New York Jets: Team finalizes contracts with full draft class


Earlier this week the New York Jets signed four out of their six 2015 NFL Draft picks to contracts as they tried to get them all done heading into their rookie training camp weekend. As soon as the weekend started, the Jets were able to finalize the final two contracts in both defensive end Leonard Williams and wide receiver Devin Smith.

According to ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini, Williams agreed to his four-year contract worth $18.63 million. Regarded as one of the top defensive prospects in the draft, Williams can rest easy knowing he’s definitely in the long-term plans of the Jets to solidify their defensive line even further.

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Also according to Cimini, Smith also agreed to his four-year contract worth $5.8 million. The Jets knew heading into the draft they they had to add a speedy deep threat into their wide receiving corps as Smith is incredibly fast and should provide a nice dimension to an offense that was in need of more play-makers.

With their entire draft class fully signed and ready to transition from the college into the pro scene, the Jets are banking that they will all contribute in key areas across the team. The Jets are indeed brewing something special since most experts agree that they should be significantly better this time around come next season.

Since they bolstered their defensive secondary nicely, added more offensive play-makers and solidified their ground game even further, the Jets are ready to make a run towards the NFL Playoffs in 2015. They look great on paper but when the games start to matter, that is when everything will be put to the test.

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