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New York Jets’ fifth-round pick Jamien Sherwood first to sign

Sep 26, 2020; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive back Jamien Sherwood (20) goes for a loose ball after Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Terry Wilson (3) fumbled during the fourth quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Former Auburn safety Jamien Sherwood is set to become the first draft pick to sign an NFL deal on Wednesday, ESPN reported.

Sherwood, taken in the fifth round by the New York Jets, will sign a four-year deal worth $3.83 million according to the report, citing agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Sherwood finished his junior season at Auburn with 75 tackles, three passes defensed and two fumble recoveries in 11 games.

Despite his experience at safety in college, the Jets introduced Sherwood as a linebacker when drafting him.

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–Field Level Media