3. Matt LaCosse
Signed to a two-year deal worth up to $4.8 million, former Denver Broncos tight end Matt LaCosse has a chance to compete for a starting role with the New England Patriots.
At 6-foot-6, 255 pounds, the 2015 undrafted free agent is coming off his best season in the NFL. In 15 games with the Broncos, LaCosse had 24 receptions for 240 yards and one touchdown.
If LaCosse can find chemistry with Tom Brady, he really does have a chance to nab one of the two starting tight end positions. Entering his fourth year in the NFL, he has put in the type of work necessary to stick with an NFL team.
Is that enough to morph into something more with the New England Patriots?
He will definitely have the opportunity. On a team where former undrafted rookies have a trend of finding success, Matt LaCosse may just have an even higher ranking amongst Patriots tight ends by the middle of the season.