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Salary Cap UPDATED 2018 Draft Pick Signing Status

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UPDATED June 19, 2018:

With the new rookie salary pool (“rookie cap”), as instituted by the league’s 2011 CBA, there really isn’t a lot of mystery about the size and scope of rookie contracts as is it basically now a slotted system.

For early 1st round picks, offset language can often be an issue. Since high draft picks receive fully guaranteed contracts, teams often look for offset language which allows them to recoup some or all of the future guaranteed money if the player since elsewhere. Just how much of the guaranteed money is included in the offsets is the subject of negotiation.

For 3rd round picks, while the total amount of their contract is slotted, the total compensation, after the signing bonus, works out to be a little more than the minimum base salaries, so where that extra is fit in, as far as the 2nd-4th year base salaries go, can often cause a bit of a delay.

Otherwise, the slotted system has made it much easier for teams to get their draft picks signed quickly, as the Ravens have pretty much already done.

With First Round Pick Hayden Hurst now signed, the entire Ravens’ draft class in now under contract. Below is the breakdown of each of the deals signed by the Ravens’ draft picks:

1st Round: Hayden Hurst (SIGNED):

Contract: 4-year deal worth $11,036,032, which is fully guaranteed. Includes a $6,106,204 Signing Bonus and the standard 5th year Option for 1st round picks.

1st Round: Lamar Jackson (SIGNED):

Contract: 4-year deal worth $9,471,652, with a $4,968,472 Signing Bonus and includes the standard 5th year Option for 1st round picks.

3rd Round: Orlando Brown, Jr. (SIGNED):                                                              

Contract: 4-year deal worth $3,491,720, with a $865,720 Signing Bonus.

3rd Round: Mark Andrews (SIGNED):

Contract: 4-year deal worth $3,453,160, with a $836,660 Signing Bonus.

4th Round: Anthony Averett (SIGNED):

Contract: 4-year deal worth $3,121,000, with a $661,000 Signing Bonus.

4th Round: Kenny Young (SIGNED):

Contract: 4-year deal worth $3,099.900, with a $639,900 Signing Bonus.

4th Round: Jaleel Scott (SIGNED):

Contract: 4-year deal worth $3,040,380, with a $580,380 Signing Bonus.

5th Round: Jordan Lasley (SIGNED):

Contract: 4-year deal worth $2,617,800, with a $157,800 Signing Bonus.

6th Round: DeShon Elliott (SIGNED):

Contract: 4-year deal worth $2,574,820, with a $174,820 Signing Bonus.

6th Round: Greg Senat (SIGNED):

Contract: 4-year deal worth $2,578,408, with a $118,408 Signing Bonus.

6th Round: Bradley Bozeman (SIGNED):

Contract: 4-year deal worth $2,578,408, with a $118,408 Signing Bonus.

7th Round: Zach Sieler (SIGNED):

Contract: 4-year deal worth $2,540,680, with a $80,680 Signing Bonus.

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