The Pittsburgh Steelers have two more of their draft picks now under contract as Ed Bouchette reports via Twitter that both tight end David Paulson and cornerback Terrence Frederick have come to terms on Wednesday.
Both Paulson and Frederick were seventh round compensatory draft picks. Paulson was selected with the 33rd pick in seventh round and 240th overall. Frederick was the 39th pick in the seventh round and 246th overall. Both players will earn base salaries in their four-year deals of $390,000, $480,000, $570,000 and $660,000. The signing bonuses for each are expected to be around $45,000 each. This will total each of their contracts out at around $2.145 million.
Paulson had 67 catches for 1041 yards and 10 touchdowns in 41 games at Oregon. He measured in at the combine at 6031 and weighed 246 pounds. Frederick recorded 205 tackles of which 156 were solos in four seasons at Texas A&M. He had 4 interceptions to go along with 34 passes defensed. He measured in at the combine at 5096 and weighed 187 pounds.
The signing of both Paulson and Frederick now means that the Steelers have 6 of their 9 draft picks under contract with only David DeCastro, Sean Spence and Kelvin Beachum left to sign.