The long wait is over, New York Giants second-round draft pick, safety Landon Collins has signed his rookie contract.
This comes a day after first-round pick Ereck Flowers signed his own rookie deal. Collins and Flowers were among the last of the 2015 NFL draft class to sign contracts with their teams, but now none of the Giants' rookies are among that number.
Collins' contract is reportedly a four-year deal worth $6.1 million, with $2.7 million guaranteed.
The signing of Flowers and Collins has to bring at least a small sigh of relief to the lips of the Giants and fans alike. Both rookies are set to play key roles in the upcoming season. Flowers looks to be the current front-runner for the starting left tackle job in the wake of Will Beatty's offseason injury. Collins, meanwhile is being expected to help solidify an all new and largely inexperienced safety corps. So far the offseason reviews of Collins have been positive, praising both the big rookie's movement and his budding leadership in the secondary. The signing of his contract precludes the possibility of a costly training camp hold-out that could set back his development, and the development of trust on the defense.