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NFL Draft Guide: How much do first, second and third-round draft picks make?

NFL Draft Guide: How much do first, second and third-round draft picks make?

How much does first, second, and third-round draft picks make? Luckily for everyone, we look at breaking down exactly what these 2020 incoming rookies will make. Remember, back in 2011; the Collective Bargaining Agreement was put in place to set up a value for every pick in the NFL Draft so that the incoming rookies were essentially not making more money than the veterans of the league. At the moment, most of the rookie deals are around four years, with first-round picks having a fifth-year option when joining. Keep that in mind, when looking at the breakdown of how much these first, second, and third-round draft picks make below as it includes the entire contract.

How much do first-round draft picks make?

The first round salaries of draft picks fluctuates a considerable amount as you go through the round, the number one overall pick has the most significant deal at a little over $37 million, all the way down to the 32nd pick who makes $11 million.

These contracts are not set in stone numbers, but Sportrac has given a reliable estimate of what that contract may look like. Here’s a breakdown of what each draft pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft will make. 

Pick 1: Cincinnati Bengals 

  • Total Value: $37,166,300
  • Signing Bonus: $24,590,058

Pick 2: Washington Redskins 

  • Total Value: $35,491,430
  • Signing Bonus: $23,371,949

Pick 3: Detroit Lions

  • Total Value: $34,425,605
  • Signing Bonus: $22,596,804

Pick 4: New York Giants 

  • Total Value: $33,207,483
  • Signing Bonus: $21,710,,897

Pick 5: Miami Dolphins 

  • Total Value: $31,075,786
  • Signing Bonus: $20,160,572

Pick 6: Los Angeles Chargers

  • Total Value: $27,269,199
  • Signing Bonus: $17,392,145

Pick 7: Carolina Panthers

  • Total Value: $24,223,927
  • Signing Bonus: $15,177,402

Pick 8: Arizona Cardinals

  • Total Value: $21,178,655
  • Signing Bonus: $12,962,658

Pick 9: Jacksonville Jaguars 

  • Total Value: $21,026,219
  • Signing Bonus: $12,851,796

Pick 10: Cleveland Browns

  • Total Value: $20,188,937
  • Signing Bonus: $12,242,863

Pick 11: New York Jets

  • Total Value: $18,894,704
  • Signing Bonus: $11,301,603

Pick 12: Las Vegas Raiders

  • Total Value: $17,067,531
  • Signing Bonus: $9,972,749

Pick 13: San Francisco 49ers

  • Total Value: $16,610,743
  • Signing Bonus: $9,640,540

Pick 14: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Total Value: $15,849,427
  • Signing Bonus: $9,086,856

Pick 15: Denver Broncos 

  • Total Value: $15,544,918
  • Signing Bonus: $8,865,395

Pick 16: Atlanta Falcons 

  • Total Value: $14,631,315
  • Signing Bonus: $8,200,956

Pick 17: Dallas Cowboys 

  • Total Value: $14,326,787
  • Signing Bonus: $7,979,481

Pick 18: Miami Dolphins 

  • Total Value: $13,946,134
  • Signing Bonus: $7,702,643

Pick 19: Las Vegas Raiders

  • Total Value: $13,717,731
  • Signing Bonus: $7,536,531

Pick 20: Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Total Value: $13,641,606
  • Signing Bonus: $7,481,168

Pick 21: Philadelphia Eagles

  • Total Value: $13,565,471
  • Signing Bonus: $7,425,797

Pick 22: Minnesota Vikings

  • Total Value: $13,413,203
  • Signing Bonus: $7,315,056

Pick 23: New England Patriots

  • Total Value: $13,260,943
  • Signing Bonus: $7,204,322

Pick 24: New Orleans Saints

  • Total Value: $12,956,415
  • Signing Bonus: $6,982,847

Pick 25: Minnesota Vikings

  • Total Value: $12,804,156
  • Signing Bonus: $6,872,113

Pick 26: Miami Dolphins

  • Total Value: $12,651,868
  • Signing Bonus: $6,761,359

Pick 27: Seattle Seahawks

  • Total Value: $12,499,628
  • Signing Bonus: $6,650,638

Pick 28: Baltimore Ravens

  • Total Value: $12,423,493
  • Signing Bonus: $6,595,268

Pick 29: Tennessee Titans

  • Total Value: $11,812,574
  • Signing Bonus: $6,150,963

Pick 30: Green Bay Packers

  • Total Value: $11,489,052
  • Signing Bonus: $5,915,674

Pick 31: San Francisco 49ers

  • Total Value: $11,218,050
  • Signing Bonus: $5,718,582

Pick 32: Kansas City Chiefs

  • Total Value: $11,043,555
  • Signing Bonus: $5,591,676

How much do second-round draft picks make?

In the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the contract numbers start to become a bit more consistent and is the last round of the NFL Draft that will most include any type of eight-figure numbers. Let’s break down what these draft picks could be making. 

Picks: 33-40

  • Total Value: $8 million 
  • Signing Bonus: $3-4 million. 

Picks: 41-47

  • Total Value: $7 million
  • Signing Bonus: $2-3 million 

Picks: 48-64

  • Total Value: $5-7 million 
  • Signing Bonus: $1-2 million

How much do third-round draft picks make?

The third round of the NFL draft is where the majority of the draft picks have around the same type of contract. The most significant difference is the signing bonus in this round. Here’s a breakdown of what these third-round picks could be making. 

Picks: 65-81 

  • Total Value: $4 million 
  • Signing Bonus: $1 – high $1 million 

Picks: 82-106

  • Total Value: $4 million 
  • Signing Bonus: 800K – $1 million

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Last updated: Wed 22nd April 2020

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