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2023 NFL Draft: How much each first-round pick will be paid, contract values

With the dust settled on round one of the 2023 NFL draft, we take a look at who went where and their projected contract values

With the dust settled on round one of the 2023 NFL draft, we take a look at who went where and their projected contract values

For the second straight year, contract valies for the incoming rookie class of the NFL draft are rising considerably. This is perhaps to be expected since the covid-induced stalling of pay rises is still being corrected, and the salary cap has gone up by 10% to $224.8 million this season.

As per the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), drafted players in the first round acquire contracts that last for four years, with the option of a fifth season.

Bryce Young’s rookie deal

As the 1st overall pick, Alabama’s Bryce Young was taken by the Carolina Panthers and is expected to sign a contract worth around $41.2 million. His 4-year rookie deal includes a $27 million signing bonus.

That’s $3.9 million more than last year’s No. 1 pick, Travon Walker.

Here is a list of the 2023 NFL Draft first-round picks and their estimated four-year contract values according to Spotrac:

2023 NFL Draft first-round picks contract values

  1. Alabama QB Bryce Young, Carolina Panthers $41.2 million
  2. Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud, Houston Texans $39.4 million
  3. Alabama EDGE Will Anderson Jr, Houston Texans $38.2 million
  4. Florida QB Anthony Richardson, Indianapolis Colts $36.9 million
  5. Illinois QB Devon Witherspoon, Seattle Seahawks $34.5 million
  6. Ohio State OT Paris Johnson Jr., Arizona Cardinals $30.4 million
  7. Texas Tech EDGE Tyree Wilson, Las Vegas Raiders $27.02 million
  8. Texas RB Bijan Robinson, Atlanta Falcons $23.7 million
  9. Georgia DT Jalen Carter, Philadelphia Eagles $23.5 million
  10. Tennessee OT Darnell Wright, Chicago Bears $22.6 million
  11. Northwestern OT Peter Skorinski, Tennessee Titans $21.2 million
  12. Alabama RB Jahmyr Gibbs, Detroit Lions $19.2 million
  13. Iowa EDGE Lukas Van Ness, Green Bay Packers $18.7 million
  14. Georgia OT broderick Jones, Pittsburgh Steelers $17.8 million
  15. Iowa State EDGE Will McDonald IV, New York Jets $17.5 million
  1. Mississippi State CB Emmanuel Forbes, Washington Commanders $16.5 million
  2. Oregon CB Christian Gonzalez, New England Patriots $16.2 million
  3. Iowa LB Jack Campbell, Detroit Lions $15.7 million
  4. Pittsburgh DT Calijah Kancey, Tampa Bay Buccaneers $15.5 million
  5. Ohio State WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Seattle Seahawks $15.4 million
  6. TCU WR Quentin Johnston, Los Angeles Chargers $15.3 million
  7. Boston College WR Zay Flowers, Baltimore Ravens $15.2 million
  8. USC WR Jordan Addison, Minnesota Vikings $14.99 million
  9. Maryland CB Deonte Banks, New York Giants $14.7 million
  10. Utah TE Dalton Kincaid, Buffalo Bills $14.5 million
  11. Michigan DT Mazi Smith, Dallas Cowboys $14.3 million
  12. Oklahoma OT Anton Harrison, Jacksonville Jaguars $14.16 million
  13. Clemson EDGE Myles Murphy, Cincinnati Bengals $14.07 million
  14. Clemson DT Bryan Bresee, New Orleans Saints $13.4 million
  15. Georgia EDGE Nolan Smith, Philadelphia Eagles $13.05 million
  16. Kansas State EDGE Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas City Chiefs $12.75 million