Reporting from media who cover the Green Bay Packers over the past 24 hours indicated that the team had signed four of their eight draft choices as of Friday morning. However, just after 11:00 AM Central Time, the Packers issued a press release confirming the signing of six draft picks.
The two who were new names to the list are the team’s first selection, edge rusher Rashan Gary from Michigan, and fifth-round defensive lineman Kingsley Keke.
As the 12th overall selection, Gary will receive the biggest contract of any of the Packers’ picks. Overthecap.com estimates his contract to be worth just under $15.9 million over four years with a signing bonus of about $9.57 million. That would bring his salary cap number in 2019 to just under $2.9 million. Meanwhile, Keke gets a much smaller deal as a fifth-round selection. His signing bonus should be just over $300,000, with a cap hit of about $573,000.
This leaves the Packers’ two picks from day two of the draft as the only players yet to sign. That pair is offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins and tight end Jace Sternberger. Both will be able to participate in this weekend’s rookie minicamp and the start of OTAs on an injury waiver until they sign their rookie deals.