1:27pm: $8.8MM of Agholor’s $9.377MM contract is guaranteed, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
1:16pm: The Eagles have locked up their first-round pick, agreeing to terms with wide receiver Nelson Agholor on his rookie contract, the team announced today (via Twitter). Agholor becomes the third first-rounder to reach a deal with his new team, following Jameis Winston and Kevin White.
Agholor, the 20th overall pick last Thursday, should be in line for a four-year contract worth about $9.4MM, with a signing bonus that exceeds $5MM, according to Over the Cap’s draft pool projections. As a first-rounder, he’ll also have a fifth-year option on his deal, which will allow the Eagles to lock him up for the 2019 season as well.
Agholor will join Jordan Matthews, Riley Cooper, Miles Austin, and the rest of an Eagles receiving corps that no longer includes Jeremy Maclin, who signed with the Chiefs in March. With Maclin no longer in the picture, I expect Agholor will get a chance to earn plenty of playing time in his rookie season, with he and Matthews representing the future of the position in Philadelphia.