Patriots’ brass were able to head to their summer vacation with all of their draft picks signed, as the team announced Monday it had finalized a deal with first-rounder Dominique Easley.

Easley, a 6-foot-2-inch, 288-pound defensive lineman, was the 29th overall pick out of Florida. Though he was on a path to being a higher selection, Easley tore his ACL in the Gators’ third game last fall, ending his senior season.


After not being spotted during Patriots OTA practices open to media over the last four weeks, Easley was present on the final day of minicamp last Thursday, and was a limited participant in drills.