The Patriots have inked rookie defensive end Jake Bequette to a four-year deal, according to multiple reports. Bequette was selected by New England in the third round at 90 overall.
"For me, it's exciting," he had said at rookie mini-camp. "It's been a lifelong dream to play in the NFL, especially for an organization like the Patriots."
The 6-foot-5, 274-pound end started 42 games of 48 played while at Arkansas. He finished his four-year career with 140 tackles and 23.5 sacks, earning All-SEC honors his senior season.
New England used him outside on the left during this week's mini-camp.
Dont'a Hightower remains the last 2012 draft pick left to sign.