Breaking Down the Rookie Contracts

Salary Cap Breaking Down the Rookie Contracts

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With the advent of the new rookie wage scale contained in the NFL’s 2011 CBA, much of the mystery of rookie contracts have been removed. With the new system largely being a slotted system, signings are happening much quicker and holdouts are few and far between.

[Related: Projecting the Rookie Cap Implications]

This year, though, there is a pretty sizeable increase in the projected rookie contract numbers because the rookie pool freeze that was instituted in 2012 has essentially expired. As such, signing bonuses for draft pickss have increased by a little over 15%.

The following is a breakdown of the contracts of the Ravens’ 2015 draft class:

FIRST ROUND: WR Breshad Perriman 

First Round Pick Breshad Perriman will sign a 4-year deal worth $8,705,330, with a Signing Bonus of $4,591,148. All contracts for 1st round picks include a 5th Year Option that must be exercised by the team by early May of the player’s 4th year.

Breshad Perriman contract breakdown:

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SECOND ROUND: TE Maxx Williams

Second Round Pick Maxx Williams will sign a 4-year deal worth $4,052,736, with a Signing Bonus of $1,207,446.

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THIRD ROUND: DT Carl Davis

Third Round Pick Carl Davis will sign a 4-year deal worth $2,905,048, with a Signing Bonus of $625,048.

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FOURTH ROUND: DE Za’Darius Smith 

Fourth Round Pick Za’Darius Smith will sign a 4-year deal worth $2,763,124, with a Signing Bonus of $483,124.

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FOURTH ROUND: RB Buck Allen 

Fourth Round Pick Buck Allen will sign a 4-year deal worth $2,754,471, with a Signing Bonus of $474,471.

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FOURTH ROUND: CB Tray Walker

Fourth Round Pick Tray Walker will sign a 4-year deal worth $2,625,688, with a Signing Bonus of $345,688.

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FIFTH ROUND: TE Nick Boyle 

Fifth Round Pick Nick Boyle will sign a 4-year deal worth $2,446,254, with a Signing Bonus of $166,254.

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FIFTH ROUND: OG Robert Myers

Fifth Round Pick Robert Myers will sign a 4-year deal worth $2,446,254, with a Signing Bonus of $166,254.

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SIXTH ROUND: WR Darren Waller 

Sixth Round Pick Darren Waller will sign a 4-year deal worth $2,391,096, with a Signing Bonus of $111,096.

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Undrafted Free Agents:

The Ravens are expected to sign15-19 UDFAs. For 2015, each team has a limit of approximately $87K to spend on signing bonuses for its UDFAs. It is at the team’s discretion how it chooses to spread that amount out amongst its UDFAs.

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Brian McFarland

About Brian McFarland

Known on Ravens Message Boards as "B-more Ravor", Brian is a life-long Baltimorean and an avid fan of the Ravens and all Baltimore sports.  A PSL holder since 1998, Brian has garnered a reputation as a cap-guru because of his strange (actually warped) desire to wade through the intricacies of the NFL's salary cap and actually make sense of it for those of us who view it as inviting as IRS Tax Code.      Brian, who hails from Catonsville, MD and still resides there, is married and has two children. More from Brian McFarland

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