Three in the fold, six to go.
The Redskins announced via their official Twitter feed that fifth-round draft pick Adam Gettis has signed with the team. Just in case anyone had any doubts, the team posted a picture of the guard out of Iowa with a pen in his hand signing what appears to be a player contract.
Gettis is an athletic player who some scouts believe is an ideal fit in the Redskins’ zone blocking scheme. He will compete with Maurice Hurt, Erik Cook, and fellow 2012 draft pick Josh LeRibeus for reserve spots behind starters Chris Chester and Kory Lichtensteiger.
He is the third Redskins 2012 draft pick to sign a contract. The team’s two seventh-round picks, safety Josh Bernstine and cornerback Richard Crawford, signed yesterday. The Redskins have six draft picks yet to be signed.
Update: Per Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, Gettis' four-year contract averages $575,000 per year.
The press release from Redskisn PR follows after the jump:
The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed 2012 fifth-round draft pick guard Adam Gettis (141st overall). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Gettis (6-4, 281) played collegiately at Iowa, where he appeared in 27 games with 16 starts. In 2011, he started all 13 games at right guard, helping the Hawkeyes to a 7-5 regular season record and a second consecutive Insight Bowl berth. Gettis, a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the conference’s coaches, was part of an offensive line that helped running back Marcus Coker average 115.3 rushing yards per game, second-best in the Big Ten.
Gettis, 23, was born on Dec. 9, 1988. He attended Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort, Ill., where he played three seasons on the offensive line, amassing 149 pancake blocks, including a career-high 69 as a senior en route to earning first-team All-State and All-Conference honors.