Patriots Sign 1st Round Pick Michel Ahead Of Rookie Report Day
With the New England Patriots set to open their facility doors Sunday to their rookie class, ahead of their Thursday start date for training camp, the team had a little unfinished business.
With all of their first year players signed, except first round pick Sony Michel, the Pats had just one move to make, prior to rookie arrivals.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Michel and the Patriots finally came to terms on a base rookie contract, early Sunday, getting things squared away in enough time to have the former Georgia Bulldog join his new teammates this week.
A surprising pick by New England at the time, Michel was selected with the 31st overall pick, joining his college teammate Isaiah Wynn, who was taken just ahead of him with the Pats' first pick at number 23 overall.
Michel was a dynamic, dual-threat back for the Bulldogs, throughout his collegiate career. The expectation, now that he's officially signed his 4-year pact, is that he could develop into the same type of threat in New England's multi-faceted offense.