Packers Sign First-Round S Darnell Savage

The Green Bay Packers have signed first-round S Darnell Savage Jr. to a four-year rookie contract, according to Adam Caplan.

This is the first Packers’ draft pick to sign his rookie contract:

Round Pick Team Player Pos. College Note
1. 12. GB Rashan Gary DL Michigan  
1. 21. GB Darnell Savage S Maryland Signed
2. 44. GB Elgton Jenkins OL Miss. State  
3. 75. GB Jace Sternberger TE Texas A&M  
5. 150. GB Kingsley Keke DT Texas A&M  
6. 185. GB Ka’Dar Hollman CB Toledo  
6. 194. GB Dexter Williams RB Notre Dame  
7. 226. GB Ty Summers ILB TCU  

Savage was the No. 21 overall pick by the Packers out of Maryland. Green Bay elected to trade up with the Seahawks to acquire him and exchanged their No. 30, No. 114 and No. 118 picks for the right to draft him. 

According to, Savage receives a four-year, $12,517,692 rookie contract that includes $7,123,776 signing bonus. 

Lance Zierlein compares Savage Jr to S Lamarcus Joyner. He was a three-year starter and initially played cornerback before transitioning to safety in 2016. Most draft analysts had him as a mid-round prospect in this year’s draft. 

During his four-year college career at Maryland, Savage Jr recorded 182 tackles, one sack, eight interceptions, two defensive touchdowns, 13 pass defenses and a fumble recovery over the course of 40 games.



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