Third-round pick Marte Mapu signs rookie deal with Patriots
Patriots third-round pick Marte Mapu has agreed to terms and is signing his rookie deal Friday. His representation, Bryan A Ehrlich and Matt Glose of Generation Sports Group, announced the deal.
The team lists Mapu as a linebacker, but he has played a variety of spots in his short time with the Patriots.
He played linebacker, safety, cornerback, nickel corner and even along the defensive line in his six-year career at Sacramento State.
In 2022, Mapu was the Big Sky defensive player of the year after totaling 76 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and a sack.
Mapu finished his career with 165 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, seven interceptions and 22 passes defensed.