Jets Sign First Draft Pick

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Jets Sign First Draft Pick

The New York Jets signed 5th round pick FB John Conner to a 4-year, $1.99M deal that included a $199,000 signing bonus today. The contract has an escalator in the fourth year that could make the value of the deal worth $2.73M.

Conner earned the nickname "Terminator" at Kentucky for obvious reasons, but he was also considered the top pure lead-blocking fullback in this year's draft. At 5'11" and 246 lbs, Conner ran a 4.72 forty-yard dash at February's Scouting Combine. He also bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times.

Conner will learn and play behind veteran FB Tony Richardson this season before taking over in 2011.

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