The Chargers had one of this year’s smaller draft classes, with just six picks, and the team has already been busy locking up most of them. According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune (via Twitter), the team signed four picks today. In addition to inking guard Chris Watt to a contract, which we heard about earlier, San Diego also signed fifth-round pick Ryan Carrethers, sixth-rounder Marion Grice, and seventh-rounder Tevin Reese.
When Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported Watt’s deal this afternoon, he suggested the third-rounder agreed to a $419K bonus and a $2.691MM overall value. That’s noticeably lower than the figures Jason Fitzgerald of Over The Cap predicted, and Fitzgerald has been on point with most of his other projections, so we’ll have to wait for confirmation on that amount. Assuming Fitzgerald’s other numbers are accurate though, Carrethers, Grice, and Reese should be in line for signing bonuses worth about $179K, $99K, and $49K respectively.
With four of their six draftees now under contract, the Chargers can shift their attention to signing first-round cornerback Jason Verrett and second-round linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu. To keep tabs on all of this year’s draft pick signings, you can use this page, which will be consistently updated over the next few weeks.