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Patriots second-round pick Duke Dawson signs contract

Patriots second-round pick Duke Dawson signs contract

Duke Dawson, who said earlier this week he developed a strong work ethic from his family, officially joined the Patriots family Wednesday when he signed his rookie contract.


The cornerback was New England’s second-round selection (56th overall) after playing four seasons (48 games) at Florida.


“My family’s always been hard-working. They’ve always pushed me since I was little,’’ Dawson said Tuesday when asked where his drive came from. “It’s always been [instilled] in me. Whatever I do, I always want to do it a high level.’’


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