First-round LB Darron Lee remains Jets' only unsigned draft pick

Three key players remain unsigned as the New York Jets are set to begin a four-week practice period -- free-agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (yet to sign his franchise tender) and first-round pick Darron Lee.

The Jets signed six of their seven picks soon after the draft, as you'd expect now that rookie contracts are slotted based on their draft position. This isn't too complicated. Lee, picked 20th overall, will eventually sign a four-year deal for $10.2 million, including a $5.6 million signing bonus. The contract is fully guaranteed.

There's no reason to be concerned. Fourteen of the 19 players selected ahead of Lee still haven't signed, so it's not like he's on an island.

From all indications, Lee has been working out at the Jets' facility and he's expected to participate in the practices, contract or no contract.

"He's a good kid," said fellow linebacker David Harris, who can help mentor the talented rookie. "He's always asking questions. You want to see that from a rookie. ... He's a fast learner, he's very athletic and he'll be a good asset to the team."

The first practice is Tuesday. Mind you, the practices are voluntary. The only mandatory part of the offseason is the minicamp, June 14-16.

Wilkerson, unhappy that he doesn't have a long-term deal, is expected to skip the voluntary workouts for the second straight year as he rehabs his surgically repaired broken leg. It wouldn't be a shock if he skips the minicamp. Unless he signs his $15.7 million tender, he's under no obligation to attend.

Barring a dramatic breakthrough in negotiations, Fitzpatrick also will be a no-show this week as the offseason heats up.