What to expect from rookie contracts

May, 13, 2014
May 13
2:10
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GREEN BAY, Wis. – At least one NFL team, the Chicago Bears, has already started signing its draft picks. And according to an agent for one of the Green Bay Packers' selections, the team will start doing its rookie deals shortly.

So what kind of money can the nine Packers’ draft picks expect?

Here is a look at the deals signed by the players taken at their spots in the draft last season based on ESPN Stats & Information salary data. Contracts should be similar, because the rookie salary pool is not expected to increase this year despite an increase in the salary cap.

First round
Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (No. 21 overall)
Last year's 21st overall pick: TE Tyler Eifert, Bengals
Eifert's contract: Four years, $8,256,000 with $7,490,592 guaranteed (including a $4,384,364 signing bonus)

Second round

Receiver Davante Adams (No. 53)
Last year's 53rd pick: DE Margus Hunt, Bengals
Hunt's contract: Four years, $3,671,1000 with $1,621,760 guaranteed (including a $1,049,082 signing bonus)

Third round

Defensive tackle Khyri Thornton (No. 85)
Last year's 85th pick: TE Jordan Reed, Redskins
Reed's contract: Four years, $2,760,000 with $549,112 guaranteed (all in the form of a signing bonus)

Tight end Richard Rodgers (No. 98)
Last year's 98th pick: QB Matt Barkley, Eagles
Barkley's contract: Four years, $2,739,528 with $497,028 guaranteed (all in the form of a signing bonus)

Fourth round

Outside linebacker Carl Bradford (No. 121 overall)
Last year's 121st pick: C Khaled Holmes, Colts
Holmes' contract: Four years, $2,580,108 with $420,108 guaranteed (all in the form of a signing bonus)

Fifth round

Center Corey Linsley (No. 161 overall)
Last year's 161st pick: WR Tavarres King, Broncos
King's contract: Four years, $2,331,480 with $171,480 guaranteed (all in the form of a signing bonus)*
*Waived by the Broncos and claimed by the Panthers on Oct. 21, 2013.

Receiver Jared Abbrederis (No. 176 overall)
Last year's 176th pick: T David Quessenberry, Texans
Quessenberry's contract: Four years, $2,273,452 with $113,425 guaranteed (all in the form of a signing bonus).

Sixth round

Cornerback Demetri Goodson (No. 197 overall)
Last year's 197th pick: WR Cobi Hamilton, Bengals
Hamilton's contract: Four years, $2,254,052 with $94,052 guaranteed (all in the form of a signing bonus)*
*Waived by the Bengals on Aug. 31, 2013 and re-signed to the practice squad

Seventh round

Receiver Jeff Janis (No. 236 overall)
Last year's 236th pick: WR Marquess Wilson, Bears
Wilson's contract: Four years, $2,207,148 with $47,148 guaranteed (all in the form of a signing bonus)

Rob Demovsky

ESPN Green Bay Packers reporter

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