The Patriots have locked up yet another draft pick, signing offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, the fourth of the team's four second-round picks (taken No. 58 overall).
Vollmer's agent, Leonard Roth, confirmed that his client and the Patriots had a done deal and praised the work of Patriots senior football advisor Floyd Reese, who is handling contracts for the Patriots, and the team's salary cap maven, Richard Miller.
"It's exciting to get the deal done," said Roth. "Working with Floyd Reese and Richard Miller those guys are good and very fair, and we were able to get a deal done. We're pleased and Sebastian is excited to get to work."
Vollmer joins fellow second-round pick cornerback Darius Butler, guard/center Rich Ohrnberger and defensive linemen Myron Pryor and Darryl Richard as Patriots draft picks who have completed deals with the team. The team started out with 12 draft picks to sign.
The 6-foot, 8-inch, 315-pound Vollmer was born in Düsseldorf, Germany; he did not start playing football until he was 14, but still led his German prep school team to a pair of national titles.
He spoke almost no English when he signed on to play college football at the University of Houston in 2004, but earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the school and is working on a second degree in economics.
Vollmer started out as a tight end at Houston and grew into a first-team Conference USA left tackle. He started the last 25 games of his career at tackle for the Cougars.
He has worked at both left and right tackle for the Patriots during the off-season.