While the draft does not yield the same type of long term holdouts as before, it is still good news to see draft picks signing early.
Last week the team was able to ink deals with three members of their 2017 draft class. T.J. Logan (5th), Will Holden (5th), Rudy Ford (6th), and yesterday they signed third round pick Chad Williams to rookie contracts.
That leaves Haason Reddick (1st) and Budda Baker (2nd) as the only two unsigned rookies.
From the team:
"Johnson (6-5, 305) finished his college career by starting in 40 consecutive games. He was a first-team All-American selection as a senior in 2016, becoming the first Panthers offensive lineman to earn that honor in 22 years (Ruben Brown-1994). Johnson also earned first-team All-ACC honors last season while starting all 13 games at left guard. He played in 51 consecutive games (42 starts) at Pittsburgh, with starts at left guard (39), left tackle (2) and right guard (1). Johnson was also honored with the prestigious Panther Award, given to the senior student-athlete who best promotes Pittsburgh through their outstanding athletic achievements."