Though Dante Fowler will miss the entire 2015 season due to a torn ACL, the Jaguars were still willing to commit big money to him.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington have signed their 2015 1st-round draft picks, even though one of them is out for the season.
On Tuesday morning the Jaguars inked a deal with former Florida Gators OLB Dante Fowler Jr., the No. 3 overall draft pick, who unfortunately won’t play in the 2015 season due to an ACL tear he suffered last week.
#Jaguars signed Dante Fowler, who tore his ACL, to a 4-yr deal worth $23.5M fully guaranteed, source said. No offsets. Same as Bortles
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 12, 2015
Washington signed OT Brandon Scherff, the No. 5 overall draft pick, to a five-year deal and have moved him to right tackle, making him the bookend to star LT Trent Williams. Washington received some criticism from draft picks for taking Scherff – who most did not consider a top five pick – at 5th while letting USC star DE Leonard Williams fall to No. 6.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 12, 2015
With the signings, Tennessee Titans No. 2 overall draft pick Marcus Mariota remains the only top-5 pick unsigned from the 2015 NFL draft. Mariota has already been named the starter for the Titans but has yet to sign a contract with the team. No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just hours after being draft.