Penn State NFL Rookie Tracker: Ebiketie signs, pushing PSU contracts near $50 million – 247Sports

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With the Penn State football team having a jam-packed recruiting calendar in June and a new wave of commitments hitting in July, it only SEEMS like forever ago that the Nittany Lions had eight players taken in the 2022 NFL Draft. In reality, it has only been about a month and a half.
On Wednesday, news broke that second-round defensive end pick Arnold Ebiketie had signed his rookie contract with the Atlanta Falcons. You can find details of the deal (at least the ones we know so far) by scrolling down for our player-by-player breakdown of the respective PSU 2022 NFL rookie contract situations.
That meant that as of this writing, fellow second-round defensive back pick Jaquan Brisker was the only Nittany Lion draftee who had yet to sign his rookie contract. We’d imagine that deal with the Chicago Bears will get done at any moment now (see his panel below for more on that).
With the information we have so far — and we’re still waiting on the Brisker situation to work itself out, as well as details of Ebiketie’s guaranteed money and signing bonus (which will likely be the same figure) — the young Penn State products in the NFL have already made quite a financial haul.
Led by first-round wide receiver pick Jahan Dotson’s fully guaranteed $15 million contract, the draftees and a pair of undrafted free agents have signed contracts that are already worth nearly $50 million. That includes nearly $17 million in guaranteed money and nearly $10 million in signing bonuses. We have a complete breakdown of all the details we know so far at the bottom of this story.
But some of the figures can be a bit deceiving. For example, seventh-round picks Rasheed Walker (OL) and Jesse Luketa (LB) both signed four-year deals worth more than $3.7 million apiece. But each are only guaranteed to make about $80,000.
By comparison, fourth-round picks Brandon Smith (LB) and Jordan Stout (P) inked four-year pacts for about $4 million each. But they are guaranteed $756,548 and $697,836, respectively. All of their guaranteed money came in the form of signing bonuses, so they already have some walking-around cash.
Here is where things stood with the Penn State rookie as of July 13. We list the signed draftees first, followed by unsigned draftee (Brisker), followed by the undrafted free agents (including two who have already been cut).
Rookies are slated to begin reporting to NFL training camps as early as July 18 (Buffalo, Las Vegas) and as late as July 26 (Carolina, Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington). The rookies are not allowed to practice at camp until their contracts are signed.
All numbers were found at the site spotrac.com. It is an awesome source for information on professional sports contracts.
Jahan Dotson: Washington Commanders (May 18)
Round 1, Pick 16 (16th Overall)
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $15,048,358
GUARANTEED: $15,048,358
SIGNING BONUS: $8,124,260
Round 1, Pick 16 (16th Overall)
Read About It: Commanders sign former Penn State star Dotson
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2021 SAME SPOT: OLB Zaven Collins (Tulsa): Arizona Cardinals
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $14,690,257
GUARANTEED: $14,690,257
SIGNING BONUS: $8,043,824
DE Arnold Ebiketie: Atlanta Falcons (July 13)
Round 2, Pick 6 (38th Overall)
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $9,694,450
GUARANTEED: TBA
SIGNING BONUS: TBA
Read About It: Falcons sign rookie DE Ebiketie
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2021 SAME SPOT: DT Christian Barmore (Alabama): New England Patriots
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $8,522,244
GUARANTEED: $4,605,371
SIGNING BONUS: $3,557,244
LB Brandon Smith: Carolina Panthers (June 30)
Round 4, Pick 15 (120th Overall)
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $4,416,548
GUARANTEED: $756,548
SIGNING BONUS: $756,548
Read About It: LB Smith signs rookie contract
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2021 SAME SPOT: RB Rhamondre Stevenson (Oklahoma): New England Patriots
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $4,229,056
GUARANTEED: $749,056
SIGNING BONUS: $749,056
P Jordan Stout: Baltimore Ravens (June 13)
Round 4, Pick 25 (130th Overall)
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $4,357,836
GUARANTEED: $697,836
SIGNING BONUS: $697,836
Read About It: First punter taken in 2022 NFL Draft signs with Ravens
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2021 SAME SPOT: CB Robert Rochell (Central Arkansas): Los Angeles Rams
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $4,170,928
GUARANTEED: $690,928
SIGNING BONUS: $690,928
CB Tariq Castro-Fields: San Francisco 49ers (June 2)
Round 6, Pick 43 (221st Overall)
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $3,792,016
GUARANTEED: $132,016
SIGNING BONUS: $132,016
Read About It: 49ers sixth-round pick signs
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2021 SAME SPOT: CB Israel Mukuamu (South Carolina): Dallas Cowboys
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $3,610,708
GUARANTEED: $130,708
SIGNING BONUS: $130,708
OT Rasheed Walker: Green Bay Packers (May 9)
Round 7, Pick 28 (249th Overall)
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $3,740,872
GUARANTEED: $80,872
SIGNING BONUS: $80,872
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2021 SAME SPOT: WR Kawaan Baker (South Alabama): New Orleans Saints
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $3,560,072
GUARANTEED: $80,072
SIGNING BONUS: $80,072
OLB Jesse Luketa: Arizona Cardinals (May 12)
Round 7, Pick 35 (256th Overall)
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $3,737,008
GUARANTEED: $77,008
SIGNING BONUS: $77,008
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2021 SAME SPOT: OLB Grant Stuard (Houston): Tampa Bay Buccaneers
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $3,556,244
GUARANTEED: $76,244
SIGNING BONUS: $76,244
S Jaquan Brisker: Chicago Bears (Pending)
Round 2, Pick 16 (48th Overall)
NOTE: Chicago’s training camp starts July 23 in Lake Forest, Ill., as rookies are scheduled to report that day. Veterans report July 26. Brisker cannot practice until he signs his contract.
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2021 SAME SPOT: OG Aaron Banks (Notre Dame): San Fransisco 49ers
LENGTH: 4 Years
TOTAL: $7,073,601
GUARANTEED: $3,485,693
SIGNING BONUS: $2,504,436
DT Derrick Tangelo, Atlanta Falcons (May 2)
Undrafted Free Agent
LENGTH: 3 Years
TOTAL: $2,565,000
GUARANTEED: $55,000
SIGNING BONUS: $5,000
LB Ellis Brooks, Green Bay Packers (May 2)
Undrafted Free Agent
LENGTH: 3 Years
TOTAL: $2,568,000
GUARANTEED: $8,000
SIGNING BONUS: $8,000
ST Drew Hartlaub (May 1)
Undrafted Free Agent
NOTE: Hartlaub signed a three-year, $2,560,000 contract May 1, with a $6,000 signing bonus (which was all of the guaranteed money).
He was waived May 14 and is now a free agent.
DT Eric Wilson, New Orleans Saints (May 1)
Undrafted Free Agent
NOTE: Wilson signed a three-year, $2,560,000 contract May 1, but none of the money was guaranteed and there was no signing bonus.
He was waived May 17 is now a free agent.
 
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