The Washington Football Team announced they have signed all 10 picks from their 2021 draft class, after reports of signings had come trickling in before tonight's official announcement.
Washington’s draft picks:
Round 1 (#19): Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
Round 2 (#51): Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
Round 3 (#74): Benjamin St-Juste, CB, Minnesota
Round 3 (#82): Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina
Round 4 (#124): John Bates, TE, Boise State
Round 5 (#163): Darrick Forrest, S, Cincinnati
Round 6 (#225): Camaron Cheeseman, LS, Michigan
Round 7 (#240): William Bradley-King, DE, Baylor
Round 7 (#246): Shaka Toney, DE, Penn State
Round 7 (#258): Dax Milne, WR, BYU
Our entire rookie class has signed their contracts— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) May 14, 2021
The 2021 draft class is official ✍️— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) May 14, 2021
And now we work pic.twitter.com/KW1Hj7rin0— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) May 14, 2021
The rookie wage scale makes draft pick signings a pretty simple affair, but there are occasionally delays due to 1st round picks negotiating offsets and 3rd round picks negotiating signing bonuses. Washington’s 3rd round pick Benjamin St-Juste got the max bonus in his contract.
Washington third-round pick Benjamin St-Juste signed his rookie deal and maxed out as a third-rounder. Got $551,118 above the minimum.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) May 13, 2021
Signing bonus: $1,069,640
Year 1: $660,000
Year 2: $891,853
Year 3: $1,123,706
Year 4: $1,355,559
Washington will hold their rookie mini-camp starting tomorrow. They were planning on hosting the NFL limit of 5 tryout players, but one of them tested positive for COVID-19. Now the players attending will be limited to the team's 10 draft picks, UDFA RB Jaret Patterson, and 5 other eligible players (QB Steven Montez, TE Sammis Reyes, DL David Bada, OT Rick Leonard, and DT Daniel Wise). Two players that were drafted by the CFL this year (CB Nelson Lokombo, DL Logan Bandy) will miss their opportunity.