Teams signing their draft picks to rookie contracts isn’t as newswothy as it used to be. Prior to the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement, we used to see rookie contract holdouts that would last into training camp (and sometimes beyond). Those disagreements are still possible (see: Joey Bosa in 2016) but are much less likely to occur than they used to be.
Thus, in today’s climate, the Eagles signing their draft picks is really just about getting some paperwork out of the way. The process has essentially become a formality.
The Eagles signed all of their picks at once in previous years but they’re apparently spacing things out a bit more this offseason. PTW is first on board with nine picks to go.
Here’s a look at the projected details of PTW’s deal, via Over The Cap:
SIGNED DRAFT PICKS
6th - No. 210 - Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
UNSIGNED DRAFT PICKS
1st - No. 21 - Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
2nd - No. 53 - Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
3rd - No. 103 - Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado
4th - No. 127 - K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson
4th - No. 145 - Jack Driscoll, OT, Auburn
5th - No. 168 - John Hightower, WR, Boise State
6th - No. 196 - Shaun Bradley, LB, Temple
6th - No. 200 - Quez Watkins, WR, Southern Miss
7th - No. 233 - Casey Toohill, DE, Stanford