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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3. DE John Morgan III, Arkansas

Getting to opposing QBs was another area where the Patriots struggled in 2023, finishing the year with Pro Football Focus' third-worst pass rush grade. New England didn't do much to address that issue at the draft, though, instead waiting to sign Arkansas' John Morgan III once the three-day event ended.

The UDFA defensive end is an interesting prospect, to say the least. On one hand, Morgan is older than the majority of his colleagues, having played six college football seasons — five at Pittsburgh before transferring to Arkansas for his final season. Some scouts view older prospects as a turn off, however, the Pats wouldn't have signed him if they didn't think he at least has some potential.

Nevertheless, Morgan was a fairly decent defensive presence while in school. He racked up 16.0 sacks since the beginning of the 2019 campaign while also adding four forced fumbles, three broken-up passes, 88 total tackles, and 27.0 tackles for lost yardage.

Additionally, the ex-Razorback's size could help him transition to the NFL, listed at 6-foot-2 and weighing 270 pounds. He isn't the fastest defender nor does he have the longest reach, but his impressive strength makes him worthy of 53-man roster consideration once training camp begins.

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