Patriots sign undrafted UAB wide receiver Xavier Ubosi

Nov 17, 2018; College Station, TX: UAB Blazers wide receiver Xavier Ubosi catches a pass during the first quarter while being defended by Texas A&M Aggies defensive back Larry Pryor at Kyle Field. (John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports)
Nov 17, 2018; College Station, TX: UAB Blazers wide receiver Xavier Ubosi catches a pass during the first quarter while being defended by Texas A&M Aggies defensive back Larry Pryor at Kyle Field. (John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports)

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Patriots have added an 11th undrafted free agent to the class of 2019, officially announcing a deal with former UAB wide receiver Xavier Ubosi.

Ubosi joins two other receivers signed to the Patriots out of the 2019 NFL Draft: N.C. State's Jakobi Meyers, and Auburn's Ryan Davis. The Pats also drafted former Arizona State wideout N'Keal Harry with the 32nd overall pick in the first round.

The former UAB product is a relatively "old" rookie at 25 years old. He began his college career at Pierce College before heading to the University of Alabama-Birmingham. In 20 games with UAB, he racked up 48 catches for 1,065 yards and 9 touchdowns.

Ubosi continues the Patriots' theme of adding an uncommon level of size to the offense. He stands at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds. His collegiate bowl player profile at NFLPA.com describes him as an outside-the-numbers burner with great top-end speed to go with his size.

Clearly, Bill Belichick is looking for large-framed pass-catching threats at the WR position. Harry, Ubosi, Meyers, and free-agent addition Maurice Harris are all 6-foot-2 or bigger. We'll see if Ubosi turns out to be the team's annual hidden gem among the undrafted free agent.

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