Only 76 draft picks remain unsigned three weeks after draft

AP

The days of lengthy training camp holdouts for draft picks has long since passed (unless you’re Joey Bosa) given the current rookie contract slotting system in place with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Just three weeks since the NFL Draft came to an end, the vast majority of draft picks have already signed their rookie contract.

As of Thursday night, 180 of the 256 players drafted had signed their rookie contracts, according to the league transaction reports.

There are a few notable quirks to the players that remain unsigned.

There are currently more third-round picks without contracts (24) than first-round picks (22).

The Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins account for 19 of the remaining unsigned players as neither team has inked a single draft pick to a rookie contract at this point.

Three teams – the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles – have signed their entire draft classes. Another 11 teams (Atlanta, Carolina, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, LA Chargers, Minnesota, New Orleans, Seattle, Tennessee and Washington) have just one pick yet to be signed.

Indianapolis Colts guard Quenton Nelson (6th overall) and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (10th overall) are the highest picks to have signed their rookie contracts.

Below is the list of players still unsigned, first listed by draft position, then by team.

By draft order:

Round Pick Team Player
1 1 Cleveland Browns Baker Mayfield
1 2 New York Giants Saquon Barkley
1 3 New York Jets Sam Darnold
1 4 Cleveland Browns Denzel Ward
1 5 Denver Broncos Bradley Chubb
1 7 Buffalo Bills Josh Allen
1 8 Chicago Bears Roquan Smith
1 9 San Francisco 49ers Mike McGlinchey
1 11 Miami Dolphins Minkah Fitzpatrick
1 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vita Vea
1 15 Oakland Raiders Kolton Miller
1 17 Los Angeles Chargers Derwin James
1 21 Cincinnati Bengals Billy Price
1 23 New England Patriots Isaiah Wynn
1 24 Carolina Panthers D.J. Moore
1 25 Baltimore Ravens Hayden Hurst
1 26 Atlanta Falcons Calvin Ridley
1 28 Pittsburgh Steelers Terrell Edmunds
1 29 Jacksonville Jaguars Taven Bryan
1 30 Minnesota Vikings Mike Hughes
1 31 New England Patriots Sony Michel
1 32 Baltimore Ravens Lamar Jackson
2 35 Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb
2 36 Indianapolis Colts Darius Leonard
2 37 Indianapolis Colts Braden Smith
2 38 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ronald Jones II
2 41 Tennessee Titans Harold Landry
2 42 Miami Dolphins Mike Gesicki
2 44 San Francisco 49ers Dante Pettis
2 46 Kansas City Chiefs Breeland Speaks
2 47 Arizona Cardinals Christian Kirk
2 61 Jacksonville Jaguars D.J. Chark
2 63 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Carlton Davis
3 65 Oakland Raiders Brandon Parker
3 67 Cleveland Browns Chad Thomas
3 69 New York Giants B.J. Hill
3 70 San Francisco 49ers Fred Warner
3 71 Denver Broncos Royce Freeman
3 72 New York Jets Nathan Shepherd
3 73 Miami Dolphins Jerome Baker
3 74 Washington Redskins Geron Christian
3 75 Kansas City Chiefs Derrick Nnadi
3 76 Pittsburgh Steelers Mason Rudolph
3 77 Cincinnati Bengals Sam Hubbard
3 78 Cincinnati Bengals Malik Jefferson
3 79 Seattle Seahawks Rasheem Green
3 80 Houston Texans Martinas Rankin
3 81 Dallas Cowboys Michael Gallup
3 87 Oakland Raiders Arden Key
3 89 Los Angeles Rams Joseph Noteboom
3 91 New Orleans Saints Tre'Quan Smith
3 92 Pittsburgh Steelers Chukwuma Okorafor
3 93 Jacksonville Jaguars Ronnie Harrison
3 96 Buffalo Bills Harrison Phillips
3 97 Arizona Cardinals Mason Cole
3 99 Denver Broncos Isaac Yiadom
3 100 Kansas City Chiefs Dorian O'Daniel
4 105 Cleveland Browns Antonio Callaway
4 107 New York Jets Christopher Herndon
4 110 Oakland Raiders Nick Nelson
4 111 Los Angeles Rams Brian Allen
4 123 Miami Dolphins Durham Smythe
4 131 Miami Dolphins Kalen Ballage
4 135 Los Angeles Rams John Franklin-Myer
5 139 New York Giants R.J. McIntosh
5 147 Los Angeles Rams Micah Kiser
5 160 Los Angeles Rams Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
6 176 Los Angeles Rams John Kelly
6 192 Los Angeles Rams Jamil Demby
6 195 Los Angeles Rams Sebastian Joseph
6 205 Los Angeles Rams Trevon Young
6 209 Miami Dolphins Cornell Armstrong
7 227 Miami Dolphins Quentin Poling
7 229 Miami Dolphins Jason Sanders
7 231 Los Angeles Rams Travin Howard
7 244 Los Angeles Rams Justin Lawler

By team:

Round Pick Team Player
2 47 Arizona Cardinals Christian Kirk
3 97 Arizona Cardinals Mason Cole
1 26 Atlanta Falcons Calvin Ridley
1 25 Baltimore Ravens Hayden Hurst
1 32 Baltimore Ravens Lamar Jackson
1 7 Buffalo Bills Josh Allen
3 96 Buffalo Bills Harrison Phillips
1 24 Carolina Panthers D.J. Moore
1 8 Chicago Bears Roquan Smith
1 21 Cincinnati Bengals Billy Price
3 77 Cincinnati Bengals Sam Hubbard
3 78 Cincinnati Bengals Malik Jefferson
1 1 Cleveland Browns Baker Mayfield
1 4 Cleveland Browns Denzel Ward
2 35 Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb
3 67 Cleveland Browns Chad Thomas
4 105 Cleveland Browns Antonio Callaway
3 81 Dallas Cowboys Michael Gallup
1 5 Denver Broncos Bradley Chubb
3 71 Denver Broncos Royce Freeman
3 99 Denver Broncos Isaac Yiadom
3 80 Houston Texans Martinas Rankin
2 36 Indianapolis Colts Darius Leonard
2 37 Indianapolis Colts Braden Smith
1 29 Jacksonville Jaguars Taven Bryan
2 61 Jacksonville Jaguars D.J. Chark
3 93 Jacksonville Jaguars Ronnie Harrison
2 46 Kansas City Chiefs Breeland Speaks
3 75 Kansas City Chiefs Derrick Nnadi
3 100 Kansas City Chiefs Dorian O’Daniel
1 17 Los Angeles Chargers Derwin James
3 89 Los Angeles Rams Joseph Noteboom
4 111 Los Angeles Rams Brian Allen
4 135 Los Angeles Rams John Franklin-Myer
5 147 Los Angeles Rams Micah Kiser
5 160 Los Angeles Rams Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
6 176 Los Angeles Rams John Kelly
6 192 Los Angeles Rams Jamil Demby
6 195 Los Angeles Rams Sebastian Joseph
6 205 Los Angeles Rams Trevon Young
7 231 Los Angeles Rams Travin Howard
7 244 Los Angeles Rams Justin Lawler
1 11 Miami Dolphins Minkah Fitzpatrick
2 42 Miami Dolphins Mike Gesicki
3 73 Miami Dolphins Jerome Baker
4 123 Miami Dolphins Durham Smythe
4 131 Miami Dolphins Kalen Ballage
6 209 Miami Dolphins Cornell Armstrong
7 227 Miami Dolphins Quentin Poling
7 229 Miami Dolphins Jason Sanders
1 30 Minnesota Vikings Mike Hughes
1 23 New England Patriots Isaiah Wynn
1 31 New England Patriots Sony Michel
3 91 New Orleans Saints Tre’Quan Smith
1 2 New York Giants Saquon Barkley
3 69 New York Giants B.J. Hill
5 139 New York Giants R.J. McIntosh
1 3 New York Jets Sam Darnold
3 72 New York Jets Nathan Shepherd
4 107 New York Jets Christopher Herndon
1 15 Oakland Raiders Kolton Miller
3 65 Oakland Raiders Brandon Parker
3 87 Oakland Raiders Arden Key
4 110 Oakland Raiders Nick Nelson
1 28 Pittsburgh Steelers Terrell Edmunds
3 76 Pittsburgh Steelers Mason Rudolph
3 92 Pittsburgh Steelers Chukwuma Okorafor
1 9 San Francisco 49ers Mike McGlinchey
2 44 San Francisco 49ers Dante Pettis
3 70 San Francisco 49ers Fred Warner
3 79 Seattle Seahawks Rasheem Green
1 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vita Vea
2 38 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ronald Jones II
2 63 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Carlton Davis
2 41 Tennessee Titans Harold Landry
3 74 Washington Redskins Geron Christian

12 responses to “Only 76 draft picks remain unsigned three weeks after draft

  1. According to the rules, a draftee cannot sign his contract if his school year has not ended. Those schools with the quarter system instead of the semester system will end classes later.

  2. They can sign their contract they just can’t take part in offseason programs at the teams facilities until their schools academic year ends.

    I know they have been talking about getting rid of this rule or tweaking it.

    It was originally put in place so teams couldn’t pressure a player to drop out of school early and attend their OTA’s and mini-camps.

  3. Are the Ram’s waiting on some sort of Dividend Cheque to be able to pay the new guys?

  4. I can understand Hughes holding off from signing with the Vikings. After the Vikings’ abysmal playoff choke last year, he’s gotta be thinking “They want ME to fix THIS?”

    We all know he can’t. After all, when the going gets tough, the Vikings choke hard.

  5. @minneanderthals – The oddsmakers in Vegas have the Vikings dead even with the slackers for the 2018 NFC-N championship at 10.5 over/under… but we both know ARod (in both shoulders) won’t make it to game 16 this season… just like he didn’t in 2013 and 2017.

  6. minneanderthals says:
    May 18, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    I can understand Hughes holding off from signing with the Vikings. After the Vikings’ abysmal playoff choke last year, he’s gotta be thinking “They want ME to fix THIS?”

    We all know he can’t. After all, when the going gets tough, the Vikings choke hard.
    _________

    The Vikings don’t need their #4 or #5 corner to fix anything. It’s the Packers and other teams with little talent that hope their first round pick will be the savior.

    We’re going to be just fine.

  7. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    May 18, 2018 at 7:33 pm
    The Vikings don’t need their #4 or #5 corner to fix anything. It’s the Packers and other teams with little talent that hope their first round pick will be the savior. We’re going to be just fine.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////

    No, they just need to experiment with the most important position on the team with someone on whom the jury is still out, and after enjoying Pro-Bowl caliber play at that position three years in a row. Humm. That doesn’t sound confident. Why can’t the Vikings get it done with QB talent like that and a vaunted defense? Something isn’t fine.

    In the meantime, the talentless Packers have had one Rodgers-less down year in many. The Vikings have had one OK (regular season) year in many.

    The Packers too, will be just fine. You know it.

  8. What’s up with the majority of 3rd rounders not being signed? By far the highest representation out of all the rounds.

  9. Some of the class guys, like Rosen, have signed….and willing to earn their contract vs. the moron sense of entitlement some guys have who’ve never played a down in the NFL

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