Here are the latest 2023 draftees to sign their four-year rookie deals:
- DE Zach Harrison (third round, Ohio State)
- WR Cedric Tillman Jr. (third round, Tennessee)
- WR Nathaniel Dell (third round, Houston)
- WR Josh Downs (third round, North Carolina)
Kansas City Chiefs
- T Wanya Morris (third round, Oklahoma)
- DE BJ Thompson (fifth round, Stephen F. Austin)
- DT Keondre Coburn (sixth round, Texas)
- CB Nic Jones (seventh round, Ball State)
New Orleans Saints
- QB Jake Haener (fourth round, Fresno State)
The Browns added Tillman to a receiver room that includes Amari Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones and trade acquisition Elijah Moore. Peoples-Jones is going into a contract year. Downs joins a Colts team rostering contract-year wideout Michael Pittman Jr. and second-year talent Alec Pierce. The Colts lost Parris Campbell this offseason. Dell will stay in Houston, moving to a Texans team that traded Brandin Cooks to the Cowboys. The Texans did sign Robert Woods and are expected to have 2022 second-round pick John Metchie in uniform after a leukemia diagnosis wiped out his rookie year.
Donovan Smith‘s Chiefs signing looks set to place Morris on the developmental track. Kansas City has now added two free agent tackles — Smith and Jawaan Taylor — who have a combined 12 years of NFL starting experience. The Saints will pair Haener with their higher-profile Fresno State alum, Derek Carr, atop their quarterback depth chart. The team made Haener this draft’s sixth QB selection, at No. 127, and the move began a run on Day 3 QB picks.