« Brandt: Dolphins will win the AFC East | Main | No holdout on horizon: Odrick, Dolphins talking »

Guard John Jerry signs four-year deal

And then there were two.

That's how many of the Miami Dolphins eight draft picks are still not signed or agreed after third-round pick John Jerry agreed to a four-year contract today worth $2.64 million, according the National Football Post. Aaron Wilson at the Post reports Jerry will get guaranteed money of approximately $858,000.

[Update 5 p.m.: The Dolphins have confirmed that Jerry is signed.]

The Dolphins still have first-rounder Jared Odrick and second-rounder Koa Misi that are unsigned and haven't agreed to a deal. 

The Dolphins are searching for a starting left guard and Jerry has a good opportunity to win the spot. He is big (6-5 and 330 pounds) and strong and has played good competition (the SEC) while at Ole Miss.

But Jerry is obviously inexperienced in Miami's techniques and will have to beat out Donald Thomas and perhaps Nate Garner for the left guard spot. Thomas and Garner shared the job last year with Thomas fading somewhat late in the season while Garner became a factor after getting an initial opportunity at right guard.

The right guard spot, another question mark much of last season, is initially penciled in for Richie Incognito. Unlike Thomas or Garner, Incognito isn't really viewed as a swing guard that could play on the left side. Coaches like him almost exclusively on the right side.