Only the Chicago Bears, who have signed six draft picks, have made quicker work of their rookie deals. The rookie wage scale implemented by the 2011 collective bargaining agreement between the league and players’ union simplified and quickened the process of signing draft picks.
In 2012, the Ravens had their entire draft class under contract before the start of rookie minicamp. Last year, the Ravens had all but one draft pick signed by early June. The only exception was safety Matt Elam, the Ravens' first-round pick who negotiated his deal without an agent and signed a week before training camp.
The Ravens will likely sign more draft picks before the start of their three-day rookie minicamp on Friday.
DRAFT PICKS SIGNED
TE Crockett Gillmore (third round): four years, $2.906 million contract, including a $606,376 signing bonus
G-C John Urschel (fifth round): four years, $2.364 million, including a $144,560 signing bonus
QB Keith Wenning (sixth round): four years, $2.324 million, including a $104,072 signing bonus
WR Michael Campanaro (seventh round): four years, $2.287 million, including a $67,500 signing bonus