MAY 11: Smith’s contract with the Jets is worth $5.87MM, tweets Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. It includes $3.67MM in guarantees and a $2.53MM signing bonus.
MAY 8: With the reported addition of top pick Leonard Williams to the roster, the Jets now have their entire 2015 draft class under contract after second-rounder Devin Smith agreed to a deal.
The Jets officially announced the Ohio State receiver’s four-year pact after Smith practiced with the rookies on Friday.
Smith boasted yards-per-catch figures of more than 20 in three of his four seasons in Columbus, Ohio, with 12 touchdown grabs and 931 yards accompanying his FBS-best 28.2-yard average last season. The No. 37 overall selection joins a Jets receiving corps fronted by Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall, former third- and fourth-round picks, respectively.
“He brings a dimension to our offense in terms of at least initially being a vertical threat and an impactful-type player in that sense,” Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said on the team’s website. “And he has all the skills from an athletic standpoint to – in our minds – be a very good starting-caliber receiver when it’s all said and done in terms of his development.”