Yesterday the Redskins announced that they had come to terms with 9 of their draft picks, with 8 of them already signing their contracts. First round pick, OT Brandon Scherff, was the last man standing, but GM Scot McCloughan said the deal was close, and he hoped it would be finished by the time Friday's rookie mini-camp started. The deal is now done, and the Redskins will have all of their 2015 draft picks, the 13 UDFAs they have signed, plus a number of rookie tryout players on hand when the team holds camp this weekend.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team, but with the rookie wage scale that was started a few years ago with the new CBA we know the basics of the deal. Scherff's deal will likely be for 4 years, $21.2 million fully guaranteed, and have a 2015 cap hit of $3.9 million. Scherff will begin his career with the Redskins at right tackle, a position that saw three different players get snaps last season. Tyler Polumbus, who began the year as the starter, is a free agent and has not been re-signed. Tom Compton, who ended the season as the starter, was re-signed on a 1-year RFA contract. Morgan Moses, the OT who was drafted last year in the 3rd round), ended the season on IR with a Lisfranc injury, and hopes to be back for training camp.
Scherff enters the offseason as the man to beat at RT, but will have to prove he can play the position at the NFL level. Redskins GM Scot McCloughan ahs made it clear that he feels Scherff can, but he also believes in playing the best option at each position.