Patriots undrafted free agents with the best chance to make the 2024 roster 

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By now, everyone knows that Wes Welker, Kurt Warner, and Adam Vinatieri all arrived in the NFL as undrafted free agents. It’s unlikely any of the Patriots’ 2024 class will win multiple Super Bowls or play in the league for 12 years, but some could make the active roster.

Here’s a look at the undrafted free agents who have the best chances to make the Patriots' 53-man roster this fall.

Jacob Warren, TE, Tennessee 

Warren’s future may hinge on Joe Milton III’s future. Warren was the tight end at Tennessee when Milton started 12 games in 2023. If the Patriots decide to turn Bazooka Joe into a tight end, then Warren will probably be the odd man out.

But if they choose to play Milton III at quarterback, his pre-existing relationship with Warren will help both of their causes. 

John Morgan III, EDGE, Arkansas 

He seems a little undersized to be a Patriots defensive end, but they need to find someone to help Matt Judon out. Morgan III doesn’t have the sort of explosion that a Jared Verse does, but he’s fast once he gets going.

He’s a high-energy defender who often gets to the quarterback while they are trying to evade other defenders. 

Physically, Morgan III is similar to Lions linebacker James Houston. Houston had eight sacks in his first seven games in the NFL as a situational pass rusher. The Patriots are more known for having versatile defenders, but if they decide to add a third-down specialist, Morgan III does fit the bill. 

Jontrey Hunter, LB, Georgia State 

Three linebackers left New England in free agency, and Sione Takitaki is the only new face added to the linebacker room. Marcellas Dial was the only defensive player the Patriots drafted, and he’s a cornerback.

The team needs at least one linebacker if it intends to rotate them in and out as regularly as it did last year. 

Tampa native Hunter will be 24 on June 1st. He spent six years at Georgia State but only played 23 games in his first four years. Hunter is 240 pounds and clocked a moderate 4.91-second 40-yard time. His awareness and attention to detail make Hunter stand out from this class's younger, more athletic rookies.

If the Patriots want to add an old head on young shoulders to the defense Hunter fits the bill. 

Jett Bush, LB, Texas  

On the other hand, Bush is a more athletic prospect; he ran a 4.62 40-yard dash. He is smaller than Hunter, and Hunter is even a bit undersized by the Patriots' linebackers' standards.

Having racked up 34 tackles in his last 27 games, along with two sacks, an interception, and a fumble recovery, Bush would certainly bring plenty of energy to Foxborough.  

Vincent Blanchard – K Laval 

He’s not even one of the undrafted free agent class; he was only invited to training camp. However, the two kickers the Patriots currently have on the roster were ranked 29th and 33rd for their field goal success in 2023.

Frankly, you or I would be better options than Chad Ryland or Joey Slye! 

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