While Denzel Ward will find out on Thursday night which team he will be signing his first NFL contract with, the former Ohio State cornerback has already begun the process of making money as a professional football player by inking an endorsement deal.
According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Ward is one of 18 prospects in this year's NFL draft who has signed a pre-draft endorsement deal with Nike.
Nike has signed the following players:— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 26, 2018
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Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Penn State's Saquon Barkley, who could be the top two overall picks in tonight's NFL draft, otherwise headline the list of draft prospects signed by Nike this year.
Ward joins a group of NFL players with Nike endorsement deals that includes fellow former Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who went with the No. 11 overall pick in last year's draft.