As expected, the Detroit Lions are moving quickly when it comes to signing their 2012 NFL Draft picks. On Wednesday, seventh-round pick Travis Lewis agreed to a four-year deal, and so far on Thursday, four more draft picks have agreed to four-year deals.
The first draft pick to get a deal done this morning was fourth-round pick Ronnell Lewis. Shortly after, deals were agreed to between the Lions and fifth-round picks Tahir Whitehead and Chris Greenwood. More recently, the Lions agreed to terms with second-round pick Ryan Broyles. All of these deals are for four years, as required by the collective bargaining agreement.
With five picks now ready to sign, the Lions only need to work out deals with first-round pick Riley Reiff, third-round pick Bill Bentley and sixth-round pick Jonte Green. Dave Birkett reported earlier that Green's deal is "basically done," so it's possible he could agree to terms on Thursday as well.