2011 5th Year Option Breakdowns

2011 5th Year Option Breakdowns
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2011 1st Round 5th-Year Options

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Of the 32 first round draft picks in 2011, 21 had 5th year club options exercised by their respective teams. This list includes 6 defensive ends, 3 cornerbacks, 3 linebackers, 3 offensive tackles, 2 defensive tackles, 2 wide receivers, 1 center, and 1 quarterback.

Players Not Exercised
Of note, Titans QB Jake Locker (#8) and Jaguars/49ers QB Blaine Gabbert (#10) were not offered their option years, salaries that would have been $14,666,666 for each. Vikings QB Christian Ponder's (#12) $9.686 million option was also not exercised. To some surprise, the Lions decided against the $5.477 million option for DT Nick Fairley.

Exercised 5th Year Options for 2015
PlayerPosition Draft Pick2015 Salary TEAM
Newton, Cam QB #1 $14,660,000 CAR
Miller, Von LB #2 $9,754,000 DEN
Dareus, Marcell DT #3 $8,060,000 BUF
Green, A.J. WR #4 $10,176,000 CIN
Peterson, Patrick CB #5 $10,081,000 ARI
Jones, Julio WR #6 $10,176,000 ATL
Smith, Aldon LB #7 $9,754,000 SF
Smith, Tyron LT #9 $10,039,000 DAL
Watt, J.J. DE #11 $6,969,000 HOU
Quinn, Robert DE #14 $6,969,000 STL
Pouncey, Mike C #15 $7,438,000 MIA
Kerrigan, Ryan LB #16 $7,038,000 WAS
Solder, Nate LT #17 $7,438,000 NE
Liuget, Corey DE #18 $6,969,000 SD
Amukamara, Prince CB #19 $6,898,000 NYG
Taylor, Phil DT #21 $5,477,000 CLE
Castonzo, Anthony LT #22 $7,438,000 IND
Jordan, Cameron DE #24 $6,969,000 NO
Smith, Jimmy CB #27 $6,898,000 BAL
Wilkerson, Muhammad DE #30 $6,969,000 NYJ
Heyward, Cameron DE #31 $6,969,000 PIT

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