Former Maryland defensive end Yannick Ngakoue -- the Terps' single-season sack record-holder -- signed his rookie contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday, the team announced.
According to Jacksonville.com, the NFL's collective bargaining agreement guarantees Ngakoue a minumum salary of $540,000 and a minimum signing bonus of $856,000. Ngakoue and the Jaguars will negotiate an addition $456,000 of available compensation.
Ngakoue was the Jaguars' third-round choice and the No. 69 overall pick in the NFL draft after the team conducted a last-minute workout with the pass rusher in the days before the draft. After his selection, Ngakoue said he was pleased with the "family vibe" he felt with Jacksonville, and he was part of a defense-heavy draft class that includes Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack and Notre Dame defensive lineman Sheldon Day.
Ngakoue set Maryland's single-season sack record last fall with 13 1/2 sacks, and he finished his career with 21 1/2 sacks, good for fourth all-time in program history. He also had 33 tackles for loss.
He announced he was foregoing his final season of eligibility days after the season finale and impressed scouts with his workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine in February and Maryland's pro day in late March.