Here’s How Much Money the First Round Picks of the 2021 NFL Draft Will Make

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It’s no secret that first round draft picks get paid serious money, and this year was no exception. The 2021 NFL Draft added 32 new players to the league in the first round, and even the 32nd pick is set to make $11.2 million. Each rookie gets a 4 year contract, and the total contract value is split out between a signing bonus and yearly salaries. The difference of a few picks can mean the difference in millions of dollars in contract value for the rookies. We compiled a list of all the first round picks and their respective contract sizes below, ordered from lowest to highest pick. Are any of them being overpaid? We’ll see in a few months!

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Picks 30-32

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32) Joe Tryon – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Linebacker (University of Washington)
  • Signing Bonus: $5.5 million
  • Total Contract Value: $11.2 million
31) Jayson Oweh – Baltimore Ravens – Linebacker (Penn State)
  • Singing Bonus: $5.6 million
  • Total Contract Value: $11.4 million
30) Greg Rousseau – Buffalo Bills – Defensive End (University of Miami)
  • Signing Bonus: $5.8 million
  • Total Contract Value: $11.6 million

Picks 27-29

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29) Eric Stokes – Green Bay Packers – Cornerback (University of Georgia)
  • Singing Bonus: $6.1 million
  • Total Contract Value: $11.9 million
28) Payton Turner – New Orleans Saints – Defensive End (University of Houston)
  • Signing Bonus: $6.5 million
  • Total Contract Value: $12.5 million
27) Rashod Bateman – Baltimore Ravens – Wide Receiver(University of Minnesota)
  • Singing Bonus: $6.53 million
  • Total Contract Value: $12.6 million

Picks 24-26

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26) Greg Newsome – Cleveland Browns – Cornerback (Northwestern)
  • Signing Bonus: $6.6 million
  • Total Contract Value: $12.8 million
25) Travis Etienne – Jacksonville Jaguars – Running Back (Clemson)
  • Singing Bonus: $6.8 million
  • Total Contract Value: $12.9 million
24) Najee Harris – Pittsburgh Steelers – Running Back (University of Alabama)
  • Signing Bonus: $6.9 million
  • Total Contract Value: $13.1 million

Picks 20-23

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23) Christian Darrisaw – Minnesota Vikings – Offensive Tackle (Virginia Tech)
  • Singing Bonus: $7.1 million
  • Total Contract Value: $13.4 million
22) Caleb Farley – Tennessee Titans – Cornerback (Virginia Tech)
  • Signing Bonus: $7.2 million
  • Total Contract Value: $13.5 million
21) Kwity Paye – Indianapolis Colts – Defensive End (University of Michigan)
  • Singing Bonus: $7.3 million
  • Total Contract Value: $13.66 million
20) Kadarius Toney – New York Giants – Wide Receiver (University of Florida)
  • Signing Bonus: $7.35 million
  • Total Contract Value: $13.7 million

Picks 17-19

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19) Jamin Davis – Washington Football Team – Linebacker (University of Kentucky)
  • Singing Bonus: $7.4 million
  • Total Contract Value: $13.8 million
18) Jaelan Phillips – Miami Dolphins – Linebacker (UCLA)
  • Signing Bonus: $7.6 million
  • Total Contract Value: $14 million
17) Alex Leatherwood – Las Vegas Raiders – Offensive Tackle (University of Alabama)
  • Singing Bonus: $7.8 million
  • Total Contract Value: $14.4 million

Picks 14-16

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16) Zaven Collins – Arizona Cardinals – Linebacker (Tulsa)
  • Signing Bonus: $8.1million
  • Total Contract Value: $14.7 million
15) Mac Jones – New England Patriots – Quarterback (University of Alabama)
  • Singing Bonus: $8.7 million
  • Total Contract Value: $15.6 million
14) Alijah Vera-Tucker – New York Jets – Offensive Guard (USC)
  • Signing Bonus: $8.9 million
  • Total Contract Value: $15.9 million

Picks 11-13

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13) Rashawn Slater – Los Angeles Chargers – Offensive Tackle (Northwestern)
  • Singing Bonus: $9.5 million
  • Total Contract Value: $16.7 million
12) Micah Parsons – Dallas Cowboys – Linebacker (Penn State)
  • Signing Bonus: $9.8 million
  • Total Contract Value: $17.1 million
11) Justin Fields – Chicago Bears – Quarterback (The Ohio State University)
  • Singing Bonus: $11.1 million
  • Total Contract Value: $18.9 million

Picks 8-10

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10) DeVonta Smith – Philadelphia Eagles – Wide Receiver (university of Alabama)
  • Signing Bonus: $12 million
  • Total Contract Value: $20.2 million
9) Patrick Surtain II – Denver Broncos – Cornerback (The University of Alabama)
  • Singing Bonus: $12.6 million
  • Total Contract Value: $21 million
8) Jaycee Horn – Carolina Panthers – Cornerback (University of South Carolina)
  • Signing Bonus: $12.7 million
  • Total Contract Value: $21.2 million

Picks 5-7

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7) Penei Sewell – Detroit Lions – Offensive Tackle (University of Oregon)
  • Singing Bonus: $14.9 million
  • Total Contract Value: $24.1 million
6) Jaylen Waddle – Miami Dolphins – Wide Receiver (University of Alabama)
  • Signing Bonus: $17.1 million
  • Total Contract Value: $27.1 million
5) Ja’Marr Chase – Cincinnati Bengals – Wide Receiver (Louisiana State University)
  • Singing Bonus: $19.8 million
  • Total Contract Value: $30.9 million

Picks 2-4

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4) Kyle Pitts – Atlanta Falcons – Tight End (University of Florida)
  • Signing Bonus: $21.3 million
  • Total Contract Value: $32.9 million
3) Trey Lance – San Francisco 49ers – Quarterback (North Dakota State)
  • Singing Bonus: $22.2 million
  • Total Contract Value: $34.2 million
2) Zach Wilson – New York Jets – Quarterback (Brigham Young University)
  • Signing Bonus: $22.9 million
  • Total Contract Value: $35.2 million

Pick 1

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1) Trevor Lawrence – Jacksonville Jaguars – Quarterback (Clemson)
  • Singing Bonus: $24.2 million
  • Total Contract Value: $36.9 million

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