Though much of the focus regarding the ongoing rookie first-round holdouts falls on the cluster of unsigned picks from No. 8 overall to No. 12 overall, there are still two top-five picks who have yet to come to terms.
Coincidentally (or not), one of them is represented by the same guy who is trying to blow out the curve with Michael Crabtree at No. 10.
Specifically, Eugene Parker represents defensive end Tyson Jackson, the third overall selection by the Chiefs in April.
Presumably, the agents for Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry, the fourth overall pick, are waiting to see what Jackson gets at No. 3 before striking a deal.
As to Curry, we’re told that the two sides are in daily communication — but that the two positions have yet come sufficiently close to get a deal done.
And so it continues. All told, only five of the first 14 picks have been signed.