The Pittsburgh Steelers now have another one of their seven 2022 draft picks under contract as of Friday afternoon.
According to the Steelers, defensive end DeMarvin Leal, the team’s third-round selection out of Texas A&M, has now signed his rookie four-year contract. He was the 84th overall selection in this year’s draft.
Leal started 12 games in 2021 at Texas A&M, finishing with 8.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for a loss, leading the Aggies in both categories. His four-year rookie deal with the Steelers should total out at around $5,176,955 and include a signing bonus of around $945,058. His 2022 salary cap charge should come in at around $941,265.
The signing of Leal means that the Steelers now have just two unsigned draft picks in quarterback Kenny Pickett, the team’s first-round selection, and wide receiver Calvin Austin III, the team’s fourth-round selection.
Prior to Friday, the Steelers had already signed four of their 2022 draft picks in wide receiver George Pickens, fullback/tight end Connor Heyward, inside linebacker Mark Robinson, and quarterback Chris Oladokun.
The Steelers’ annual OTA practice are scheduled to get underway on Tuesday.