2020 NFL Draft: Patriots sign five more draft picks to contracts

Dave Green
·2 min read

UPDATE (5:07 p.m.): The Patriots have now reportedly signed six members of their 10-player haul from the 2020 NFL Draft.

With Justin Rohrwasser, Cassh Maluia and Justin Herron now under contract, joining Josh Uche, Anfernee Jennings and Dustin Woodard, only four of New England's draft picks remain unsigned. Those players are Kyle Dugger, Devin Asiasi, Dalton Keene and Michael Onwenu.

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One day after signing the first member of their 2020 draft class to a contract, the Patriots have reportedly kept things going by inking two more players to deals.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, New England has signed both linebacker Anfernee Jennings and center Dustin Woodard. The team had previously signed linebacker Josh Uche to a four-year contract.

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Selected in the third round with the 87th overall pick, Jennings has a chance to make an impact right away in 2020 after the Patriots lost Jamie Collins, Kyle Van Noy and Elandon Roberts from their linebacker room. Last season for Alabama, Jennings had 83 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss and eight sacks.

As for Woodard, the seventh-round pick was the third offensive lineman taken by the Patriots in the final two rounds of the draft, following Michael Onwenu and Justin Herron. The Memphis center brings a host of experience to Foxboro, as his 52 starts for the Tigers are tied for the most in program history.

With the signings of Jennings and Woodard, seven members of the Patriots 2020 draft class remain unsigned, headlined by second-round pick Kyle Dugger.

2020 NFL Draft: Patriots sign five more draft picks to contracts originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston