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Detroit Lions agree to terms with first-round pick Jeff Okudah

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The Lions’ third overall pick will soon be under contract.

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The Detroit Lions’ signing of their rookie draft class is almost complete. According to NFL network’s Ian Rapoport, the team has reached an agreement with the third overall pick in the draft, cornerback Jeff Okudah.

Per Rapoport, the deal is a standard four-year deal with the fifth-year option. For comparison’s sake, last year’s third overall pick (Quinnen Williams) signed a four-year deal worth $32.5 million with a Year 1 cap hit of $5.9 million. Given the rise in salary cap this year, it’s reasonable to expect Okudah’s cap hit to be over $6 million this year.

With Okudah soon to be officially under contract, that leaves just seventh-round pick Jashon Cornell as the only one of nine draft picks that has not publicly signed his rookie deal, though that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened behind the scenes yet.

With training camp just two weeks away, the Lions nearly have the entirety of their 90-man roster under contract.

UPDATE: Okudah is ready: