The contract signed by Patriots first-round draft choice Devin McCourty is a five-year package with a maximum value of $13.2 million, according to a league source. The guarantees and bonuses total $7.825 million.
This information figures to be looked at closely because McCourty is only the second first-round draft choice to reach a deal.
More information, such as structure of bonus payments and base salaries, is needed to fully analyze the contract.
For those in the business, it is commonplace to look at last year's draft choice in the same No. 27 slot -- Colts running back Donald Brown -- and compare the deals to see how "strong" the pact is.