NFL News : Breaking: Patriots 2017 3rd-Round Pick signs 4-year deal

Breaking: Patriots 2017 3rd-Round Pick signs 4-year deal

The New England Patriots have locked up all of their 2017 draft picks now that DE Derek Rivers has officially been signed.

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The New England Patriots have locked up all of their 2017 draft picks now that DE/Linebacker Derek Rivers has officially been signed.

Rivers did nothing but impress throughout his college career at Youngstown, earning himself the the 83rd overall pick in the third round of the NFL Draft by New England.

He was a terror for opposing quarterbacks, recording 120 tackles, and 37.5 sacks across his 49 collegiate games played.

His combine performances include an impressive 4.16 second 40-yard-dash,and a vertical jump of 35 inches, and he's looked good enough through the offseason to earn himself a contract.

Now it's simply a matter of determining where the rookie will fit on the Patriots depth chart.

Source: Ben Volin - Boston Globe · Photo Credit: KEYSTONE PRESS