Stephen Hill was one of the fastest players at the NFL Scouting Combine, and now he’s become one of the fastest players to get his contract signed.
Hill has agreed to a four-year, $5 million contract with the Jets, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
A wide receiver from Georgia Tech, Hill was taken by the Jets with the 43rd overall pick in the draft. The Jets were so high on Hill that they gave up their fifth- and seventh-round picks to move up four spots in the second round to select him.
There have now been two draft picks signed in the NFL, and both of them are second-round wide receivers. The other signing was Alshon Jeffery getting a deal done with the Bears.
In the days before the rookie wage scale, contract negotiations often dragged out for months. But the new Collective Bargaining Agreement gives teams and their draft picks very little wiggle room, so there should be plenty more rookie contracts that get done long in advance of the start of training camp.