3 Patriots Undrafted Free Agents Who Can Make the 53-Man Roster

The New England Patriots have been active when it comes to signing undrafted free agents. Here are three UDFA's who could crack the 53-man roster this fall.
Former LSU OL Charles Turner could crack the Patriots' 53-man roster next season.
Former LSU OL Charles Turner could crack the Patriots' 53-man roster next season. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The New England Patriots were one of the busiest teams at the 2024 NFL Draft, adding eight exciting rookies to the roster. The future looks bright in Foxboro if the likes of Drake Maye, Ja'Lynn Polk, and the rest of the Patriots' latest draft class can reach their promising potential.

New England's quest to add reinforcements didn't end last week in Detroit, though. The Patriots have spent the last few days signing several undrafted free agents who could wind up becoming key contributors down the line.

If any of the Patriots' latest UDFA signings are going to crack the 53-man roster this fall, these three rookies have the best shot at doing so.

1. OL Charles Turner, LSU

The Patriots' 2023 performance had a lot of negatives, especially when it came to the offensive line. A plethora of injuries mixed with underperformances made New England's frontline frustrating to watch more often than not, forcing the team to draft the likes of Caedan Wallace and Layden Robinson last week.

The Pats didn't stop there, though, also bringing in former LSU OL Charles Turner as an undrafted free agent.

The 22-year-old blocker could bring a solid starting frame to the Patriots' O-line, standing 6-foot-4 while weighing 303 pounds with a wingspan that lies just over 83 inches. He could also bring some versatility to the group, having played time at center and both tackle positions during his college run.

Turner isn't perfect and must work on his technique, but he still has the makings of at least a solid backup option. He only allowed three sacks and four quarterback hits across 964 passing downs in his last two seasons with the Tigers, so it's clear that he is capable of protecting his QB.

Considering how the likes of Atonio Mafia and Vederian Lowe were among the NFL's worst O-lineman last season, there's a decent chance that Turner will succeed at challenging for a depth role.