The Green Bay Packers have their entire draft class under contract with Tuesday’s signing of first-round cornerback Damarious Randall.All draft picks receive a four-year contract. Based on the deals signed by those around him, Randall’s contract should be worth about $7.924 million with a signing bonus of just more than $4 million. About $6.4 million will be fully guaranteed. His first-year cap hit will be almost $1.44 million.
Note: It wound up being a four-year deal worth $7,915,728, with $6.401 million guaranteed that included a $4.017 signing bonus.
Due to an ankle injury sustained during a private workout with another team before the draft, Randall was sidelined for the rookie camp and the first week of organized team activities. During an 11-on-11 period at Tuesday’s minicamp, Randall and Sam Shields worked as the cornerbacks with the No. 1 nickel package.
Cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt said he hasn’t seen enough yet to make any projections about Randall, who started at safety for two seasons at Arizona State and has a lot to learn from a mental and physical perspective.
“You know, it’s so early for me to talk about where these guys are because we have so far to go,” Whitt said on Tuesday afternoon. “We’re really building a base of teaching the techniques. He played mostly safety so he didn’t press from a square alignment. He was more working himself down (to the line of scrimmage). Him and (second-round cornerback Quinten) Rollins, we have to get them an understanding of our first step, of our balance in our stance, of our shoulder pad level – all those aspects. Maybe in the middle of training camp I’ll be able to … because I want to answer your question but I can’t right now because we’re so far away from that point. We’re still building a base, really. I’ve been pleased with his effort, I’ve been pleased with the detail that he’s trying to give us. But there’s not much difference from two weeks ago until right now.”