Its nice to sign all these guys, but it worries me when they are getting done before the guys that could re-enter.
Well, for all the concern I have, that's something I wouldn't worry about. They're getting done because there's not a lot of pressure Beaverson was eligible to go back in the draft, but wasn't a standout in college so he didn't have much to bargain with and was lucky to get a deal. Kreps only needed a qualifying offer and then Martin had all year to get him signed if he wanted. Belak wanted to stay in Florida and Martin wanted him, so a deal got hammered out there. Ellerby is ready to go pro but can't re-enter the draft yet, so there wasn't much to bargain with to get a big deal there, either - especially after he struggled in juniors this season.
These are simply the easier deals getting done first - I'm certain Martin and his staff are busy negotiating every priority contract to some extent simultaneously.