The Patriots now have all 12 draft picks under contract. On Tuesday, the club signed first round pick Devin McCourty.
The 27th overall pick, McCourty is expected to see time early, according to SB Nation's Pats Pulpit.
McCourty was drafted in the first round with the expectations that he'd be an every down player. After he was drafted, I compiled a table that showed McCourty as the most well rounded corner in the draft, and one of the highest potential picks. He can develop to become a lock down corner over the next couple years, but in the mean time he can contribute as the #2 or #3 corner, will helping out on special teams- which is a pretty good gig for an end-of-the-first-round rookie.
His contract runs for five years and is worth $13.2 million with $7.285 million guaranteed.
That makes two first round picks that have signed with most teams starting training camp on Friday.