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CptBengal
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The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL


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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL



ETA I read the chart wrong I see what the point is now
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CptBengal
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
:sigh:


wildtigercat93
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
My bad


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CelticDog
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
graph scale makes it look like the 4th round guy is on charity.



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Tigerbait337
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
Remember how much they used to make? The contracts were stupid!

Now I kind of feel bad for them


Dawgsontop34
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
Feel like it would be more fair to use median salaries, but yeah, it pays to be a first 2 round pick.


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chalmetteowl
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
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Now I kind of feel bad for them 


Meh still more than I make


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TheWalrus
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
A first round pick in the NFL is probably less valuable than a 4th rounder when you factor cost in.


CptBengal
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A first round pick in the NFL is probably less valuable than a 4th rounder when you factor cost in.



thats interesting.

I think I'll try and put that together against this dat like 2-5 years out.

Should be interesting.

Which round is the best c/b/a


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Ostrich
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
So money-wise it basically doesn't matter whether you're drafted in the third round or the seventh


McCaigBro69
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
Being a second round pick is where a player ideally should want to be drafted.

You don't get as much money clearly, but if you prove yourself you get that second contract a full year sooner than every first round pick that has panned out.


bbrownso
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
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So money-wise it basically doesn't matter whether you're drafted in the third round or the seventh

Actually, there is a huge difference.

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Things really drop in the second round, where the average contract was worth about $4.8 million over four years ($1.2 million per year), according to Spotrac.com, but with only half of that guaranteed. The value of third-round contracts drops to $3.1 million, but takes an even bigger hit in guaranteed value, with the average contract worth just $682,000 in guaranteed money.

Once a player falls past the third round, most draft picks will sign a 4-year deal in the $2.3-2.4 million range. The only major difference late in the draft is the signing bonus, ranging from $300,000-500,000 in the fourth round to slightly more than $50,000 in the seventh round.




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Feral
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
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Remember how much they used to make? The contracts were stupid!


Part of the genius of Bill Belichick is that he realized the value of 2nd, 3rd and 4th round picks, especially under the old rookie contract system, and how they gave you much more cap flexibility. He started hoarding middle round picks when other GMs were still trading up into the first round and giving insane money to unproven rookies.


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diat150
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
The reality is.... here comes the white womens.


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cajunduby
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
Colin McCarthy has one hell of an agent!


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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
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Now I kind of feel bad for them


Yep, the NFLPA really sucks.


PhiTiger1764
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
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Being a second round pick is where a player ideally should want to be drafted.

Hmmm. No.


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bbrownso
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
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Yep, the NFLPA really sucks.




Well truthfully you can't blame the NFLPA for doing a bad job in this instance. It's comprised of people already in the NFL.

Now let's say you were in the NFL. Do you want more money to go to newly drafted players or do you want more of the pie to go to established players like yourself?

So it's a huge conflict of interest wherein the people are just attempting to maximize their potential for income. The new draftees are the just the ones who don't really get represented/screwed by their soon-to-be union.


wildtigercat93
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re: The reality of being drafted in the first or second round for NFL
Yeah the union wanted the wage scale so that more money would go to veterans


But they didn't realize that the rookie wage scale just made rookies infinitely more valuable than veterans and shortened a lot of careers by a year or two


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