The Oakland Raiders reached a five-year, $38 million deal with WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, the No. 7 overall pick in the draft, today. $23.5 million of the deal is guaranteed. Total potential value of the deal is $54 million, if Darrius hits all his incentives and escalators.
With No. 5 pick QB Mark Sanchez signed for five years at $60 million, with $28 million guaranteed, the Heyward-Bey signing slots No. 6 pick Andre Smith at somewhere around $57 million in total contract value, with $26-27 million guaranteed.
Time for the Bengals front office and Smith’s agent, Alvin Keels, to get serious.
Update: Numbers are also in on the Rams’ deal with OT Jason Smith at No. 2: $61 million total potential value, $33 million guaranteed.
Update 2: In Cleveland, WR Brian Robiskie has signed, making Andre Smith the only unsigned rookie in the AFC North.