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Patriots’ 2019 rookie minicamp will be kicked off today

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New England’s rookies have arrived in Foxboro.

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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 15, and will see its next highlight in late May when the first organized team activities will take place.

Before that, however, the Patriots’ rookie class will join the equation: starting today and running through Sunday, New England will hold its 2019 rookie minicamp. The 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 ten hours a day.

The event will be the first taste of real NFL life for the Patriots’ ten draft selections as well as the eleven players they signed as undrafted free agents:

Patriots 2019 rookie class

Round Pick Player Position School
Round Pick Player Position School
1 32 N'Keal Harry WR Arizona State
2 45 Joejuan Williams CB Vanderbilt
3 77 Chase Winovich DE Michigan
3 87 Damien Harris RB Alabama
3 101 Yodny Cajuste OT West Virginia
4 118 Hjalte Froholdt OG Arkansas
4 133 Jarett Stidham QB Auburn
5 159 Byron Cowart DE Maryland
5 163 Jake Bailey P Stanford
7 252 Ken Webster CB Mississippi
-- -- Calvin Anderson OT Texas
-- -- Andrew Beck TE Texas
-- -- Nick Brossette RB LSU
-- -- Ryan Davis WR Auburn
-- -- Malik Gant SS Marshall
-- -- Tyler Gauthier OC Miami
-- -- Terez Hall LB Missouri
-- -- Jakobi Meyers WR N.C. State
-- -- D'Angelo Ross CB New Mexico
-- -- Tyree St. Louis OT Miami
-- -- Xavier Ubosi WR UAB

The 21 men signed as either drafted or undrafted rookies are not the only ones participating in the three-day event: the Patriots also invited former Eastern Illinois long snapper A.J. Hantak to participate. It would be a surprise, however, if he earned a spot on the team through his tryout.