Nick Vannett is the first member of the historic Ohio State 2016 draft class to sign his professional contract. According to multiple media reports, the former Buckeye tight end agreed to a four-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks on Friday.
The Seahawks drafted Vannett with the 94th overall pick in the third round of last week's NFL Draft.
As a third-round pick, Vannett is projected to earn $3.1 million during the life of the contract, which also includes an approximate $656,879 in signing bonuses.
The Seahawks' 2016 season starts at home on Sunday, Sept. 11 against the Miami Dolphins. Vannett beat former teammate Eli Apple, now of the New York Giants, in becoming the first Buckeye draftee to sign his contract by approximately 20 minutes.