Steelers rookie offensive lineman Kendrick Green made his spot on the team official by signing his rookie contract, his agent announced on Twitter on Tuesday.
— Jason Bernstein (@Clarity_JB) July 20, 2021
The Steelers chose the Illinois center and guard with the 87th overall pick in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Green’s deal has an estimated value of roughly $4.8 million with a signing bonus of $906,011 per Spotrac. The exact financial terms of the contract have not been announced.
Green was the last of the Steelers’ 2021 draft class to sign his contract.
The 6-foot-2, 305-pound lineman from Peoria, Ill. started all 33 games that he played in for the Fighting Illini. He was recruited as a defensive lineman, and made the switch to the offensive line prior to his redshirt freshman season in 2018. Green tallied 29 starts at guard, and 4 at center, where the Steelers will position him. Green was a consensus All-Big Ten pick in 2020 after being named an All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2019.