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Patriots and sixth-round pick Markell Carter agree on four-year contract

07.27.11 at 3:51 pm ET

The Patriots agreed on a deal with their sixth-round draft pick Markell Carter Wednesday afternoon ‘€” a four-year contract ‘€” according to a league source. Carter is the first Patriots pick to sign this year. A 6-foot-4, 248-pounder out of Central Arkansas, he totaled 62 tackles, 5.5 sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior, and finished his college career with 16.5 sacks. Here’s video of him in action as a collegian:

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