SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The New England Patriots announced the signings of three of their remaining four unsigned draft choices over the weekend as Daniel Graham, Rohan Davey and David Givens all agreed to terms. Details of the contracts were not disclosed. Rookies report to training camp today, with veterans scheduled to report Friday morning.
Graham, 23, was drafted by the Patriots in the first round of the 2002 NFL draft (21st overall). The 6-foot-3-inch, 253-pound tight end was the 2001 recipient of John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation's top college tight end after recording 51 receptions for 753 yards and six touchdowns as a senior. He also earned MVP honors. In four seasons, Graham compiled 106 receptions for 1,543 yards and 11 touchdowns to set Colorado school records for receptions and yards by a tight end.
Davey, 24, was drafted by the Patriots with their first selection in the fourth round (177th overall) after a record-setting senior season at Louisiana State. The 6-foot-2-inch, 245-pound quarterback passed for 3,347 yards in 2001 to become the first quarterback in school history to eclipse 3,000 yards in a season. He completed 217 of 367 attempts for 3,347 yards and 18 touchdowns while guiding LSU to its first outright conference title since 1986. His performance helped him earn second-team All-Southeast Conference honors.
Givens, 21, was drafted by the Patriots with their second pick in the seventh round (253rd overall) of the 2002 NFL draft. The 6-foot, 212-pound wide receiver out of Notre Dame caught 72 passes for 814 yards and three touchdowns during his collegiate career. He also gained 146 yards and scored four touchdowns on 41 carries and averaged just under 21 yards per kickoff return. In 2001, he was voted one of four team captains for the Irish and finished the season with 33 receptions for 317 yards. He also averaged 23.8 yards on six kickoff returns.