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DeVonta Smith signs rookie contract with Philadelphia Eagles

DeVonta Smith practicing at Eagles' OTAs
Photo of DeVonta Smith smiling at OTAs for the Eagles comes from philadelphiaeagles.com

The 2020 Heisman Trophy winner has signed a rookie contract.

DeVonta Smith was selected at No. 10 overall of this year’s NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.

In trading with the Dallas Cowboys to get into the top-10, the Eagles got its wide receiver to put with Jalen Hurts. Smith led the nation last season for receptions (117), receiving yards (1,856), and touchdowns (23). He finished his senior year with 25 total scores and concluded his tenure as the Crimson Tide’s all-time leading receiver.

Smith totaled 235 catches for 3,965 yards and 46 touchdowns in four years. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Smith and the Eagles have agreed to a four-year deal.

His contract is fully guaranteed and worth $20.1 million. He will collect a $12 million signing bonus and has a fifth-year option.

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Smith will make $5 million as his base salary for this coming season. Five of the six players the Tide placed in the first round have signed pro contracts. Mac Jones is the lone one who has yet to sign a deal. He was selected at No. 15 overall by the Patriots.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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