Posted by Mike Florio on May 11, 2012, 8:18 AM EDT
The Giants’ rookie take to the field for the first time on Friday. And before first-round running back David Wilsondid so, he first put his name on a contract.
Per a league source, Wilson has signed a four-year contract. The team will hold an option for a fifth year.
Since Wilson was the last player taken in round one, he arguably would have been better off going one pick later, given that the fifth-year option goes away as of the first pick in round two.
The former Virginia Tech tailback was the third running back taken in the draft. He fills the void created by the departure of Brandon Jacobs.