According to PFT 45 draftees are still unsigned including the Giants’ dynamic duo from Syracuse: first-round pick OL Justin Pugh and QB Ryan Nassib, their fourth round selection.
Pugh, taken 19th overall, is one of 24 first-rounders around the NFL still without a contract. Regardless, he attended all the OTAs and minicamp. This week he showed little concern that his deal will be done before long.
From Tom Rock of Newsday:
“I’m not really worried about it,” Pugh said of his contract . “I just want to focus on football. That’s why I signed [the injury protection form to participate in the offseason program], so I can be out here. I know it’ll be done.”
Pugh is basically slotted behind San Francisco’s Eric Reid (still unsigned) and ahead of Chicago’s Kyle Long, who signed a four-year, $8,300,952 deal in mid-May.
At the draft, National Football Post columnist Joel Corry slotted Pugh for “$8,345,898 over 4 years with $4,449,744 signing bonus & $1,517,436 ’13 cap number” after he was chosen by the Giants. Long’s bonus was $4,417,056 with a cap number of 1,509,264.
Nassib was taken twelve spots after QB Matt Barkley was selected at the top of the fourth round by the Eagles. Barkley signed a four-year, $2.739 million contract just the other day.
The QB has also not missed a day since being drafted by the Blue in April, whether it voluntary of mandatory. When he was asked about his contract status this week at minicamp, Nassib also seemed certain the situation would resolve itself.
“Right now, I’m focusing on performing at this minicamp, so, when this time’s over I’ll get more involved with it I’m sure.”