The first compensatory choice of the 2015 NFL Draft is under contract.
Oklahoma defensive lineman Geneo Grissom, whom the Patriots selected late in Round Three, has signed his deal with New England, the team said Saturday. Grissom was the No. 97 pick.
Grissom (6-3, 252) played defensive end, linebacker and tight end for the Sooners, notching 88 tackles (17 for loss) and eight sacks in four collegiate seasons. His 37-inch vertical leap was fourth-best among defensive linemen at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Grissom’s positional flexibility should serve him well with New England, which has used 3-4 and 4-3 schemes in head coach Bill Belichick’s 15-year tenure.
The Patriots have just two unsigned draft picks: Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown (Round One) and Navy longsnapper Joe Cardona (Round Five).