FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today the signing of 2018 second-round draft pick DB Duke Dawson. Terms of the contract were not announced.
Dawson, 22, was selected by the Patriots in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft with the 56th overall selection out of Florida. The 5-foot-10, 202-pounder, played in all 48 games during his college career and posted 82 tackles, six interceptions with three returned for touchdowns and 23 passes defensed. As a senior in 2017, he started in all 11 games and totaled 34 tackles, four interceptions with one returned for a touchdown and nine passes defensed.