One of the remaining draft picks, RB Jerome Harrison, may have already agreed to terms. According to Kalamazoo television station WWMT, the Michigan native has agreed to a four-year contract with the Browns. Harrison played his high school ball in the Michigan town.
If the story proves correct, the Browns will be left with four draft picks lacking a contract. In addition to Jackson, third round selection WR Travis Wilson and fourth-round picks OL Isaac Sowells and LB Leon Williams have not yet been signed to deals.
D'Qwell Jackson will likely present more of a challenge for the club due to the nature of incentives in his contract. Jackson may start the season as a backup, complicating his ability to achieve any short-term goals which are a part of an agreement.
If the team and Jackson are able to negotiate through this issue, they will be helped by signings around the Browns second-round pick. DeMeco Ryans, chosen immediately before Jackson, signed a contract with the Houston Texans last week. The Eagles were able to sign OT Winston Justice earlier this week, as well. Justice was taken five selections after the Maryland linebacker.