Patriots sign second-round pick Kyle Dugger

By WEEI 93.7

The Patriots needed to free up some money before being able to sign their top draft pick, safety Kyle Dugger, and they did that Wednesday by signing another safety, Patrick Chung, to a two-year extension.

So it comes as no surprise that Dugger and the Patriots now have a deal, as first reported by ESPN's Field Yates and later announced by the team.

The Patriots have signed S Kyle Dugger, their top overall pick in the 2020 draft, per source.New England becomes the first team to sign their entire draft class to their rookie deals.

— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 20, 2020

The Patriots traded out of the first round and surprised many by making Dugger their first pick of the 2020 NFL Draft at No. 37 overall. While many scouts did like Dugger and he had impressed at the Senior Bowl, he was still a little-known name nationally given that he had played at Division II Lenoir-Rhyne.

As Yates points out, the Patriots have now signed their entire 10-man draft class, making them the first team in the NFL to sign their whole class.