New England Patriots 2012 Undrafted Free Agent Signings

Now that the 2012 NFL Draft is in the books, we move on to the ‘second act’ of the draft, the signing of the undrafted free agents. This is where your team has its chance of finding your very own Arian Foster or your Victor Cruz. Many of these undrafted players have NFL starting potential for many teams, those teams just didn’t have enough draft picks to acquire them. This is that teams chance to address any other positional needs without breaking the bank to do it.

Thus far, the Patriots have signed four and we’ve gotten together some info on each one below.


South Florida OL Jeremiah Warren

From the Bleacher Report

Jeremiah Warren is an offensive lineman who can play guard or center. The Patriots watched Warren work out before the draft, but they didn’t take any offensive linemen in the draft. Warren is a versatile player and exceptional run-blocker. He is a physical player who could work on becoming a little quicker and more flexible.


He should be able to come in and compete for a depth spot along the offensive line. Many expected the Patriots to draft a center, but they passed. Warren might be best suited to play there long term. Warren was a high school wrestling star, which Bill Belichick loves.


Miami DT Marcus Forston

From the Bleacher Report

If the Patriots can get Forston to give it everything on every play, he has the physical abilities to make the team. He is best suited as a 4-3 defensive tackle. Forston could definitely become a force on the Patriots for years to come, if he stays interested.


Forston’s effort level is very inconsistant and he takes plays off. If motivated and put in the right situation Forston could definitely make the final roster or practice squad. Forston profiles as a 4-3 DT, so he will likely be in the mix for sub package playing time with Myron Pryor.


Iowa TE Brad Herman

From the Bleacher Report

Another Iowa player. NFL teams, Patriots included, love players from Iowa because many of them are ready to start in the NFL. Brad Herman is a tight end known more for his blocking abilities than his pass-catching abilities. He is a very athletic player, but his raw skills mirror Alge Crumpler.


Herman is another Iowa Hawkeye, so you know he has been well coached. Had some trouble catching the ball, but is a very solid blocker. Herman was able to get open in the red zone and short yardage situations. Former Patriots TE Coach Brian Ferentz is currently the OL coach at Iowa and we know about his dad Kirk. The Patriot-Hawkeye pipeline continues.

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Iowa OL Markus Zusevics

From the Bleacher Report

Markus Zusevics was considered a potential second rounder in this year’s draft, but a torn pectoral muscle at the combine left him undrafted. Zusevics is an Iowa product, which means he is well-coached. He is a very good blocker, both in the running and passing game. Zusevics plays tough and strong, and he can handle any type of rush.


Zusevics came went into the Scouting Combine as one of the highest rate offensive tackles in the draft. Unfortunately, Zusevics tore his pectoral muscles which caused him to go undrafted. Zusevics is a devestating blocker and plays with a mean streak. He can play right tackle as well as guard.

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