According to a report from Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union, the first Jaguars draft pick to agree to a deal with the team is defensive end Andre Branch. Ganguli tweeted that Branch has agreed to terms with the Jaguars on a four-year deal worth $5.1 million.
Andre Branch's deal is a four-year deal worth $5.1 million. #Jaguars— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) May 29, 2012
Branch, a defensive end from the University of Clemson, was the Jaguars' second round draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The 6-4, 260 pound, 22 year old recorded 10.5 sacks in his senior season at Clemson and 18.5 during his career.
Prior to the signing, the Jaguars were one of the only NFL teams remaining that had yet to reach a contract agreement with any of their draft picks. The team still has five rookie draft picks not yet under contract including their first round selection, Justin Blackmon.