine draft selections, they still have another 15 to go. That means that the team should be fairly active in rookie free agency, as there's really no reason for the team shouldn't get to the roster maximum of 90 in the coming days.
The most active time in rookie free agency will come in the minutes and hours following the conclusion of the draft. We will continue to update this page with each signing that we can confirm as it comes in. We'll follow up later with further analysis on each player.
Patriots Rookie Free Agents:
Note: Consider these unofficial until confirmed by the team. However, we're trying to link to the most reliable sources that we can.
James Morris, LB, Iowa (Source)
Ran 4.67 40 yard dash at Pro Day and 6.94 second 3-cone at combine. Smart, high motor, durable. Average physical abilities but good intangibles.
Tyler Beck, TE, Bowling Green (Source)
6'3", 252 lbs h-back type. Pro Day numbers don't jump off the page. 10 receptions and two touchdowns as a senior. Lined up at fullback, h-back, and tight end.
Roy Finch, RB, Oklahoma (Source)
A super small (5-6, 177lbs), but super explosive back, Finch is a change of pace back who won't carry the load, but can contribute in a variety of ways including as a receiver. Also had a career 25.6 yard kick return average.
Travis Hawkins, CB, Delaware (Source)
Had 66 tackles, four interceptions, 8 pass deflections in 2013. Can return kicks. Is a bit under 5'10" and 192 lbs. Lit up his pro day his a 4.37 40 yard dash, 6.8 3-cone, 20 bench press reps, a 10-8 broad jump, and a 4.34 shuttle time.