MONDAY, 9:35pm: ESPN.com’s Josh Weinfuss breaks down the rookie’s contract. Bucannon signed a four-year deal worth $7.71MM, $6.2MM guaranteed. The first three years of the contract are guaranteed, as is the safety’s $3.9MM signing bonus.
Bucannon will receive a base salary of $420K this season, but that will increase to $770K in 2015 and $1.12MM in 2016. In 2017, he has a non-guaranteed base salary of $934K in addition to a $537K roster bonus.
THURSDAY, 4:18pm: The Cardinals have signed first-round pick Deone Bucannon to a four-year deal, reports Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com (via Twitter). As the writer points out, the team has now signed all seven of its draft picks.
The former Washington State standout was the third safety selected in this year’s draft, going 27th overall to Arizona. The team received that pick (along with a third-round selection) from the Saints for pick No. 20.
A four-year starter for the Cougars, Bucannon established himself as one of the best safeties in college football. Last season, the senior was chosen as a first-team All-American and a first-team All-Pac-12 selection. He finished his college career with 384 tackles and 15 interceptions.