Jets reach agreement with top pick Wilson

Posted Aug. 01, 2010 @ 10:12 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Jets have come to terms on a deal with their first-round draft choice, CB Kyle Wilson, a person with knowledge of the deal has told The Associated Press.

The contract is for five years and carries a maximum value of $13 million, with about $7 million guaranteed, according to the source. The Jets, who report to training camp Sunday, had yet to announce the signing as of early Sunday morning.

"I'm a millionaire!!!!!! And headed to camp," Wilson wrote on his Twitter page.

With Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie slated to start at cornerback, Wilson will likely be used as the nickel back during his rookie season.

In PFW's 2010 Draft Preview, personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki wrote that the Boise State product is a "quick, fast, competitive, playmaking corner who will have to prove himself on a more consistent basis against bigger, faster receivers but could develop into a No. 2 corner with versatility to play the slot in nickel packages and also return punts."

 

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