The Green Bay Packers announced a roster transaction on Friday afternoon, inking their penultimate member of their 2020 NFL Draft class to his rookie contract. That player is sixth-round pick Jake Hanson, the second of the team’s three sixth-round selections on the offensive line.
The team used the 208th overall selection on Hanson in April after his successful career for the Oregon Ducks. Hanson started 49 games over four years, all at center, where he earned two second-team All-Pac 12 honors. According to Pro Football Focus, Hanson allowed just two sacks in his entire collegiate career and will look to establish himself as a backup in 2020 with a chance to take over for Corey Linsley in 2021 if the team does not re-sign the veteran to a third contract.
Based on the rookie pool estimates from Overthecap.com, Hanson’s rookie deal is likely to come with a total value around $3.45 million, with a signing bonus a big north of $150,000. That would give him a salary cap value of just under $650,000 in his rookie season.
With Hanson now under contract, the team has just one more draft pick left to sign. That is third-round pick Josiah Deguara, the tight end from the University of Cincinnati and the 94th overall pick in the 2020 draft.