Lions sign third-round pick Alim McNeill to 4-year contract

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The Detroit Lions have made their first official signing of a member of the team’s 2021 draft class. Third-round defensive tackle Alim McNeill signed his rookie contract on Thursday.

The four-year deal includes a signing bonus of $1,090,312 on top of a 2021 base salary of $660,000. All rookie contracts are effectively predetermined by the league’s collective bargaining agreement, though the third round picks do have a little bit of wiggle room. McNeill maxed out his potential earnings on his rookie contract.

McNeill, who turned 21 this week, will be in attendance for the Lions’ rookie minicamp this weekend. The running back-turned-nose tackle played collegiately at North Carolina State.