The New England Patriots have drafted eight undrafted rookie free agents, including an All American wrestler projected as an offensive lineman.
John Wise played one year of college football as a defensive tackle at FCS Western Illinois before transferring to Illinois where he qualified three times for the NCAA wrestling championships.
Patriots guard Stephen Neal was also a collegiate wrestler.
The others are wide receiver Bryan Anderson from Central Michigan; safeties Sergio Brown from Notre Dame and Ross Ventrone from Villanova; defensive linemen Dane Fletcher from Montana State and Kyle Love of Mississippi State; cornerback Terrence Johnson from California of Pennsylvania; and running back Pat Paschall of North Dakota State.
All eight will participate in rookie minicamp starting Friday.