New York Jets: Team signs four draft picks
As per ESPN’s Rich Cimini, the New York Jets have signed four out of their six 2015 NFL Draft selections. The Jets wanted to do their best to get as many draft picks signed to official contracts before their rookie training camp that starts this upcoming weekend.
The Jets signed offensive guard Jarvis Harrison, linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, quarterback Bryce Petty, defensive tackle Deon Simon all to four-year contracts. Due to the system put in place by the NFL, the amount of money they actually got as rookies are all already set based on how high they were selected in the draft.
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Harrison’s contract was for $2.5 million, Mauldin’s for $3.1 million, Petty for $2.8 million, and Simon for $2.4 million. At the current moment, both first-round pick defensive end Leonard Williams and second-round pick wide receiver Devin Smith haven’t officially been signed just yet.
The Jets will continue to do their best to rally the troops and have a sense that there is a new aura around the organization heading into next season. With a wonderful offseason and a successful draft that many top analysts gave the Jets an “A” grade for how well it was, the Jets will be ready to rebound nicely come next season.
They always say that the best teams build through the draft as general manager Mike Maccagnan certainly did that by making sure they landed the top defensive athlete in the entire draft, a top-notch wide receiver to jolt their offense and other players to provide depth in the future. All in all, he’s definitely winning over the Jets’ fanbase that is in dire need of change in the future.
Hopefully that change will be in the winning direction as the Jets can only move up this upcoming season considering their 4-12 efforts of last years.
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