Ranking Patriots UDFA's chances of making team

Ryan Hannable
April 30, 2019 - 9:16 am
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Not only did the Patriots add 10 players via the draft over the weekend, they also signed a few more as undrafted rookies. It's very likely at least one of these players is going to make the 53-man roster, as it has happened in 15 straight seasons.

So, who has the best chance? Here are the top five options.

1. S Malik Gant, Marshall -- The Patriots did not draft a safety and with Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung and Duron Harmon all getting up there in age, some youth is needed at the position. Gant, a very physical player and team MVP last year, put up some solid numbers at Marshall and could see himself making the team with a strong summer.

2. WR Jakobi Meyers, NC State -- He switched from quarterback to wide receiver just three years ago and finished last season with 92 catches for 1,047 yards and four touchdowns. Meyers can play out of the slot and it came as a major surprise that he went undrafted.

3. LB Terez Hall, Missouri -- Hall didn't start playing football until his junior year in high school, so he's still gaining experience. Over the past two years, he totaled 159 tackles, 21.5 for loss, six sacks, five pass breakups and one interception. Also, he was a team captain. Perhaps, he could show better than some of the younger linebackers on the roster and earn a spot.

4. OL Calvin Anderson, Texas -- Anderson started at left tackle for three seasons at Rice before being a grad transfer at Texas last year. He is a tremendous athlete and could be a player Dante Scarnecchia turns into a NFL starter.

5. OL Tyree St. Louis, Miami -- The Patriots still don't have a clear backup at tackle and this versatile offensive lineman could potentially earn that spot if he impresses during the spring and summer.

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