DEMARIO DAVIS LB, Arkansas St. 6-2, 235 3rd round, No....

LB, Arkansas St.
6-2, 235
3rd round, No. 73 overall

-- Can run, hit and cover tight ends, making him a fit for inside linebacker.
-- Rated high by special-teams coordinator Mike Westhoff.
Credit: AP

**Updated June 1**

A source confirmed to Newsday that Davis' four-year deal is worth just shy of $2.9M and his signing and workout bonuses total approximately $720,000. 


Now, just one Jets rookie remains without a deal: Jordan White.

The team signed third-round draft pick Demario Davis Thursday night, a source told Newsday. Though the terms of the deal were not disclosed, the linebacker should earn figures similar to other third-round picks. (i.e., Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, two spots ahead of Davis, inked a four-year deal worth $2.99M, which includes a $619,400 signing bonus.)

Davis -- the 77th overall pick -- drew noticeable attention after Jets head coach Rex Ryan drew comparisons between Davis and Ray Lewis.

“There’s only one Ray Lewis," Ryan said in early May. "But it’s interesting. His face, mannerisms, passion. I see some things. And when you watch him on the tape, he pops off the tape. And like I said, he reminds me of a young Bart Scott. A guy that’s full of energy, flying all over the place and couldn’t wait to hit somebody.” 

The linebacker from Arkansas State was spotted in first-team sub packages with David Harris during Thursday's OTA session.

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