Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/17/12

The Bills signed first-round pick Stephon Gilmore to a four-year contract. The deal includes a fifth-year option, which is customary for early draft picks.

Based on the value table applied in the 2011 draft, Gilmore's contract is likely worth approximately $12 million.

Gilmore was the 10th overall pick in the 2012 draft. He's penciled in as a starter entering offseason workouts and held his own in rookie camp after being a three-year starter at South Carolina.

"He played well and did well in this camp. Now, when he goes against the other guys he's going to lose some. How does he handle getting beat? He didn't get beat a lot out here, so how does he handle that?" coach Chan Gailey said. "He's going to go through some emotions so that maturity and that confidence will help him, I think. He's played in a tough league. He knows what it's about."

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