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NFL contracts for all Georgia Football’s 2022 draft picks

In April, the Georgia Bulldogs made history when they selected 15 players for the 2022 NFL draft. That’s the new record for a 7-round draft, beating Ohio State (2004) and LSU (2020), both of which previously held the 14-round record.

Less than a month later, 11 of Georgia’s draft players have signed their rookie contracts with their new NFL teams. We are currently awaiting the signings of running back Zamir White (Raiders), linebacker Channing Tindall (Dolphins), punter Jake Camarda (Bucs) and cornerback Derion Kendrick (Rams).

We’ll update this list when word comes that these guys have signed their contracts, but in the meantime here are contract details for the 11 Georgia Bulldogs who signed their rookie deals, in order of drafting.

1 No. 1 overall pick: Jacksonville Jaguars OLB Travon Walker

Contract details: Walker has signed a four-year contract 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 more about Walker’s deal here.

2 No. 13 overall pick: Eagles DT Jordan Davis

Contract details: Davis signed a four-year, $17 million fully guaranteed contract with the Eagles that includes a $9.55 million signing bonus.

Read more about Davis’ contract here.

3 No. 22 overall pick: Green Bay Packers’ LB Quay Walker

Contract details: Fully guaranteed four-year contract that includes a team option for a fifth year. Walker’s contract is valued at $13,841,637, including a $7,246,645 signing bonus.

Read more about Walker’s contract here.

4 No. 28 overall pick: Packers’ DT Devonte Wyatt

Contract details: Wyatt and the Packers agreed to a four-year, fully guaranteed, $12.86 million contract with a $6.533 million signing bonus.

Read more about Wyatt’s contract here.

5 No. 32 Overall Pick: Vikings S Lewis Cine

Contract details: Cine signed a four-year, $11,494,155 contract with the Vikings. Cine received a $5.54 million signing bonus and the deal includes a fifth-year option.

Read more about Cine’s contract here.

6 No. 52 overall pick: Steelers WR George Pickens

Contract details: Pickens signed a four-year, $6.752 million contract that includes a $2.09 million signing bonus.

Year 1: $705,000 in fully guaranteed skill, injury and salary cap money

Year 2: $1.011 million, fully guaranteed

Year 3: $1.318 million

Year 4: $1.625 million

Read more about Pickens’ contract here.

7 No. 63 overall pick: Bills RB James Cook

Contract details: According to Sportrac, the second-round draft pick signed a four-year contract worth $5,832,057, including a $1,421,496 signing bonus.

Read more about Cook’s contract here.

8 No. 83 overall pick: Eagles LB Nakobe Dean

Contract details: Dean signed a four-year deal worth $5,186,894 and will count toward the cap for $943,000 next season, according to EaglesWire.

Read more about Dean’s contract here.

9 No. 190 overall pick: Falcons OL Justin Shaffer

Contract details: Shaffer signed a four-year contract through the Atlanta Falcons’ official website and will be paid within the rookie pay scale according to his draft slot.

NFL payroll site OverTheCap.com estimates he will earn 3.877 million over the life of the pact and could include a signing bonus of around $217,404 per OTC.

Read more about Shaffer’s contract here.

10 No. 195 Overall Pick: Chargers OL Jamaree Salyer

Contract details: According to Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson, Salyer signed a four-year, $3.835 million deal that includes 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

11 No. 213 Overall Pick: Falcons TE John FitzPatrick

Contract details: Through the Atlanta Falcons’ official website, FitzPatrick signed a standard four-year contract shortly after reporting to the Falcons’ rookie mini-camp.

About Scott Blair of AtlantaFalcons.com:

There’s not a lot of wiggle room within the NFL’s rookie pay scale, so these deals are happening much more quickly than they were before they were introduced.

NFL payroll site OverTheCap.com estimates FitzPatrick’s draft slot is to be earned $3.815 million over the term of a four-year contract. It is also appreciated include a signing bonus of $155,412.

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