After getting four of their five draft picks under contract Thursday, one day before the start of a three-day rookie minicamp, the Saints completed the task on Friday when defensive tackle John Jenkins signed his deal.
Jenkins, the team’s second third-round pick in the NFL draft last month, signed a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Jenkins joins safety Kenny Vaccaro, the Saints’ first-round selection, as well as tackle Terron Armstead (third round), wide receiver Kenny Stills Jr. (fifth round) and outside linebacker Rufus Johnson (sixth round) in signing their rookie deals.
All five draft picks received four-year contracts.
Jenkins, a 6-foot-4, 359-pounder, was chosen by the Saints with a second third-round draft pick (82nd overall) they acquired from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for two fourth-round selections.
Jenkins, 23, played nose tackle for the past two years at Georgia and started 20 of 27 games he played in after transferring from Gulf Coast (Miss.) Community College. He recorded 78 tackles and four sacks.
As a senior, Jenkins started all 13 games and was the team’s co-defensive MVP after collecting 50 tackles and one sack.
All five draft picks were on the field for the Saints’ two rookie minicamp practices on Friday at the team’s Metairie training facility. They will work again twice on Saturday before wrapping up the minicamp with a single practice on Sunday.
All minicamp sessions are closed to the public.