Friday, July 27, 2007

More NFL Rookie Draft Picks Sign

Why it takes 2 months for a player to sign coming out of the draft confuses me. They want more money, give them more money. You want to sign them for less money, sign them for less money. I just can't imagine a 2 month negotiation.

First-round draft pick Ted Ginn Jr. agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins. Ginn, the second receiver picked, was chosen 9th overall. With this signing, Miami now has all their picks under contract.

Running back Chris Henry agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Tennessee Titans, leaving only top draft pick Michael Griffin as their only unsigned draft pick. Henry should compete with Chris Brown and Lendale White for the starting position.

The Houston Texans have agreed to contract terms with defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, the youngest player ever selected in the modern-era draft, and the 10th player chosen overall in this year's NFL draft. He will sign a 6 year contract worth a 17.7 million.

Joe Thomas agreed to $42.5M deal for 5 years. The Cleveland Browns drafted Thomas 3rd overall. With cornerback Eric Wright also signing, that leaves just Brady Quinn as the only unsigned draft pick.


Allan said...

Tsk Tsk Quinn shouldn't hold out for too long. Some good competition in Cleveland and I like Charlie Frye.

I think the NFL should considering restructuring the draft so there are ranges to what kind of money a player can receive like what the NBA does.