In April, the Georgia Bulldogs made history when they had 15 players selected in the 2022 NFL draft. That is the new record for a 7-round draft, beating out Ohio State (2004) and LSU (2020), which both previously held the record with 14.
Less than a month later, 11 of Georgia’s drafted players have signed their rookie contracts with their new NFL teams. We are currently still waiting on the news of contract signings from running back Zamir White (Raiders), linebacker Channing Tindall (Dolphins), punter Jake Camarda (Bucs) and cornerback Derion Kendrick (Rams).
We will update this list when news breaks that those guys have signed their contracts, but in the meantime here are contract details for the 11 Georgia Bulldogs who have inked their rookie deals, in order of which they were drafted.
No. 1 overall pick: Jacksonville Jaguars OLB Travon Walker
Contract details: Walker is receiving a four-year deal with an option for a fifth season. It’s a fully guaranteed, $ 37.4 million contract and includes a $ 24.4 million signing bonus.
Read on Walker’s deal here.
No. 13 overall pick: Eagles DT Jordan Davis
Contract details: Davis signed a four-year, fully guaranteed $ 17 million deal with the Eagles that includes a $ 9.55 million signing bonus.
Read on Davis’ contract here.
No. 22 overall pick: Green Bay Packers ’LB Quay Walker
Contract details: Four-year, fully guaranteed contract that includes a team option for a fifth year. Walker’s contract is worth $ 13,841,637, including a $ 7,246,645 signing bonus.
Read on Walker’s contract here.
No. 28 overall pick: Packers’ DT Devonte Wyatt
Contract details: Wyatt and the Packers agreed to a four-year, fully-guaranteed $ 12.86 million deal with a $ 6.533 million signing bonus.
Read on Wyatt’s contract here.
No. 32 overall pick: Vikings S Lewis Cine
Contract details: Cine signed a four-year, fully guaranteed $ 11,494,155 deal with the Vikings. Cine received a signing bonus of $ 5.54 million and the deal comes with a fifth-year option.
Read more on Cine’s contract here.
No. 52 overall pick: Steelers WR George Pickens
Contract details: Pickens signed a four-year, $ 6.752 million deal that includes a $ 2.09 million signing bonus.
Year 1: $ 705,000 in fully-guaranteed money for skill, injury and salary cap
Year 2: $ 1.011 million fully guaranteed
Year 3: $ 1.318 million
Year 4: $ 1.625 million
Read more on Pickens’ contract here.
No. 63 overall pick: Bills RB James Cook
Contract details: Per Sportrac, the second-round draft pick signed a four-year contract worth $ 5,832,057, including a signing bonus of $ 1,421,496.
Read more on Cook’s contract here.
No. 83 overall pick: Eagles LB Nakobe Dean
Contract details: Dean signed a four-year deal worth $ 5,186,894 and will count $ 943K against the cap this coming season, per EaglesWire.
Read more on Dean’s contract here.
No. 190 overall pick: Falcons OL Justin Shaffer
Contract details: Via the Atlanta Falcons’ official website, Shaffer signed a four-year deal and will be paid according to his draft slot within the rookie wage scale.
NFL salary siteestimates he’ll earn 3,877 million over the life of the pact, and could include a roughly $ 217,404 signing bonus, per OTC.
Read more on Shaffer’s contract here.
No. 195 overall pick: Chargers OL Jamaree Salyer
Contract details: Per Aaron Wilson of the Pro Football Network, Salyer signed a four-year, $ 3.835 million contract that features a $ 175,932 signing bonus.
Salaries by year:
Year 1: $ 705,000
Year 2: $ 870,000
Year 3: $ 985,000
Year 4: $ 1.1 million
No. 213 overall pick: Falcons TE John FitzPatrick
Contract details: Via the Atlanta Falcons’ official website, FitzPatrick signed a standard four-year contract not long after reporting to Falcons rookie minicamp.
Via Scott Blair of:
There isn’t much wiggle room within the NFL’s rookie wage scale, so these deals come together far quicker than before it was instituted.
NFL salary siteestimates that FitzPatrick’s draft slot is slated to earn $ 3.815 million over the life of a four-year deal. It’s also estimated to include a $ 155,412 signing bonus.