Well, that was fast. It hasn't even been a week and the Raiders have already signed fifth overall pick Khalil Mack to a deal. ESPN's Field Yates was first to report the deal was done. In doing so, the Raiders become just the second team in this draft to sign their first round pick. The Chicago Bears signed first round pick (14th overall) Kyler Fuller on Wednesday
The deal is the standard 4-year deal with a fifth year option as per the rookie wage scale in the CBA. The deal will carry a total salary of $18.67 million fully guaranteed with a $12 million signing bonus and $4.5 million in total future roster bonuses.
Mack was the team's pick at five overall in last week's draft. And in time for their rookie minicamp which begins today, they have already got their top contract out of the way.
Even in the new CBA with the slotted salaries, the picks can remain unsigned right up until training camp. That has been the case the past couple seasons with the most notable being round five pick, Juron Criner, going unsigned until hours before the first camp practice in late July two years ago.
First round picks usually take a while because those the financials are set, the specific details of the contract can vary. Details such as bonuses and offsets of which Mack is said to have some in his contract. The Raiders have a lot of cap money to spend so they likely offered enough money upfront that it made Mack's decision an easy one.