Nick Perry was the first player picked by the Packers in last month’s draft, but he was the last one to sign a contract with the team.
The Packers announced Friday afternoon that Perry has agreed to a contract with the team. As with all first round picks, Perry’s contract will run for four years with a team option for a fifth year. The Packers had signed their other seven draft picks over the last few days.
Perry will compete for the starting job opposite Clay Matthews at outside linebacker after leading the Pac-12 in sacks for USC last season. There were some scouts who questioned Perry’s effort level in college, but his results on the field were impressive as is his combination of size and speed. The Packers badly need some help for Matthews in the pass rush which should give Perry an edge over holdovers like Erik Walden and Frank Zombo.
The Packers will be holding their rookie minicamp through Sunday.