Last year, the Cleveland Browns did not sign their first draft pick until May 29th. This year, as of May 17th, they already have eight of their twelve draft picks under contract, including both of their first round selections. Now that we are several years into the rookie wage scale, it seems like agents aren't wasting any time getting their players signed up on the scale that has become universally accepted.
The four players who remain unsigned include RB Duke Johnson (3rd round), S Ibraheim Campbell (4th round), WR Vince Mayle (4th round), and ILB Hayes Pullard (7th round). There aren't expected to be any holdouts for the remaining rookies, each of whom will be competing for a role on the team in 2015. With 8/12 picks signed, Cleveland is right in line with the league-wide percentage:
Two weeks after the NFL Draft, over 70% of the picks have either signed or agreed to terms.— Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) May 14, 2015
According to NFL.com, 19/32 first-round picks have been signed, so Cleveland has already taken care of the tough part with Danny Shelton and Cameron Erving.