It took only five days, but the entire Bears draft class is under contract, 24 hours before the beginning of rookie minicamp.
Third-round defensive tackle Will Sutton agreed to terms on his rookie contract, the team announced. Cliff Stein, the team’s vice president of football administration, got the Bears’ class signed before any other team — even before any other team signed its first-round pick.
Sutton is a quick, penetrating three-technique who has his weight back down to 290 pounds after seeing his production take a dip as a senior following a weight gain. He is a two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.
Sutton was the 82nd overall pick of the draft. Last year’s 82nd pick, John Jenkins, signed a four-year contract with the Saints worth $2.79 million with a rookie year cap hit of $546,890, per Spotrac. His signing bonus was $567,560.