The Packers have become the latest team to sign their first-round pick, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com, who reports (via Twitter) that Green Bay has locked up safety Damarious Randall. With Randall now officially under contract, the Packers have secured all eight of their 2015 draft picks.
Randall, the 30th overall pick out of Arizona State, will be in line for a four-year contract worth about $7.916MM, including a $4MM+ signing bonus, per Over the Cap’s data. Since he’s a first-round pick, Randall will also have a fifth-year option for 2019 on his rookie deal, giving the Packers the opportunity to lock him up for an extra year.
Prior to 2014, the Packers hadn’t selected a defensive back in the first round of the draft since 2004 (cornerback Ahmad Carroll) and hadn’t tabbed a safety in the first round since 1999 (Antuan Edwards). However, in the last two years, the Packers have taken safeties with both of their first-round picks — this year’s selection of Randall follows last year’s pick of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
Now that Randall has signed, Marcus Mariota (Titans), Ereck Flowers (Giants), and Malcom Brown (Patriots) are the only first-round picks who have yet to ink their rookie contracts.