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Coples figures to land close to $9 million

5/8/2012

On Monday, Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin became the first first-round pick to sign a contract. He was taken 15th overall, one spot ahead of where the Jets selected DE Quinton Coples. Things are moving quickly because there is a rookie wage scale in the new CBA.

That said, Coples will sign a four-year deal for about $9 million, fully guaranteed, including roughly a $5 million signing bonus. Consider:

2011 PICKS

15th overall -- Dolphins C Mike Pouncey: four years, $9.2 million, fully guaranteed (approximately $5 million signing bonus).

16th overall -- Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan: four years, $8.72 million, fully guaranteed ($4.842 million signing bonus).

2012 PICKS

15th overall -- Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin: four years, $9.34 million, fully guaranteed (more than $5 million signing bonus).