20 May 2008
Jake Long's deal: Five years, $57.75 million, $30 million guaranteed.
Matt Ryan's deal: Six years, $72 million, $34.75 million guaranteed.
Ryan is a quarterback and Long is a tackle, and that obviously plays a part in this. But as Peter King notes, "NFL teams had been trying to hold down rookie salaries this year ... But $34 million guaranteed for the third pick will surely draw the ire of other teams and general managers trying to hold the line."
31 comments, Last at 30 May 2008, 5:08pm by pastorfrank
Even in what looks like an historically great class of running back prospects, LSU's Leonard Fournette comes out on top. The depth of quality options, though, makes it clear: 2017 is a great year to draft a runner.