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More than half of all draft picks have signed contracts


Two weeks ago tonight, Commissioner Roger Goodell made 32 trips to the podium at Radio City Music Hall, announcing the various selections made in the first round of the draft.

Tonight, more than half of all 256 draft picks have signed their contracts.

The latest official update from the NFLPA shows that 141 of 256 players have signed. But with more and more players continuously agreeing to terms, the number keeps going up.

Only seven first-round picks have signed. The higher percentages come in the later rounds; 75 percent of all sixth-round and seventh-round selections are under contract.

The speed with which the deals are getting done proves that all of these deals should be getting done, and that all agents should be refusing to let their clients show up for minicamps or OTAs without a signed contract. If the agents took a stand, the teams would have no choice but to get all of the players under contract.