And we’re off. The first of the Raiders’ nine draft picks has signed on the dotted line. Fourth round tight end Foster Moreau, who the team selected at 137 overall, has signed his 4-year rookie contract. This according to Adam Caplan.
#Raiders 4th-round pick TE Foster Moreau agreed to 4-year deal, source said.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 2, 2019
Thus we begin the countdown of picks to sign. Unlike the old days where prospects would negotiate their deals and thus often would take well into the summer and sometimes even hold out into the season.
These days the amounts are slotted, so there’s little reason for the picks not to get their deals signed in a timely fashion. Still, they seemed to happen from the bottom up, for the most part. Meaning the day three picks will sign first, and then the day two, and usually the first round picks sign last.
With Moreau locked in, here are the remaining picks still to sign:
Round 1a: Clelin Ferrell
Round 1b: Josh Jacobs
Round 1c: Johnathan Abram
Round 2: Trayvon Mullen
Round 4a: Maxx Crosby
Round 4b: Isaiah Johnson
Round 5: Hunter Renfrow
Round 7: Quinton Bell