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Cardinals sign 2 more draft picks to rookie contracts

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The Arizona Cardinals now have seven of their 12 draft picks signed to rookie deals, as they inked four-year contracts with second-round cornerback Max Melton and third-round offensive lineman Isaiah Adams.

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The Cardinals have already signed third-round tight end Tip Reiman, fifth-round linebacker Xavier Thomas, fifth-round offensive tackle Christian Jones, sixth-round wide receiver Tejhaun Palmer and seventh-round cornerback Jaden Davis.

These were the full details of Melton’s deal:

Arizona traded down to select Melton out of Rutgers at No. 43 overall. The 5-foot-11 New Jersey native played 41 games through four seasons (2020-23) at his hometown university. During his time as a Scarlet Knight, Melton amassed 111 tackles, eight interceptions, one sack and defended 22 passes.

In the final year of his college career, he competed in 12 games, grabbing 32 tackles, three interceptions and blocking six passes. The 22-year-old helped Rutgers win the 2023 Pinstripe Bowl 31-24 over the University of Miami (Florida).

From the Cardinals’ story on the signing of Adams:

Marvin Harrison Jr., Darius Robinson, Trey Benson, Elijah Jones and Dadrion Taylor-Demerson are the only Cardinals rookies to not sign their deals yet.

Arizona Cardinals sign 4 rookies to contracts

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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