New York Giants second round pick, wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson, has been signed to a deal that will guarantee him more money than players taken in his spot have gotten in the past.
New York Giants second-round draft pick Wan'Dale Robinson $8.185 million rookie deal has $3.132 million signing bonus, fully guaranteed 2022, 2023, and 60.49 percent of third year fully guaranteed, up from 0 percent previous year at slot
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) July 19, 2022
Giants 2nd round pick WR Wan’Dale Robinson, who signed his rookie contract just prior to camp, got 60.49% of his year 3 salary guaranteed, per source.
Texans WR John Metchie, in slot behind Robinson, got 55.6% of year 3. Player in Robinson’s draft slot (43rd) last yr? 0%
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) July 19, 2022
Robinson was selected 43rd overall, and his deal is much more lucrative than the Giants’ second round pick last year — linebacker Azeez Ojulari.
Ojulari, taken 50th overall, signed a four-year, $6,774,908 deal which included a $2,287,208 signing bonus with $3,255,158 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,693,727.
Second and third round picks — also know as Day 2 selections — are becoming more and more valuable each year. It is rare that teams surrender these picks in trades these days unless in blockbuster-type deals.