Kevin linked to this in today's Cheese Curds, but this story deserves a little more analysis. As the team's rookie mini-camp approaches, the Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms with fourth-round draft pick Jerron McMillian, according to Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The contract has not been signed yet, according to McMillian's agent, but it is just a formality.
The Chicago Bears made the first signing last week, inking second round wideout Alshon Jeffery. First round picks have started finalizing their deals as well over the past few days, as Seattle signed Bruce Irvin and San Diego wrapped up their deal with Melvin Ingram.
Demovsky's source indicates that due to the new rookie wage scale, "These contracts are no-brainers now", and that there's very little reason to drag out negotiations on rookie contracts. The source goes on to say that he expects all of Green Bay's eight draft picks to sign their contracts before the mini-camp opens on Friday. Demovsky also notes that all draft picks will receive four-year contracts, while first-round picks also have a team option for the fifth year.