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2018 NFL draft: Patriots rookie minicamp to start next week

New England's rookies will step onto the field in early May.

NCAA Football: Georgia at South Carolina Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

While the New England Patriots' front office was busy maneuvering through the NFL draft and the subsequent undrafted free agency period, the team's players already found themselves in the middle of offseason strength and conditioning workouts. The voluntary workouts began on April 16, and will see its next highlight in late May when minicamp will officially be kicked off.

Before that, however, the Patriots' rookies will join the equations: Beginning on May 10, New England will holds its 2018 rookie minicamp. The three-day non-contact, non-padded event will include meeting the coaching staff, physical examinations and first introductions into the Patriots' scheme and overall daily routine. Per the collective bargaining agreement, rookies are not allowed to work more than 10 hours a day.

The event will be the first taste of real NFL life for the Patriots' nine draft picks and 10 previously reported undrafted rookies (not all of whom may have signed a contract; some might simply be camp invitees):

Patriots 2018 rookies

Round Selection Player Position School
Round Selection Player Position School
1 23 Isaiah Wynn OT Georgia
1 31 Sony Michel RB Georgia
2 56 Duke Dawson CB Florida
5 143 Ja'Whaun Bentley LB Purdue
6 178 Christian Sam LB Arizona State
6 210 Braxton Berrios WR Miami (FL)
7 219 Danny Etling QB LSU
7 243 Keion Crossen CB Western Carolina
7 250 Ryan Izzo TE Florida State
-- -- A.J. Moore CB Ole Miss
-- -- Shane Wimann TE Northern Illinois
-- -- Corey Bojorquez P New Mexico
-- -- John Atkins DT Georgia
-- -- J.C. Jackson CB Maryland
-- -- Trent Harris DE Miami (FL)
-- -- Chris Lacy WR Oklahoma State
-- -- Ralph Webb RB Vanderbilt
-- -- Frank Herron DT LSU
-- -- Ryan Anderson P Rutgers