The Cleveland Browns weren’t just busy signing free agents on Thursday – the team also signed second-round draft picks Jabaal Sheard and Greg Little.
Both draft picks received four-year deals, as will all draft picks selected after the first round – a stipulation of the new collective bargaining agreement. Sheard was signed for $5.09 million, while Little was signed for $3.32 million.
It’s always good to see draft picks signed, and some might point to the lockout as part of the reason why, as they are itching to finally get involved with the team. However, let’s wait and see how many first-round picks around the league hold out, as that will tell us just how willing these players are to finally get on the field, though the new rookie wage scale, among other measures, could help put an end to most of the holdout culture that has dominated the process of signing first-round picks.