The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed third-round pick Yannick Ngakoue to his rookie contract. Ngakoue is the final member of the Jaguars' 2016 draft class to sign his rookie contract.
Contract numbers aren't released yet, but according to the slotting system, last year's No. 69 selection Tyler Lockett signed a four-year, $3,318,751 contract with a $786,751 signing bonus, according to Spotrac.com. Ngakoue will likely make a bit more than that.
Ngakoue finished his three-year career at the University of Maryland with 83 tackles, 33 tackles for a loss, and 21.5 sacks. He set the Maryland single-season sack record in 2015 with 13.5 and ranked second nationally in sacks per game (1.13). During his sophomore campaign, Ngakoue earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors from the media and finished second on the Terrapins with 13.5 tackles for loss and six sacks. He appeared in 13 games as a freshman and tallied four tackles for loss and two sacks.
He was a serious prospect for the Jaguars in the pre-draft process, showing himself to be a situational pass rusher and a guy who could get production even in bad situations.
Ngakoue is the second draft pick selected by the Jaguars from Maryland, and the first since punter Adam Podlesh in 2007.