Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/25/12

The Rams' final two draft picks finally fell in line when cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins (second round) and Trumaine Johnson (third) agreed to contract terms.

The Post-Dispatch reported that Jenkins' deal is worth "just over" $5 million with $3.1 million guaranteed. It was also reported that "according to league sources, Jenkins is believed to have the largest increase in percentage of guaranteed money (over the 2011 draft) of any second-rounder this year."

It is not yet known if the Rams received any protection for the guaranteed money or if any of his signing bonus is deferred. What is known is that those reported numbers fall right in line with the two picks that surrounded him in the draft.

Defensive end Andre Branch, selected one spot in front of Jenkins by the Jacksonville Jaguars, signed a contract worth $5,089,934 that included a signing bonus of $2,141,768. His base salaries of $390,000 in 2012 and $621,361 in 2013 are guaranteed for a percentage guarantee of 61.9.

One spot after Jenkins, the Carolina Panthers selected guard Amini Silatolu. His contract is worth a total of $4,937, 104 and includes a signing bonus of $2,030,620. His base salaries of $390,000 in 2012 and $564,414 in 2013 are guaranteed for a percentage guarantee of 60.5. However, Silatolu has a workout bonus of $50,000 guaranteed for injury as well as $100,000 workout bonuses in 2014 and 2015.

Only a handful of second-round picks have workout bonuses in their contracts. Including the 2013 workout bonus for Silatolu increases his guaranteed percentage to 61.5.

While the exact value of Jenkins' deal wasn't known yet, the reported guarantee is 62 percent of $5 million. It is unclear what the reported increase for Jenkins from 2011 refers to, but it could be a comparison to the seventh pick in the second round last year.

If that's the case, the additional increase for Jenkins might be because Tennessee Titans linebacker Akeem Ayers' contract had his 2011 salary guaranteed and only a portion of his 2012 salary guaranteed when most other early second-round picks had all of their 2011-2012 bases guaranteed.

If all of Ayers' 2012 base had been guaranteed, the percentage would have been 62. Instead, it is 59.9 percent. That makes it a 2.1 percent increase for Jenkins.

For another comparison, Rams' wide receiver Brian Quick's 70.9 percent of guaranteed money is 1.1 percent more than the first pick of the second round in 2011, New England cornerback Ras-I Dowling. Also consider that Quick's signing bonus ($2,357,528) is exactly what Dowling received. The increase in guaranteed money for base salaries is because of the increase in minimums from 2011 to 2012.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Celtics legend Paul Pierce prepares for what ‘could be’ his last game in Boston

Free-agent WR Josh Morgan accidentally shot himself, charged with crime

Jon Beason retires after nine NFL seasons

Brewers Association sends Peyton Manning case of craft beer

Report: Police recommend charges against LeSean McCoy

Heat interested in Kings’ 3-point specialist Omri Casspi


Rick Pitino thinks Louisville should be fined $10 million for scandal

Browns LB Armonty Bryant indicted on felony drug charge

Report: Danny Ainge 'excited' at chance to add Al Horford

Pat Haden collapsed on USC campus

Colts on Andrew Luck contract: ‘It’s going to be a shocking number’

GW basketball coach kicked out of daughter’s HS game

Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson used to soak his ankles in urine

Why Tom Thibodeau needs to be in New York

Defensemen in high demand as NHL trade deadline looms

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

Security guard indicted for assaulting University of Houston football fan

The LeBron-Kobe rivalry and Finals matchup that never was

Mario Williams recognizes Bills may release him

Terrell Owens says Cris Carter 'begged his way' into HOF

QUIZ: Name every WWE Heavyweight Champion

Three NHL players who can cement their legacies like Peyton Manning

Top 11 story lines for the 2016 NFL offseason

Vince Carter: I’ll know when, but I’m not ready to retire

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

The NCAAB power rankings

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker