It is June 1 and the deal is done. The Arizona Cardinals announced they have signed first round pick D.J. Humphries to a four-year contract. With the announcement, the team has all their draft picks under contract.
According to NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth $8.9 million and the rookie gets a $4.74 million signing bonus. The team holds a fifth-year option it must exercise in early 2018, if they choose to do so.
Humphries (6-5, 305) appeared in 29 games with 19 starts at left tackle over the past three seasons before declaring for the NFL Draft following his junior season. In 2014, he started all 10 games he appeared in as a junior, helping the Gators rush for 100+ yards in each contest. A native of Charlotte, NC, Humphries was a Sporting News Freshman All-American and was named to the SEC Coaches' All-Freshman team in 2012 after playing in all 12 games (three starts).
The signing was fairly quick.
In 2011, the first year under the new collective bargaining agreement, Patrick Peterson was the team's first round pick and signed on July 30.
In 2012, the team's first rounder was receiver Michael Floyd. He signed on June 12.
In 2013, it was Jonathan Cooper. He didn't sign until the first day of training camp on July 28.
Last year, first rounder Deone Bucannon signed on June 5.
Humphries' signing is the earliest yet for the team's top pick.