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Eagles sign first-round pick LB Marcus Smith

By John Breech |

Marcus Smith is officially under contract in Philadelphia. (Twitter/@Eagles)
Marcus Smith is officially under contract in Philadelphia. (Twitter/@Eagles)

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The Eagles 2014 draft class is officially under contract. The seventh and final player to sign was first-rounder Marcus Smith, who signed his deal on Monday.

The 26th overall pick signed a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth year. Although the terms haven't been announced, the deal is expected to be worth $7.80 million and include a $3.99 million signing bonus.

"It means everything," Smith said of signing his contract. "I've been waiting on it for a long time, been wanting to sign my contract just to get everything over with. It just feels great to be an Eagle and have no worries and go on the field and do what I do best."

When Smith signed the deal, he said he had a special someone on his mind.

"When I put the pen to paper, the first person I think of is my mom," Smith said, via the Eagles official website. "She did so many things for me and I just feel like I could go out and do something special for her." senior writer Pete Prisco gave the Smith pick a B. Prisco believes the pick gave the Eagles exactly what they needed: A young pass rusher.

The Eagles originally had the 22nd pick in the draft, but they traded with the Browns, who grabbed Johnny Manziel with pick No. 22. The Eagles got a third-round pick in the trade that they turned into former Oregon receiver Josh Huff.

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