A source confirmed to WEEI.com this afternoon that second-round pick Sebastian Vollmer has officially agreed to a contract with the Patriots. Vollmer, an offensive tackle out of Houston, was the 58th overall pick in the 2009 draft.
The 24-year-old Vollmer is fifth of New England’s 12 draft picks to agree to a contract — fellow second-round pick Darius Butler, fourth-round selection Rich Ohrnberger, sixth-round pick Myron Pryor and seventh-round pick Darryl Richard are all in the fold. In addition, WEEI.com reported Thursday afternoon that another second-round pick, Ron Brace, is expected to have a signed deal by the end of the week.
A 6-foot-7, 312-pounder, Vollmer — nicknamed “Sea Bass” — is one of the most unique picks in franchise history. A native of Germany, he did not start playing football until he was 14 years old, but would go on to help his German school win a pair of national football titles. At Houston, he started as a tight end before making the switch to left tackle, where he would develop into a All-Conference USA first teamer as a senior. He likely projects as a left or right tackle in the NFL.
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