NFL Pre-Draft Positional Cap Spending

NFL Pre-Draft Positional Cap Spending
NFL Pre-Draft Spending

With mini camps and workouts kicking off and the 2018 NFL draft just days away, we'll take a moment to breakdown the current finanical structure for each NFL team based on positional groupings. Keep scrolling to view an in-depth visual & data-driven look at each team's current spending. NOTE: All figures shown here are based on players signed to the active roster, not dead cap or players who have been released with a June 1st designation. For a look at each team's complete salary cap, visit our NFL Cap Tracker.

 
2018 NFL Active Roster Spending by Position

The data table below breaks out each team into 9 positional groups. Click the tabs to adjust the figures accordingly, including:

  • Total 2018 Cap $: the combined cap $ for each signed player within that positional group
  • % Of Team Salary Cap: the percentage of cap $ that particular position group holds in comparison to the team's total salary cap
  • Combined Average Salary: the combined average salaries for each signed player within that positional group
  • Average Age: the average age of all signed players within that positional group
  • Signed Players: the total number of signed players within that positional group
The following shows a snapshot look into how each NFL team is allocating its 2018 cap dollars positionally. The figures below represent the combined cap hits for all signed players within a position group. The number in parenthesis represents how that figure ranks among the rest of the teams for that particular position.
QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
ARI 13585000 $13.6M (22) 4262328 $4.3M (26) 22012522 $22.0M (15) 9363750 $9.4M (13) 21898074 $21.9M (31) 8274973 $8.3M (32) 33443124 $33.4M (2) 25904498 $25.9M (20) 14452500 $14.5M (6) 145970519 $146.0M (30)
ATL 26705000 $26.7M (4) 5977939 $6.0M (21) 23428652 $23.4M (10) 2635204 $2.6M (32) 46442368 $46.4M (1) 20760102 $20.8M (21) 3330039 $3.3M (32) 34140847 $34.1M (11) 10743332 $10.7M (14) 168791817 $168.8M (19)
BAL 26330000 $26.3M (6) 3214466 $3.2M (30) 14329298 $14.3M (29) 2768848 $2.8M (31) 23460462 $23.5M (30) 17228283 $17.2M (30) 26203157 $26.2M (7) 47492681 $47.5M (1) 19473332 $19.5M (1) 170763861 $170.8M (17)
BUF 3614874 $3.6M (31) 15493750 $15.5M (3) 14839870 $14.8M (25) 12162500 $12.2M (7) 24261099 $24.3M (29) 29116930 $29.1M (11) 13093825 $13.1M (30) 22535934 $22.5M (24) 10970000 $11.0M (13) 140603782 $140.6M (32)
CAR 22760000 $22.8M (14) 6370042 $6.4M (20) 16348394 $16.3M (23) 11340000 $11.3M (9) 30498315 $30.5M (18) 44800395 $44.8M (4) 26359193 $26.4M (6) 16510535 $16.5M (30) 10245000 $10.2M (15) 180109374 $180.1M (7)
CHI 10393278 $10.4M (26) 2665919 $2.7M (31) 24849560 $24.8M (8) 15449137 $15.4M (4) 29168676 $29.2M (20) 18364997 $18.4M (26) 17693197 $17.7M (20) 25381545 $25.4M (21) 11885000 $11.9M (12) 149908809 $149.9M (29)
CIN 18355000 $18.4M (17) 10469925 $10.5M (5) 25281299 $25.3M (7) 8486536 $8.5M (14) 27545530 $27.5M (23) 28226723 $28.2M (12) 19272436 $19.3M (18) 36059936 $36.1M (6) 9280000 $9.3M (17) 178337385 $178.3M (8)
CLE 16000000 $16.0M (21) 7562256 $7.6M (16) 24265597 $24.3M (9) 7225027 $7.2M (18) 37698535 $37.7M (8) 16806493 $16.8M (31) 22785419 $22.8M (13) 26138750 $26.1M (19) 7664578 $7.7M (24) 162314366 $162.3M (24)
DAL 1762514 $1.8M (32) 9781274 $9.8M (10) 17404480 $17.4M (21) 5152435 $5.2M (24) 43929203 $43.9M (3) 38070312 $38.1M (5) 17763446 $17.8M (19) 10507678 $10.5M (32) 15310000 $15.3M (5) 152026342 $152.0M (27)
DEN 18080511 $18.1M (19) 1988213 $2.0M (32) 27005290 $27.0M (5) 3095437 $3.1M (29) 36000856 $36.0M (10) 26422748 $26.4M (16) 29465467 $29.5M (4) 34267423 $34.3M (10) 12553332 $12.6M (10) 182602611 $182.6M (6)
DET 27850000 $27.9M (2) 9590512 $9.6M (11) 22918956 $22.9M (12) 5755784 $5.8M (22) 26166595 $26.2M (25) 33819200 $33.8M (8) 13132716 $13.1M (29) 29089136 $29.1M (15) 13690000 $13.7M (7) 175167899 $175.2M (12)
GB 22643336 $22.6M (15) 4597477 $4.6M (24) 27048044 $27.0M (4) 8371666 $8.4M (15) 32623217 $32.6M (15) 19821218 $19.8M (23) 26430714 $26.4M (5) 17688250 $17.7M (28) 12573332 $12.6M (9) 165510588 $165.5M (21)
HOU 4588700 $4.6M (30) 10250263 $10.3M (7) 21144360 $21.1M (16) 5800418 $5.8M (21) 27859424 $27.9M (22) 21927713 $21.9M (19) 26129945 $26.1M (8) 41219878 $41.2M (4) 7045000 $7.0M (25) 162443201 $162.4M (23)
IND 26195076 $26.2M (7) 4381412 $4.4M (25) 22845000 $22.8M (13) 15222083 $15.2M (5) 25383623 $25.4M (26) 18075386 $18.1M (27) 17296543 $17.3M (22) 12122579 $12.1M (31) 8368000 $8.4M (23) 145705702 $145.7M (31)
JAC 10758098 $10.8M (24) 12791300 $12.8M (4) 19361327 $19.4M (18) 6937750 $6.9M (20) 27342435 $27.3M (24) 58309282 $58.3M (1) 12589612 $12.6M (31) 44580204 $44.6M (2) 8920000 $8.9M (20) 197130008 $197.1M (1)
KC 6333133 $6.3M (29) 7760531 $7.8M (15) 14817311 $14.8M (26) 14145900 $14.1M (6) 34072398 $34.1M (12) 18876021 $18.9M (25) 37114989 $37.1M (1) 29129976 $29.1M (14) 6170000 $6.2M (28) 165335259 $165.3M (22)
LA 9283593 $9.3M (28) 6549118 $6.5M (19) 27962416 $28.0M (3) 3853854 $3.9M (27) 31920558 $31.9M (16) 37950195 $38.0M (6) 14586306 $14.6M (27) 35251743 $35.3M (9) 16267102 $16.3M (2) 175491334 $175.5M (11)
LAC 23630000 $23.6M (11) 5169015 $5.2M (22) 25738870 $25.7M (6) 4654083 $4.7M (25) 33893006 $33.9M (13) 21961608 $22.0M (18) 21458360 $21.5M (15) 25054884 $25.1M (22) 9046912 $9.0M (19) 166083282 $166.1M (20)
MIA 10116666 $10.1M (27) 3680315 $3.7M (28) 28231318 $28.2M (2) 2965000 $3.0M (30) 30433738 $30.4M (19) 30466771 $30.5M (10) 25647193 $25.6M (10) 17252201 $17.3M (29) 2552666 $2.6M (32) 150069535 $150.1M (28)
MIN 26462000 $26.5M (5) 7828939 $7.8M (13) 14032638 $14.0M (30) 10013864 $10.0M (12) 24765694 $24.8M (27) 36630894 $36.6M (7) 17078809 $17.1M (23) 35906893 $35.9M (7) 5650000 $5.7M (30) 175544731 $175.5M (10)
NE 22915000 $22.9M (13) 10457500 $10.5M (6) 18470537 $18.5M (19) 18109583 $18.1M (1) 17518027 $17.5M (32) 17998736 $18.0M (28) 17070164 $17.1M (24) 44265579 $44.3M (3) 15460000 $15.5M (3) 174535126 $174.5M (13)
NO 26008125 $26.0M (9) 9988193 $10.0M (9) 9302751 $9.3M (32) 16358336 $16.4M (3) 40196012 $40.2M (5) 26550439 $26.6M (15) 20851792 $20.9M (16) 17830769 $17.8M (27) 6560000 $6.6M (26) 170366417 $170.4M (18)
NYG 23021605 $23.0M (12) 6918049 $6.9M (17) 16876415 $16.9M (22) 7406691 $7.4M (16) 28584850 $28.6M (21) 32528639 $32.5M (9) 13223050 $13.2M (28) 27425435 $27.4M (17) 6320000 $6.3M (27) 159144734 $159.1M (26)
NYJ 18114416 $18.1M (18) 7960460 $8.0M (12) 23283169 $23.3M (11) 5574511 $5.6M (23) 38860366 $38.9M (7) 17511336 $17.5M (29) 17495692 $17.5M (21) 41189623 $41.2M (5) 8477896 $8.5M (21) 174228521 $174.2M (14)
OAK 27414972 $27.4M (3) 10235423 $10.2M (8) 22046411 $22.0M (14) 11405000 $11.4M (8) 45963300 $46.0M (2) 26822859 $26.8M (14) 19749042 $19.7M (17) 22452147 $22.5M (25) 5830000 $5.8M (29) 189004154 $189.0M (4)
PHI 16489115 $16.5M (20) 3780449 $3.8M (27) 14527302 $14.5M (28) 7183750 $7.2M (19) 42686393 $42.7M (4) 48433849 $48.4M (3) 15745217 $15.7M (26) 26841316 $26.8M (18) 3345000 $3.3M (31) 177359891 $177.4M (9)
PIT 26104781 $26.1M (8) 17846072 $17.8M (2) 14698919 $14.7M (27) 7387978 $7.4M (17) 34671290 $34.7M (11) 25271798 $25.3M (17) 22950849 $23.0M (12) 27800157 $27.8M (16) 12012000 $12.0M (11) 182737844 $182.7M (5)
SEA 24341666 $24.3M (10) 4613148 $4.6M (23) 18117012 $18.1M (20) 3162886 $3.2M (28) 24360276 $24.4M (28) 21720602 $21.7M (20) 25694000 $25.7M (9) 35491192 $35.5M (8) 9070000 $9.1M (18) 162035782 $162.0M (25)
SF 38281965 $38.3M (1) 18034012 $18.0M (1) 21134905 $21.1M (17) 4414571 $4.4M (26) 39753802 $39.8M (6) 20261209 $20.3M (22) 22633933 $22.6M (14) 24460350 $24.5M (23) 9567100 $9.6M (16) 193758297 $193.8M (2)
TB 12741315 $12.7M (23) 3340000 $3.3M (29) 35246541 $35.2M (1) 10713170 $10.7M (11) 33633942 $33.6M (14) 50859047 $50.9M (2) 16012330 $16.0M (25) 22111332 $22.1M (26) 12960000 $13.0M (8) 191137677 $191.1M (3)
TEN 10739446 $10.7M (25) 6897389 $6.9M (18) 14947581 $14.9M (24) 11206406 $11.2M (10) 31904561 $31.9M (17) 28102577 $28.1M (13) 29996087 $30.0M (3) 32666812 $32.7M (12) 15436000 $15.4M (4) 174178859 $174.2M (15)
WAS 22630000 $22.6M (16) 7774582 $7.8M (14) 10689217 $10.7M (31) 16581208 $16.6M (2) 36011808 $36.0M (9) 19130083 $19.1M (24) 24165239 $24.2M (11) 30399508 $30.4M (13) 8433570 $8.4M (22) 171598430 $171.6M (16)
TOT: $594.2M $248.2M $653.2M $274.9M $1,029.5M $881.1M $666.5M $919.2M $326.3M $5,430.0M
AVG: $18.6M $7.8M $20.4M $8.6M $32.2M $27.5M $20.8M $28.7M $10.2M $169.7M
 
2018 Team by Team Active Roster Spending by Position

This section highlights each team's current spending allocations across the 9 major position groups. We've broken numbers our by Combined Cap Hits, % of the Active Roster Cap, Combined Average Salary, and the Average Age respectively. Additionally we've included a bar chart that shows how a team's cap spending compares to that of the league average positionally.

Arizona Cardinals
Top 51 Cap Space: $19,821,453 | Draft Picks: 8 | Potential Draft Needs: QB, CB, OT, WR
The Cardinals boast the 31st lowest offensive line cap dollars, & the fewest allocated to the defensive line currently. Bradford & Glennon become new, but short-term QB options. WR Larry Fitzgerald will likely ride off into the sunset after 2018, and Patrick Peterson needs a legitimate CB across the field to shore up the secondary.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 44 55 88 55 1111 88 1111 1212 44 6868
Cap Hits 13585000 $13.6M (22) 4262328 $4.3M (26) 22012522 $22.0M (15) 9363750 $9.4M (13) 21898074 $21.9M (31) 8274973 $8.3M (32) 33443124 $33.4M (2) 25904498 $25.9M (20) 14452500 $14.5M (6) 145970519 $146.0M (30)
% of Cap 8.3950520545754 8.4% (22) 2.6339687474181 2.6% (26) 13.602964154765 13.6% (15) 5.7864680659574 5.8% (13) 13.532239317258 13.5% (31) 5.1136421851458 5.1% (32) 20.666674041047 20.7% (2) 16.008068395852 16.0% (20) 8.9311365343211 8.9% (6) -
Total AAV 25050000 $25.1M (9) 3000327 $3.0M (29) 14816522 $14.8M (27) 9055000 $9.1M (17) 28851682 $28.9M (20) 9397629 $9.4M (32) 28129709 $28.1M (4) 24818220 $24.8M (22) 12850000 $12.9M (10) 149544089 $149.5M (29)
Avg. Age 26.7526.8 (19) 24.424.4 (23) 26.62526.6 (2) 25.825.8 (14) 2727.0 (3) 25.14285714285725.1 (26) 25.36363636363625.4 (18) 25.41666666666725.4 (18) 3232.0 (5) 26.20895522388126.2 (6)

 

Atlanta Falcons
Top 51 Cap Space: $3,531,599 | Draft Picks: 7 | Potential Draft Needs: DL, WR, LB
The Falcons have a few specific holes to fill via the draft, notably on the defensive line, and in depth WR/LB roles. They're also cap-strapped, and are in the process of extending QB Matt Ryan. Atlanta leads the league in offensive line cap, with $46M+ currently allocated. This is also the oldest team in football right now.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 22 77 44 1313 99 44 1313 33 5858
Cap Hits 26705000 $26.7M (4) 5977939 $6.0M (21) 23428652 $23.4M (10) 2635204 $2.6M (32) 46442368 $46.4M (1) 20760102 $20.8M (21) 3330039 $3.3M (32) 34140847 $34.1M (11) 10743332 $10.7M (14) 168791817 $168.8M (19)
% of Cap 16.502750468711 16.5% (4) 3.6941559870502 3.7% (21) 14.478082672693 14.5% (10) 1.6284633606496 1.6% (32) 28.699749495602 28.7% (1) 12.829012657217 12.8% (21) 2.0578469450693 2.1% (32) 21.097842307861 21.1% (11) 6.6390012057112 6.6% (14) -
Total AAV 25850000 $25.9M (8) 9054843 $9.1M (11) 23619860 $23.6M (8) 2945204 $2.9M (30) 39249535 $39.2M (4) 18953236 $19.0M (24) 3267230 $3.3M (32) 35041809 $35.0M (10) 13497834 $13.5M (9) 164730634 $164.7M (23)
Avg. Age 31.33333333333331.3 (2) 25.525.5 (8) 25.28571428571425.3 (11) 25.7525.8 (15) 27.07692307692327.1 (2) 2626.0 (13) 23.523.5 (32) 25.53846153846225.5 (15) 33.33333333333333.3 (2) 26.526.5 (1)

 

Baltimore Ravens
Top 51 Cap Space: $8,561,256 | Draft Picks: 8 | Potential Draft Needs: OC, OT, TE, QB
The Ravens boast the highest cap allocation to both their secondary & special teams units, but are nearly dead last in most other positional categories. As of now, 30% of their active cap dollars are being allocated to defensive backs.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 55 99 33 1212 88 1111 1313 33 6767
Cap Hits 26330000 $26.3M (6) 3214466 $3.2M (30) 14329298 $14.3M (29) 2768848 $2.8M (31) 23460462 $23.5M (30) 17228283 $17.2M (30) 26203157 $26.2M (7) 47492681 $47.5M (1) 19473332 $19.5M (1) 170763861 $170.8M (17)
% of Cap 16.271013661904 16.3% (6) 1.9864268971412 2.0% (30) 8.8550020327953 8.9% (29) 1.7110506508066 1.7% (31) 14.497740133558 14.5% (30) 10.646472771141 10.6% (30) 16.192629150476 16.2% (7) 29.348805977648 29.3% (1) 12.033834068166 12.0% (1) -
Total AAV 23713333 $23.7M (12) 3034466 $3.0M (28) 20857419 $20.9M (19) 2222523 $2.2M (32) 22959103 $23.0M (29) 15773107 $15.8M (30) 16227873 $16.2M (25) 38952444 $39.0M (5) 17140000 $17.1M (1) 152310268 $152.3M (28)
Avg. Age 28.66666666666728.7 (12) 24.624.6 (21) 25.55555555555625.6 (9) 24.66666666666724.7 (28) 25.08333333333325.1 (31) 25.37525.4 (24) 26.27272727272726.3 (8) 26.23076923076926.2 (5) 31.33333333333331.3 (7) 25.98507462686626.0 (11)

 

Buffalo Bills
Top 51 Cap Space: $18,818,557 | Draft Picks: 9 | Potential Draft Needs: QB, ILB, OC, OG, WR
The Bills currently have the fewest cap dollars allocated to their active roster, in large part to a few notable trades, & sudden retirements from two starting OL. It's a big draft for Buffalo, who currently stand as the 4th oldest team in the league.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 22 66 99 66 1313 1111 88 1111 44 7070
Cap Hits 3614874 $3.6M (31) 15493750 $15.5M (3) 14839870 $14.8M (25) 12162500 $12.2M (7) 24261099 $24.3M (29) 29116930 $29.1M (11) 13093825 $13.1M (30) 22535934 $22.5M (24) 10970000 $11.0M (13) 140603782 $140.6M (32)
% of Cap 2.2338649540472 2.2% (31) 9.5745924012203 9.6% (3) 9.170517565928 9.2% (25) 7.5159971007563 7.5% (7) 14.992505631668 15.0% (29) 17.993238352553 18.0% (11) 8.0915231850203 8.1% (30) 13.926414356163 13.9% (24) 6.7790740551117 6.8% (13) -
Total AAV 5659875 $5.7M (30) 15265000 $15.3M (3) 8652688 $8.7M (32) 10837500 $10.8M (9) 21688762 $21.7M (30) 30832068 $30.8M (10) 15505494 $15.5M (29) 22497778 $22.5M (26) 10570000 $10.6M (14) 136224165 $136.2M (32)
Avg. Age 2525.0 (28) 28.83333333333328.8 (1) 2626.0 (5) 25.33333333333325.3 (21) 26.15384615384626.2 (15) 26.27272727272726.3 (10) 26.62526.6 (4) 26.27272727272726.3 (4) 26.526.5 (27) 26.37142857142926.4 (4)

 

Carolina Panthers
Top 51 Cap Space: $2,927,867 | Draft Picks: 8 | Potential Draft Needs: OT, WR/TE, CB, S
The second-oldest active roster in football could use a little turnover, especially at the O-Line & Safety positions, but offer a fairly balanced cap approach in terms of positional spending right now.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 44 1111 44 1212 1212 77 1515 33 7171
Cap Hits 22760000 $22.8M (14) 6370042 $6.4M (20) 16348394 $16.3M (23) 11340000 $11.3M (9) 30498315 $30.5M (18) 44800395 $44.8M (4) 26359193 $26.4M (6) 16510535 $16.5M (30) 10245000 $10.2M (15) 180109374 $180.1M (7)
% of Cap 14.064879261107 14.1% (14) 3.9364618461415 3.9% (20) 10.102732325264 10.1% (23) 7.0077210378274 7.0% (9) 18.846885682874 18.8% (18) 27.685067949249 27.7% (4) 16.289053908841 16.3% (6) 10.202929758844 10.2% (30) 6.3310495619525 6.3% (15) -
Total AAV 21930000 $21.9M (16) 6726890 $6.7M (19) 16950309 $17.0M (25) 9135000 $9.1M (15) 35733403 $35.7M (13) 45532900 $45.5M (4) 23808225 $23.8M (11) 20283106 $20.3M (29) 11960000 $12.0M (12) 186079833 $186.1M (6)
Avg. Age 26.33333333333326.3 (22) 2525.0 (14) 24.72727272727324.7 (26) 27.66666666666727.7 (5) 26.2526.3 (9) 27.41666666666727.4 (1) 26.85714285714326.9 (3) 26.226.2 (6) 29.33333333333329.3 (13) 26.38571428571426.4 (2)

 

Chicago Bears
Top 51 Cap Space: $30,068,002 | Draft Picks: 7 | Potential Draft Needs: EDGE, OG, ILB
With the exception of the TE position (4th), and surprisingly the WRs (8th) the Bears have below-average cap allocations in all positional categories heading toward the draft. They'll be active shoppers on the defensive side of the ball.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 55 88 66 1212 99 88 1313 33 6767
Cap Hits 10393278 $10.4M (26) 2665919 $2.7M (31) 24849560 $24.8M (8) 15449137 $15.4M (4) 29168676 $29.2M (20) 18364997 $18.4M (26) 17693197 $17.7M (20) 25381545 $25.4M (21) 11885000 $11.9M (12) 149908809 $149.9M (29)
% of Cap 6.4226801492583 6.4% (26) 1.6474441500391 1.6% (31) 15.356153826522 15.4% (8) 9.5470231367882 9.5% (4) 18.025215560033 18.0% (20) 11.348922031441 11.3% (26) 10.933773266607 10.9% (20) 15.684901840305 15.7% (21) 7.3445118637195 7.3% (12) -
Total AAV 13053106 $13.1M (25) 2577010 $2.6M (30) 27657762 $27.7M (5) 17497634 $17.5M (2) 33469882 $33.5M (18) 20687292 $20.7M (20) 17004495 $17.0M (23) 33239130 $33.2M (12) 11760000 $11.8M (13) 171066311 $171.1M (18)
Avg. Age 26.66666666666726.7 (20) 24.424.4 (24) 25.2525.3 (12) 2525.0 (22) 26.18181818181826.2 (14) 26.12526.1 (11) 2626.0 (10) 25.53846153846225.5 (16) 27.33333333333327.3 (23) 25.73846153846225.7 (17)

 

Cincinnati Bengals
Top 51 Cap Space: $18,869,193 | Draft Picks: 11 | Potential Draft Needs: WR, LB, OT, QB
The 2018 Bengals need a little luck in the health department to stay competitive. New LT Cordy Glenn is an All-Pro when healthy, the passing game lives and dies by AJ Green/Tyler Eifert's availability, and there's no plan yet in place to succeed Andy Dalton, whose contract is all but voidable at this point. Not to mention more games missed for LB Vontaze Burfict...
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 88 88 66 1313 88 99 1111 44 7070
Cap Hits 18355000 $18.4M (17) 10469925 $10.5M (5) 25281299 $25.3M (7) 8486536 $8.5M (14) 27545530 $27.5M (23) 28226723 $28.2M (12) 19272436 $19.3M (18) 36059936 $36.1M (6) 9280000 $9.3M (17) 178337385 $178.3M (8)
% of Cap 11.342744237154 11.3% (17) 6.4700452986751 6.5% (5) 15.622953339145 15.6% (7) 5.2443806759682 5.2% (14) 17.022168437311 17.0% (23) 17.443121745681 17.4% (12) 11.909687408058 11.9% (18) 22.283771792761 22.3% (6) 5.7347135124373 5.7% (17) -
Total AAV 18288135 $18.3M (22) 11556711 $11.6M (6) 27275501 $27.3M (6) 8572911 $8.6M (18) 26976723 $27.0M (23) 29377623 $29.4M (12) 22159605 $22.2M (13) 29767487 $29.8M (15) 10145000 $10.1M (16) 179047196 $179.0M (13)
Avg. Age 2727.0 (18) 23.87523.9 (28) 25.2525.3 (13) 24.83333333333324.8 (27) 2525.0 (32) 26.37526.4 (6) 24.77777777777824.8 (25) 25.18181818181825.2 (22) 29.529.5 (11) 25.38571428571425.4 (28)

 

Cleveland Browns
Top 51 Cap Space: $68,352,481 | Draft Picks: 9 | Potential Draft Needs: QB, OT, EDGE, RB
No surprise, but the Browns are the youngest active roster in football, and are only Top 10 spenders at the offensive line (8th), and wide receiver position (9). Finding a new left tackle for their pending new franchise QB is arguably the most important takeaway this week for Cleveland.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 22 66 1010 44 1212 99 99 1414 33 6969
Cap Hits 16000000 $16.0M (21) 7562256 $7.6M (16) 24265597 $24.3M (9) 7225027 $7.2M (18) 37698535 $37.7M (8) 16806493 $16.8M (31) 22785419 $22.8M (13) 26138750 $26.1M (19) 7664578 $7.7M (24) 162314366 $162.3M (24)
% of Cap 9.8874370904091 9.9% (21) 4.673208153848 4.7% (16) 14.99528523742 15.0% (9) 4.4648124961879 4.5% (18) 23.296368325818 23.3% (8) 10.385821390494 10.4% (31) 14.080587308819 14.1% (13) 16.152827890433 16.2% (19) 4.7364395499708 4.7% (24) -
Total AAV 18500000 $18.5M (21) 8225763 $8.2M (14) 23555712 $23.6M (9) 7661506 $7.7M (21) 40179153 $40.2M (3) 18719000 $18.7M (25) 25950898 $26.0M (7) 29999354 $30.0M (14) 8967912 $9.0M (20) 177275342 $177.3M (14)
Avg. Age 30.530.5 (3) 23.83333333333323.8 (30) 24.824.8 (23) 25.525.5 (17) 25.63636363636425.6 (25) 24.62524.6 (29) 24.88888888888924.9 (22) 24.71428571428624.7 (28) 27.33333333333327.3 (24) 25.14925373134325.1 (32)

 

Dallas Cowboys
Top 51 Cap Space: $8,588,332 | Draft Picks: 9 | Potential Draft Needs: DL, WR/TE, DB
The Cowboys are young in all the right places, but are now thin at the pass catching and pass stopping positions. Throw in legal allegations for David Irving & an expensive tag for DeMarcus Lawrence and there's still some work to be done this summer.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 44 88 44 99 1313 88 1010 55 6464
Cap Hits 1762514 $1.8M (32) 9781274 $9.8M (10) 17404480 $17.4M (21) 5152435 $5.2M (24) 43929203 $43.9M (3) 38070312 $38.1M (5) 17763446 $17.8M (19) 10507678 $10.5M (32) 15310000 $15.3M (5) 152026342 $152.0M (27)
% of Cap 1.0891716434978 1.1% (32) 6.0444832086909 6.0% (10) 10.755356318205 10.8% (21) 3.1840235578076 3.2% (24) 27.146701943394 27.1% (3) 23.526113432015 23.5% (5) 10.977184677117 11.0% (19) 6.4933753244547 6.5% (32) 9.4610413658852 9.5% (5) -
Total AAV 1762515 $1.8M (32) 9484085 $9.5M (8) 17845982 $17.8M (23) 9093684 $9.1M (16) 37209455 $37.2M (8) 37443614 $37.4M (6) 13714056 $13.7M (30) 9560037 $9.6M (32) 15058572 $15.1M (4) 143642714 $143.6M (31)
Avg. Age 24.66666666666724.7 (29) 25.525.5 (9) 25.12525.1 (18) 26.526.5 (7) 2626.0 (18) 24.524.5 (30) 24.87524.9 (23) 23.623.6 (32) 30.7530.8 (9) 25.30645161290325.3 (31)

 

Denver Broncos
Top 51 Cap Space: $13,771,478 | Draft Picks: 8 | Potential Draft Needs: OT, RB/WR, TE
With Case Keenum now in the fold, a top of the draft QB doesn't appear to be the major focus. Releasing C.J. Anderson puts the RB position in question, and the loss of Aqib Talib via trade adds a significant hole to the secondary. The Wide Receiver core is aging, and slightly overpaid, so getting younger in this regard will help the short-term.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 33 99 55 1313 1212 1010 1414 44 7373
Cap Hits 18080511 $18.1M (19) 1988213 $2.0M (32) 27005290 $27.0M (5) 3095437 $3.1M (29) 36000856 $36.0M (10) 26422748 $26.4M (16) 29465467 $29.5M (4) 34267423 $34.3M (10) 12553332 $12.6M (10) 182602611 $182.6M (6)
% of Cap 11.173119692184 11.2% (19) 1.2286456849896 1.2% (32) 16.688319123953 16.7% (5) 1.9128711628015 1.9% (29) 22.247262431305 22.2% (10) 16.328328662858 16.3% (16) 18.208621956377 18.2% (4) 21.176061822684 21.2% (10) 7.7575175265637 7.8% (10) -
Total AAV 20985142 $21.0M (19) 1943213 $1.9M (32) 29160457 $29.2M (2) 2953687 $3.0M (29) 34064374 $34.1M (16) 23812941 $23.8M (16) 40090391 $40.1M (1) 26745501 $26.7M (17) 13722666 $13.7M (8) 186617039 $186.6M (5)
Avg. Age 2626.0 (24) 24.66666666666724.7 (18) 26.12526.1 (4) 24.224.2 (31) 25.84615384615425.8 (21) 26.526.5 (4) 25.66666666666725.7 (14) 24.78571428571424.8 (27) 27.33333333333327.3 (25) 25.65714285714325.7 (19)

 

Detroit Lions
Top 51 Cap Space: $9,761,288 | Draft Picks: 6 | Potential Draft Needs: DL, TE, RB
The Lions head toward May with the 12th most cap dollars allocated to their active roster, with Top 10 spending at the QB, D-Line, and Special Teams. Detroit lost Haloti Ngata to free agency, and have Ezekiel Ansah on a tag, but need a long-term answer on the defensive line. The same goes for the running back position, where both Theo Riddick & Ameer Abdullah are on a short leash.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 66 88 55 1111 1212 99 1313 33 7070
Cap Hits 27850000 $27.9M (2) 9590512 $9.6M (11) 22918956 $22.9M (12) 5755784 $5.8M (22) 26166595 $26.2M (25) 33819200 $33.8M (8) 13132716 $13.1M (29) 29089136 $29.1M (15) 13690000 $13.7M (7) 175167899 $175.2M (12)
% of Cap 17.210320185493 17.2% (2) 5.9265990040508 5.9% (11) 14.163108476741 14.2% (12) 3.5568720128739 3.6% (22) 16.170035120795 16.2% (25) 20.899075777998 20.9% (8) 8.115556454763 8.1% (29) 17.976062638397 18.0% (15) 8.4599383604812 8.5% (7) -
Total AAV 28735000 $28.7M (3) 9099640 $9.1M (10) 19201081 $19.2M (22) 5725784 $5.7M (23) 28702181 $28.7M (22) 31980880 $32.0M (9) 15957018 $16.0M (27) 35256315 $35.3M (9) 16610138 $16.6M (2) 182962968 $183.0M (9)
Avg. Age 3030.0 (4) 25.66666666666725.7 (7) 25.2525.3 (14) 2525.0 (23) 25.72727272727325.7 (23) 25.58333333333325.6 (20) 25.44444444444425.4 (17) 25.61538461538525.6 (13) 32.33333333333332.3 (3) 2626.0 (10)

 

Green Bay Packers
Top 51 Cap Space: $13,511,197 | Draft Picks: 12 | Potential Draft Needs: EDGE, OG, CB, WR
The Packers linebacking/pass rush is aging quickly, and is bogging down the cap with average production. A few new deals in the receiving/tight end core likely pushes the focus to the secondary, where the Packers currently have the 5th fewest cap dollars in the league.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 44 77 99 33 1111 77 66 1414 33 6464
Cap Hits 22643336 $22.6M (15) 4597477 $4.6M (24) 27048044 $27.0M (4) 8371666 $8.4M (15) 32623217 $32.6M (15) 19821218 $19.8M (23) 26430714 $26.4M (5) 17688250 $17.7M (28) 12573332 $12.6M (9) 165510588 $165.5M (21)
% of Cap 13.992785013562 14.0% (15) 2.8410790382564 2.8% (24) 16.714739591789 16.7% (4) 5.1733950573073 5.2% (15) 20.160000360891 20.2% (15) 12.248815376893 12.2% (23) 16.3332513706 16.3% (5) 10.930716194652 10.9% (28) 7.7698768229267 7.8% (9) -
Total AAV 24493012 $24.5M (11) 4454539 $4.5M (24) 28246794 $28.2M (4) 12495000 $12.5M (7) 37317608 $37.3M (7) 20140454 $20.1M (21) 27922036 $27.9M (5) 15198630 $15.2M (30) 10123334 $10.1M (17) 175329740 $175.3M (16)
Avg. Age 2626.0 (25) 23.85714285714323.9 (29) 24.11111111111124.1 (30) 2828.0 (1) 25.27272727272725.3 (29) 24.42857142857124.4 (31) 26.526.5 (6) 25.525.5 (17) 2828.0 (19) 25.32812525.3 (30)

 

Houston Texans
Top 51 Cap Space: $32,229,056 | Draft Picks: 8 | Potential Draft Needs: OL, TE, RB
Houston signed a few depth fliers to shore up the offensive line this season, but two long-term tackles are heavily needed. The Texans' tight end outlook is nearly non-existent, as injuries have decimated this group the past two seasons. Free agent splashes pushed their secondary over 25% of their total cap allocations, 4th most in the league.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 55 88 77 1212 1111 1212 1414 33 7575
Cap Hits 4588700 $4.6M (30) 10250263 $10.3M (7) 21144360 $21.1M (16) 5800418 $5.8M (21) 27859424 $27.9M (22) 21927713 $21.9M (19) 26129945 $26.1M (8) 41219878 $41.2M (4) 7045000 $7.0M (25) 162443201 $162.4M (23)
% of Cap 2.8356551610475 2.8% (30) 6.3343019107905 6.3% (7) 13.06647058231 13.1% (16) 3.5844542545673 3.6% (21) 17.21614388594 17.2% (22) 13.550555176503 13.6% (19) 16.147386710209 16.1% (8) 25.472434412459 25.5% (4) 4.3535621438707 4.4% (25) -
Total AAV 5348570 $5.3M (31) 10553555 $10.6M (7) 23147483 $23.1M (11) 6346667 $6.3M (22) 28714652 $28.7M (21) 23545284 $23.5M (17) 19688134 $19.7M (19) 43749690 $43.7M (3) 7033334 $7.0M (27) 164610702 $164.6M (24)
Avg. Age 2929.0 (10) 2424.0 (26) 24.7524.8 (24) 25.525.5 (18) 25.525.5 (26) 2525.0 (27) 24.66666666666724.7 (29) 2626.0 (8) 32.33333333333332.3 (4) 25.62162162162225.6 (22)

 

Indianapolis Colts
Top 51 Cap Space: $61,312,376 | Draft Picks: 9 | Potential Draft Needs: CB, EDGE, WR
The Colts relinquished both starting CBs, a starting WR, and a starting RB this offseason, but the big focus this draft is likely on the defensive side of the ball, most notably the pass rush and secondary. Indy's $145M in active cap is the 2nd fewest in the NFL currently.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 44 66 1111 77 1313 1111 1212 1212 22 7878
Cap Hits 26195076 $26.2M (7) 4381412 $4.4M (25) 22845000 $22.8M (13) 15222083 $15.2M (5) 25383623 $25.4M (26) 18075386 $18.1M (27) 17296543 $17.3M (22) 12122579 $12.1M (31) 8368000 $8.4M (23) 145705702 $145.7M (31)
% of Cap 16.18763537678 16.2% (7) 2.7075584698227 2.7% (25) 14.11740627065 14.1% (13) 9.4067117529678 9.4% (5) 15.686185971198 15.7% (26) 11.169952622491 11.2% (27) 10.688655049628 10.7% (22) 7.4913273272509 7.5% (31) 5.1711295982839 5.2% (23) -
Total AAV 26481708 $26.5M (7) 4756912 $4.8M (22) 23010000 $23.0M (12) 15563333 $15.6M (3) 23267651 $23.3M (28) 15168830 $15.2M (31) 19761961 $19.8M (18) 12399913 $12.4M (31) 8368000 $8.4M (23) 144594308 $144.6M (30)
Avg. Age 24.524.5 (30) 25.525.5 (10) 24.90909090909124.9 (20) 24.85714285714324.9 (26) 25.84615384615425.8 (22) 2626.0 (14) 24.91666666666724.9 (21) 24.08333333333324.1 (31) 3434.0 (1) 25.34615384615425.3 (29)

 

Jacksonville Jaguars
Top 51 Cap Space: $13,591,934 | Draft Picks: 7 | Potential Draft Needs: OG, DL, LB, QB
With QB Blake Bortles now on a short-term extension, Jacksonville's first round pick is one to watch. Financially speaking, their defensive line is loaded with major dollars (#1 in the NFL), so getting younger and cheaper there sooner rather than later is wise. The O-Line and LBing core will need upgrades this month. At $197M currently, the Jaguars have the most cap dollars allocated to their active roster in the NFL.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 22 66 1010 55 1111 1111 88 1313 44 7070
Cap Hits 10758098 $10.8M (24) 12791300 $12.8M (4) 19361327 $19.4M (18) 6937750 $6.9M (20) 27342435 $27.3M (24) 58309282 $58.3M (1) 12589612 $12.6M (31) 44580204 $44.6M (2) 8920000 $8.9M (20) 197130008 $197.1M (1)
% of Cap 6.648126074216 6.6% (24) 7.9045733784093 7.9% (4) 11.964618918709 12.0% (18) 4.2872854171241 4.3% (20) 16.896662872569 16.9% (24) 36.03308484762 36.0% (1) 7.7799372901662 7.8% (31) 27.548997657975 27.5% (2) 5.512246177903 5.5% (20) -
Total AAV 18847271 $18.8M (20) 13045155 $13.0M (5) 22963826 $23.0M (13) 9148314 $9.1M (14) 36743290 $36.7M (9) 59165804 $59.2M (1) 18535083 $18.5M (22) 46698667 $46.7M (1) 8547084 $8.5M (22) 229420952 $229.4M (1)
Avg. Age 2525.0 (26) 24.66666666666724.7 (19) 24.524.5 (28) 2626.0 (11) 2626.0 (19) 25.63636363636425.6 (19) 24.2524.3 (31) 26.38461538461526.4 (2) 26.526.5 (26) 25.47826086956525.5 (26)

 

Kansas City Chiefs
Top 51 Cap Space: $9,430,583 | Draft Picks: 8 | Potential Draft Needs: EDGE, DT, CB
The Chiefs defense has been gutted over the past few offseasons for cap & production purposes, and the result leaves big shoes to fill with upcoming draft picks. KC is out of the Top 10 in cap spending in every positional category outside of TEs & LBs.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 99 1010 55 1010 1212 88 1616 33 7676
Cap Hits 6333133 $6.3M (29) 7760531 $7.8M (15) 14817311 $14.8M (26) 14145900 $14.1M (6) 34072398 $34.1M (12) 18876021 $18.9M (25) 37114989 $37.1M (1) 29129976 $29.1M (14) 6170000 $6.2M (28) 165335259 $165.3M (22)
% of Cap 3.9136533826683 3.9% (29) 4.7957351281668 4.8% (15) 9.1565768975954 9.2% (26) 8.7416685210761 8.7% (6) 21.055543234024 21.1% (12) 11.664716884671 11.7% (25) 22.935757428045 22.9% (1) 18.00130032157 18.0% (14) 3.812842927989 3.8% (28) -
Total AAV 7456447 $7.5M (29) 7546431 $7.5M (17) 21961681 $22.0M (17) 13403400 $13.4M (6) 34030738 $34.0M (17) 18285113 $18.3M (26) 32436513 $32.4M (2) 27338712 $27.3M (16) 7800000 $7.8M (25) 166359035 $166.4M (22)
Avg. Age 27.33333333333327.3 (16) 25.87525.9 (5) 24.124.1 (31) 26.226.2 (9) 26.226.2 (13) 25.525.5 (21) 2626.0 (11) 25.12525.1 (23) 28.33333333333328.3 (16) 25.65333333333325.7 (20)

 

Los Angeles Rams
Top 51 Cap Space: $3,893,772 | Draft Picks: 8 | Potential Draft Needs: OLB, OL, ILB
The Rams made plenty of noise both in free agency & especially on the trade block this winter. They'll look to fill remaining defensive holes this week, notably the outside spot vacated by Robert Quinn, & the inside role left by trading Alec Ogletree. It would also behoove LA to shore up young depth on the OL to keep Goff cozy. The Rams now have the 3rd most cap dollars allocated to WRs, & the 6th most to their new DL.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 55 88 55 1111 88 88 1313 44 6565
Cap Hits 9283593 $9.3M (28) 6549118 $6.5M (19) 27962416 $28.0M (3) 3853854 $3.9M (27) 31920558 $31.9M (16) 37950195 $38.0M (6) 14586306 $14.6M (27) 35251743 $35.3M (9) 16267102 $16.3M (2) 175491334 $175.5M (11)
% of Cap 5.7369338600289 5.7% (28) 4.0471245139166 4.0% (19) 17.27978931849 17.3% (3) 2.3815461862888 2.4% (27) 19.725781819735 19.7% (16) 23.451885351954 23.5% (6) 9.0138239347785 9.0% (27) 21.784336952485 21.8% (9) 10.052496729267 10.1% (2) -
Total AAV 8413211 $8.4M (28) 5726629 $5.7M (21) 19478493 $19.5M (21) 3991228 $4.0M (28) 26813264 $26.8M (24) 34040654 $34.0M (7) 13271306 $13.3M (31) 34480276 $34.5M (11) 14960000 $15.0M (5) 153695061 $153.7M (27)
Avg. Age 24.33333333333324.3 (32) 23.223.2 (32) 24.2524.3 (29) 2424.0 (32) 26.72727272727326.7 (5) 2626.0 (16) 24.7524.8 (27) 25.76923076923125.8 (11) 28.2528.3 (18) 25.425.4 (27)

 

Los Angeles Chargers
Top 51 Cap Space: $13,357,668 | Draft Picks: 7 | Potential Draft Needs: DL, QB, OG
The Chargers past few offseasons have been inspiring, and their cap layout shows as much, as LA sits pretty much on the average line in all regards. The fragility of the defensive line seems to be a focal point this week, as does the eventual departure of QB Philip Rivers.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 44 77 44 1111 77 99 1212 55 6262
Cap Hits 23630000 $23.6M (11) 5169015 $5.2M (22) 25738870 $25.7M (6) 4654083 $4.7M (25) 33893006 $33.9M (13) 21961608 $22.0M (18) 21458360 $21.5M (15) 25054884 $25.1M (22) 9046912 $9.0M (19) 166083282 $166.1M (20)
% of Cap 14.602508652898 14.6% (11) 3.1942694144925 3.2% (22) 15.905716118951 15.9% (6) 2.8760595547526 2.9% (25) 20.944685289366 20.9% (13) 13.571501094014 13.6% (18) 13.260511535209 13.3% (15) 15.483036834844 15.5% (22) 5.5906733289042 5.6% (19) -
Total AAV 22493348 $22.5M (13) 4336531 $4.3M (25) 26881482 $26.9M (7) 5575744 $5.6M (24) 34222277 $34.2M (15) 24853568 $24.9M (15) 22168191 $22.2M (12) 22876134 $22.9M (24) 10061912 $10.1M (18) 168438231 $168.4M (20)
Avg. Age 29.33333333333329.3 (9) 2424.0 (27) 24.85714285714324.9 (22) 2525.0 (25) 25.72727272727325.7 (24) 26.33333333333326.3 (8) 25.22222222222225.2 (20) 25.33333333333325.3 (20) 26.426.4 (28) 25.60655737704925.6 (23)

 

Miami Dolphins
Top 51 Cap Space: $5,053,606 | Draft Picks: 8 | Potential Draft Needs: DL, RB, TE, QB
The Dolphins made plenty of moves to change the culture and free up their future cap allocations, but this makes for an important upcoming draft to secure young starters on the defensive line & tight ends positions, and future likely starters at the RB, & QB slots. Miami boasts the 5th fewest cap dollars to the current active roster.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 55 1111 44 1313 1010 77 1313 22 6868
Cap Hits 10116666 $10.1M (27) 3680315 $3.7M (28) 28231318 $28.2M (2) 2965000 $3.0M (30) 30433738 $30.4M (19) 30466771 $30.5M (10) 25647193 $25.6M (10) 17252201 $17.3M (29) 2552666 $2.6M (32) 150069535 $150.1M (28)
% of Cap 6.25174366498 6.3% (27) 2.2743051897118 2.3% (28) 17.445961294021 17.4% (2) 1.8322656858164 1.8% (30) 18.806979368812 18.8% (19) 18.82739260065 18.8% (10) 15.849062958317 15.8% (10) 10.661253253662 10.7% (29) 1.5774577804891 1.6% (32) -
Total AAV 21010000 $21.0M (18) 3570315 $3.6M (26) 28803903 $28.8M (3) 2898013 $2.9M (31) 21660044 $21.7M (31) 26898249 $26.9M (14) 26731870 $26.7M (6) 26309678 $26.3M (19) 3322666 $3.3M (31) 159543405 $159.5M (26)
Avg. Age 27.66666666666727.7 (15) 26.426.4 (3) 24.90909090909124.9 (21) 2626.0 (12) 26.23076923076926.2 (12) 26.426.4 (5) 25.28571428571425.3 (19) 24.69230769230824.7 (29) 3131.0 (8) 25.85294117647125.9 (14)

 

Minnesota Vikings
Top 51 Cap Space: $19,069,693 | Draft Picks: 8 | Potential Draft Needs: EDGE, CB, WR
Minnesota has put together quite the roster on paper, so it's depth they'll be looking add this week, notably on the edge to replace the aging Brian Robison, and in the secondary to account for a few overpaid veterans down the line. In terms of the 2018 roster, WR LaQuon Treadwell's spot could be upgraded with an early round sleeper pick. The Vikins have the 3rd fewest cap dollars allocated to the WR position.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 44 88 55 1212 1111 77 1010 44 6464
Cap Hits 26462000 $26.5M (5) 7828939 $7.8M (13) 14032638 $14.0M (30) 10013864 $10.0M (12) 24765694 $24.8M (27) 36630894 $36.6M (7) 17078809 $17.1M (23) 35906893 $35.9M (7) 5650000 $5.7M (30) 175544731 $175.5M (10)
% of Cap 16.3525850179 16.4% (5) 4.8380088654469 4.8% (13) 8.6716765898427 8.7% (30) 6.1882156457445 6.2% (12) 15.304327589083 15.3% (27) 22.636603749403 22.6% (7) 10.554103097913 10.6% (23) 22.189196603097 22.2% (7) 3.4915012225507 3.5% (30) -
Total AAV 29138196 $29.1M (1) 7708334 $7.7M (16) 11476343 $11.5M (30) 9585147 $9.6M (13) 26611444 $26.6M (25) 43099519 $43.1M (5) 16363165 $16.4M (24) 36341224 $36.3M (8) 6285000 $6.3M (29) 183465872 $183.5M (7)
Avg. Age 26.33333333333326.3 (23) 24.7524.8 (17) 25.12525.1 (19) 25.625.6 (16) 25.33333333333325.3 (28) 25.90909090909125.9 (17) 24.57142857142924.6 (30) 26.126.1 (7) 28.66666666666728.7 (15) 25.63492063492125.6 (21)

 

New England Patriots
Top 51 Cap Space: $14,405,395 | Draft Picks: 8 | Potential Draft Needs: OT, QB, LB
The Patriots have work to do to account for major roster losses this winter, notably at the OT & CB positions. But the focus this week will be on the next young QB to come to New England, and if history tells us anything, it will come early in the 2nd round. The Patriots have the fewest cap dollars in all of football allocated to the offensive line, and the 5th fewest to their defensive line.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 22 66 1010 55 1313 1111 88 1515 33 7373
Cap Hits 22915000 $22.9M (13) 10457500 $10.5M (6) 18470537 $18.5M (19) 18109583 $18.1M (1) 17518027 $17.5M (32) 17998736 $18.0M (28) 17070164 $17.1M (24) 44265579 $44.3M (3) 15460000 $15.5M (3) 174535126 $174.5M (13)
% of Cap 14.16066380792 14.2% (13) 6.4623670858095 6.5% (6) 11.414142038348 11.4% (19) 11.191085165378 11.2% (1) 10.825524369412 10.8% (32) 11.12258561918 11.1% (28) 10.54876079206 10.5% (24) 27.354570477065 27.4% (3) 9.5537360886078 9.6% (3) -
Total AAV 21980490 $22.0M (15) 14055000 $14.1M (4) 22273352 $22.3M (15) 18553333 $18.6M (1) 17789776 $17.8M (32) 17672200 $17.7M (27) 19664861 $19.7M (20) 43062862 $43.1M (4) 13906666 $13.9M (7) 182005207 $182.0M (10)
Avg. Age 3636.0 (1) 2727.0 (2) 2727.0 (1) 26.226.2 (10) 25.46153846153825.5 (27) 24.72727272727324.7 (28) 25.7525.8 (13) 25.93333333333325.9 (9) 29.33333333333329.3 (14) 26.31506849315126.3 (5)

 

New Orleans Saints
Top 51 Cap Space: $8,425,342 | Draft Picks: 8 | Potential Draft Needs: TE, DL, LB
The loss of Willie Snead this week puts the onus on grabbing a pass catcher (WR/TE) early, but adding a long-term defensive lineman to Cameron Jordan is just as important this year. The Saints are Top 10 cap spenders at the QB, RB, TE, & OL positions, but currently dead last in the WR department.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 66 1010 77 1212 1111 1212 1414 22 7777
Cap Hits 26008125 $26.0M (9) 9988193 $10.0M (9) 9302751 $9.3M (32) 16358336 $16.4M (3) 40196012 $40.2M (5) 26550439 $26.6M (15) 20851792 $20.9M (16) 17830769 $17.8M (27) 6560000 $6.6M (26) 170366417 $170.4M (18)
% of Cap 16.072106236062 16.1% (9) 6.1723518708978 6.2% (9) 5.748772830015 5.7% (32) 10.108876131486 10.1% (3) 24.839721245958 24.8% (5) 16.407237208453 16.4% (15) 12.885673851393 12.9% (16) 11.01878792257 11.0% (27) 4.0538492070677 4.1% (26) -
Total AAV 27056667 $27.1M (6) 7814443 $7.8M (15) 13185577 $13.2M (29) 14906667 $14.9M (5) 38410667 $38.4M (5) 22965618 $23.0M (18) 25101310 $25.1M (9) 22560148 $22.6M (25) 9005000 $9.0M (19) 176503597 $176.5M (15)
Avg. Age 29.33333333333329.3 (8) 24.83333333333324.8 (15) 25.66666666666725.7 (7) 2828.0 (2) 2626.0 (20) 25.525.5 (22) 27.16666666666727.2 (2) 24.64285714285724.6 (30) 27.527.5 (22) 26.09333333333326.1 (9)

 

New York Giants
Top 51 Cap Space: $9,653,780 | Draft Picks: 6 | Potential Draft Needs: EDGE, QB, OC/OG
The Giants will have options and offers at #2, but taking Eli's future replacement, or JPP's current replacement (Chubb) seems to make the most sense - though acquiring 3-4 additional picks might be the best move of any. New York has Top 10 cap dollars to just their defensive line, and rank 26th overall currently.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 22 66 1111 44 1414 1010 99 1414 55 7575
Cap Hits 23021605 $23.0M (12) 6918049 $6.9M (17) 16876415 $16.9M (22) 7406691 $7.4M (16) 28584850 $28.6M (21) 32528639 $32.5M (9) 13223050 $13.2M (28) 27425435 $27.4M (17) 6320000 $6.3M (27) 159144734 $159.1M (26)
% of Cap 14.226541947359 14.2% (12) 4.2751108922417 4.3% (17) 10.429030726508 10.4% (22) 4.5770744569124 4.6% (16) 17.664431632111 17.7% (21) 20.10155448432 20.1% (9) 8.1713796886458 8.2% (28) 16.947953952475 16.9% (17) 3.9055376507116 3.9% (27) -
Total AAV 21884230 $21.9M (17) 6298049 $6.3M (20) 10823860 $10.8M (31) 8295290 $8.3M (19) 36261930 $36.3M (11) 32472551 $32.5M (8) 21311385 $21.3M (16) 26587503 $26.6M (18) 6645004 $6.6M (28) 167257300 $167.3M (21)
Avg. Age 3030.0 (5) 25.16666666666725.2 (13) 23.90909090909123.9 (32) 25.525.5 (19) 26.42857142857126.4 (6) 25.425.4 (23) 25.66666666666725.7 (15) 26.28571428571426.3 (3) 25.625.6 (30) 25.69333333333325.7 (18)

 

New York Jets
Top 51 Cap Space: $25,157,377 | Draft Picks: 6 | Potential Draft Needs: QB, EDGE, TE/WR, OG/OC
The Jets paid a steep price to slot themselves 3rd this week, but will come away with a top-flight QB in doing so. From there the team needs to address the center of the offensive line, a depleted pass rush (Wilkerson/Richardson departures), and a razor thin pass catching group. This will be a very fluid roster over the next few months.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 44 55 1616 55 1212 99 1010 1616 55 8282
Cap Hits 18114416 $18.1M (18) 7960460 $8.0M (12) 23283169 $23.3M (11) 5574511 $5.6M (23) 38860366 $38.9M (7) 17511336 $17.5M (29) 17495692 $17.5M (21) 41189623 $41.2M (5) 8477896 $8.5M (21) 174228521 $174.2M (14)
% of Cap 11.194071789344 11.2% (18) 4.9192842162949 4.9% (12) 14.388179297054 14.4% (11) 3.4448516763933 3.4% (23) 24.014339008454 24.0% (7) 10.821389566813 10.8% (29) 10.811722125198 10.8% (21) 25.453737886885 25.5% (5) 5.2390414599394 5.2% (21) -
Total AAV 17873500 $17.9M (23) 8902126 $8.9M (12) 22234090 $22.2M (16) 4581374 $4.6M (26) 36345992 $36.3M (10) 16037717 $16.0M (29) 18828881 $18.8M (21) 44235740 $44.2M (2) 8297898 $8.3M (24) 173188369 $173.2M (17)
Avg. Age 28.2528.3 (13) 25.225.2 (12) 25.525.5 (10) 24.424.4 (29) 26.41666666666726.4 (7) 26.33333333333326.3 (7) 24.824.8 (24) 25.062525.1 (24) 24.824.8 (31) 25.56097560975625.6 (24)

 

Oakland Raiders
Top 51 Cap Space: $6,447,209 | Draft Picks: 12 | Potential Draft Needs: ILB, CB, OT
The Raiders defense need to stop the pass more, and the run better. Other than that, things are fine. Oakland has been linked to a few of the big linebackers in the 1st round, and should back that up with a young stud for their secondary as well. The O-line is the 2nd most expensive in football, but are showing signs of age quickly. As of now the Raiders boast the 4th most cap dollars to their active roster.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 44 66 88 44 1313 1212 1010 1616 44 7777
Cap Hits 27414972 $27.4M (3) 10235423 $10.2M (8) 22046411 $22.0M (14) 11405000 $11.4M (8) 45963300 $46.0M (2) 26822859 $26.8M (14) 19749042 $19.7M (17) 22452147 $22.5M (25) 5830000 $5.8M (29) 189004154 $189.0M (4)
% of Cap 16.941488186583 16.9% (3) 6.3251313128891 6.3% (8) 13.623906364488 13.6% (14) 7.0478887510072 7.0% (8) 28.4037023261 28.4% (2) 16.575583184213 16.6% (14) 12.204213148178 12.2% (17) 13.874636937945 13.9% (25) 3.6027348898178 3.6% (29) -
Total AAV 27744973 $27.7M (4) 9147299 $9.1M (9) 19967446 $20.0M (20) 10645000 $10.6M (10) 48902053 $48.9M (1) 17556444 $17.6M (28) 21372376 $21.4M (15) 21594930 $21.6M (27) 5165000 $5.2M (30) 179513021 $179.5M (12)
Avg. Age 27.7527.8 (14) 2626.0 (4) 26.526.5 (3) 27.7527.8 (4) 26.23076923076926.2 (11) 25.2525.3 (25) 26.126.1 (9) 26.687526.7 (1) 27.66666666666727.7 (21) 26.38157894736826.4 (3)

 

Philadelphia Eagles
Top 51 Cap Space: $846,964 | Draft Picks: 6 | Potential Draft Needs: CB, TE, RB
The Eagles have Top 5 money allocated to the offensive and defensive lines, and incredible values everywhere else. Cornerback appears to be the most prominent need, with Patrick Robinson's departure and Daryl Worley's sudden release. Adding blocking depth at the TE position will prove important both to Wentz & the running game.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 44 44 99 55 1111 1212 88 1212 33 6868
Cap Hits 16489115 $16.5M (20) 3780449 $3.8M (27) 14527302 $14.5M (28) 7183750 $7.2M (19) 42686393 $42.7M (4) 48433849 $48.4M (3) 15745217 $15.7M (26) 26841316 $26.8M (18) 3345000 $3.3M (31) 177359891 $177.4M (9)
% of Cap 10.189692952439 10.2% (20) 2.3361844788125 2.3% (27) 8.9773615386484 9.0% (28) 4.4393047623891 4.4% (19) 26.378689087749 26.4% (4) 29.930414689617 29.9% (3) 9.7299901601462 9.7% (26) 16.586988960862 16.6% (18) 2.0670923167136 2.1% (31) -
Total AAV 13282835 $13.3M (24) 2573653 $2.6M (31) 23282936 $23.3M (10) 11041250 $11.0M (8) 43193497 $43.2M (2) 57402578 $57.4M (3) 20243306 $20.2M (17) 24556337 $24.6M (23) 3195000 $3.2M (32) 197173892 $197.2M (2)
Avg. Age 2525.0 (27) 23.523.5 (31) 25.62525.6 (8) 25.425.4 (20) 27.727.7 (1) 26.83333333333326.8 (2) 25.525.5 (16) 24.91666666666724.9 (26) 24.66666666666724.7 (32) 25.78787878787925.8 (16)

 

Pittsburgh Steelers
Top 51 Cap Space: $2,672,966 | Draft Picks: 7 | Potential Draft Needs: LB, DB, RB
The Steelers currently boast the 5th most cap dollars to their active roster, in large part due to Big Ben, Le'Veon Bell, and a well-paid offensive line. It's a good recipe for winning now, but it comes with future restraints. A current replacement for Ryan Shazier plus future replacements for CB Joe Haden and Bell likely puts the Steelers' draft in focus.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 66 99 44 1111 99 1212 1313 44 7171
Cap Hits 26104781 $26.1M (8) 17846072 $17.8M (2) 14698919 $14.7M (27) 7387978 $7.4M (17) 34671290 $34.7M (11) 25271798 $25.3M (17) 22950849 $23.0M (12) 27800157 $27.8M (16) 12012000 $12.0M (11) 182737844 $182.7M (5)
% of Cap 16.131836243525 16.1% (8) 11.028244638182 11.0% (2) 9.0834148068449 9.1% (27) 4.5655104812704 4.6% (17) 21.425637419896 21.4% (11) 15.617082055408 15.6% (17) 14.182817228686 14.2% (12) 17.179518965062 17.2% (16) 7.4229933956246 7.4% (11) -
Total AAV 24799781 $24.8M (10) 18348131 $18.3M (1) 22690417 $22.7M (14) 8282228 $8.3M (20) 37472947 $37.5M (6) 28564752 $28.6M (13) 16054616 $16.1M (26) 25814648 $25.8M (21) 12012000 $12.0M (11) 188033520 $188.0M (4)
Avg. Age 29.33333333333329.3 (7) 25.525.5 (11) 25.66666666666725.7 (6) 26.526.5 (8) 26.72727272727326.7 (4) 25.66666666666725.7 (18) 24.7524.8 (26) 25.92307692307725.9 (10) 25.7525.8 (29) 25.91549295774625.9 (13)

 

Seattle Seahawks
Top 51 Cap Space: $8,798,292 | Draft Picks: 8 | Potential Draft Needs: OLB, DB, WR/TE
Seattle is 20th or lower in cap spending at RB/FB, WR, TE, OL, & DL. And the dollars spent at LB & DB are fragile at best heading into 2018. It's a big draft for the Seahawks, who oh by the way, will likely need to extend QB Russell Wilson at some point in the next 18 months as well.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 66 77 33 1111 1212 55 1515 44 6666
Cap Hits 24341666 $24.3M (10) 4613148 $4.6M (23) 18117012 $18.1M (20) 3162886 $3.2M (28) 24360276 $24.4M (28) 21720602 $21.7M (20) 25694000 $25.7M (9) 35491192 $35.5M (8) 9070000 $9.1M (18) 162035782 $162.0M (25)
% of Cap 15.042293203172 15.0% (10) 2.8507631649216 2.9% (23) 11.195676026012 11.2% (20) 1.954552271821 2.0% (28) 15.053793528438 15.1% (28) 13.422567865051 13.4% (20) 15.877988037561 15.9% (9) 21.932308010227 21.9% (8) 5.6049409006256 5.6% (18) -
Total AAV 22455000 $22.5M (14) 4619398 $4.6M (23) 17373510 $17.4M (24) 4840887 $4.8M (25) 26248723 $26.2M (26) 21085241 $21.1M (19) 22148314 $22.1M (14) 38356671 $38.4M (6) 7670000 $7.7M (26) 160962744 $161.0M (25)
Avg. Age 27.33333333333327.3 (17) 24.33333333333324.3 (25) 25.14285714285725.1 (17) 2626.0 (13) 25.18181818181825.2 (30) 2626.0 (15) 26.626.6 (5) 25.425.4 (19) 3232.0 (6) 25.95454545454526.0 (12)

 

San Francisco 49ers
Top 51 Cap Space: $35,570,900 | Draft Picks: 9 | Potential Draft Needs: ILB, CB, OG
Imagine this: The 49ers have the most cap dollars allocated QB, & RB/FB in all of football, leading them to the 2nd most active roster dollars in the league. Garoppolo's $37M cap figure is nearly $10M more than any other team's combined QB depth. Reuben Foster's legal troubles makes the center of the defense a top need this week, while a young stud CB should also be in the mix.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 77 99 44 1212 77 1414 1313 44 7373
Cap Hits 38281965 $38.3M (1) 18034012 $18.0M (1) 21134905 $21.1M (17) 4414571 $4.4M (26) 39753802 $39.8M (6) 20261209 $20.3M (22) 22633933 $22.6M (14) 24460350 $24.5M (23) 9567100 $9.6M (16) 193758297 $193.8M (2)
% of Cap 23.656907539671 23.7% (1) 11.144384946105 11.1% (1) 13.060627724954 13.1% (17) 2.7280495652278 2.7% (26) 24.566451023724 24.6% (6) 12.520714335196 12.5% (22) 13.986974290377 14.0% (14) 15.115635739649 15.1% (23) 5.9121312117283 5.9% (16) -
Total AAV 28907162 $28.9M (2) 15909013 $15.9M (2) 21326574 $21.3M (18) 4334572 $4.3M (27) 36255612 $36.3M (12) 20073667 $20.1M (22) 24124948 $24.1M (10) 26264751 $26.3M (20) 8857100 $8.9M (21) 181624849 $181.6M (11)
Avg. Age 24.33333333333324.3 (31) 24.42857142857124.4 (22) 25.22222222222225.2 (15) 2525.0 (24) 26.2526.3 (10) 24.42857142857124.4 (32) 25.85714285714325.9 (12) 25.23076923076925.2 (21) 29.529.5 (12) 25.54794520547925.5 (25)

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Top 51 Cap Space: $9,396,826 | Draft Picks: 7 | Potential Draft Needs: OL, RB, DB
The Bucs boast the most cap dollars to WRs in all of football, by more than $7M. Toss in #2 spending to their DL, & Top 10 spending to their special teams, and Tampa Bay currently holds the 3rd most active roster cap in the NFL.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 44 88 44 1414 1212 1010 1111 33 6969
Cap Hits 12741315 $12.7M (23) 3340000 $3.3M (29) 35246541 $35.2M (1) 10713170 $10.7M (11) 33633942 $33.6M (14) 50859047 $50.9M (2) 16012330 $16.0M (25) 22111332 $22.1M (26) 12960000 $13.0M (8) 191137677 $191.1M (3)
% of Cap 7.8736844069741 7.9% (23) 2.0640024926229 2.1% (29) 21.781122299501 21.8% (1) 6.6203621508661 6.6% (11) 20.784592851717 20.8% (14) 31.429101730666 31.4% (2) 9.8950565966169 9.9% (25) 13.664025258447 13.7% (26) 8.0088240432313 8.0% (8) -
Total AAV 10762819 $10.8M (26) 3480000 $3.5M (27) 33696708 $33.7M (1) 10630322 $10.6M (11) 30439742 $30.4M (19) 57605192 $57.6M (2) 15924580 $15.9M (28) 21077279 $21.1M (28) 14350000 $14.4M (6) 190791642 $190.8M (3)
Avg. Age 2929.0 (11) 25.7525.8 (6) 24.7524.8 (25) 24.2524.3 (30) 26.14285714285726.1 (16) 26.58333333333326.6 (3) 24.724.7 (28) 25.72727272727325.7 (12) 2828.0 (20) 25.82352941176525.8 (15)

 

Tennessee Titans
Top 51 Cap Space: $36,930,739 | Draft Picks: 6 | Potential Draft Needs: EDGE, OG, ILB
The Titans are getting great value from almost all offensive positions, but rookie deals are expiring for many, if not most. Tennessee will do well to backfill their young OL talent, while focusing first on an EDGE rusher, the most prominent team need by far.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 44 44 77 55 1111 88 1010 1212 33 6464
Cap Hits 10739446 $10.7M (25) 6897389 $6.9M (18) 14947581 $14.9M (24) 11206406 $11.2M (10) 31904561 $31.9M (17) 28102577 $28.1M (13) 29996087 $30.0M (3) 32666812 $32.7M (12) 15436000 $15.4M (4) 174178859 $174.2M (15)
% of Cap 6.6365997944278 6.6% (25) 4.2623437390987 4.3% (18) 9.2370791744559 9.2% (24) 6.9251646459114 6.9% (10) 19.715896236539 19.7% (17) 17.366403885367 17.4% (13) 18.536526448184 18.5% (3) 20.186940537139 20.2% (12) 9.5389049329721 9.5% (4) -
Total AAV 9058494 $9.1M (27) 7468232 $7.5M (18) 14957646 $15.0M (26) 10589072 $10.6M (12) 25335170 $25.3M (27) 29955557 $30.0M (11) 25868007 $25.9M (8) 38083815 $38.1M (7) 16300000 $16.3M (3) 169465993 $169.5M (19)
Avg. Age 26.526.5 (21) 24.7524.8 (16) 24.57142857142924.6 (27) 27.627.6 (6) 26.09090909090926.1 (17) 26.12526.1 (12) 27.327.3 (1) 2525.0 (25) 30.33333333333330.3 (10) 26.17187526.2 (8)

 

Washington Redskins
Top 51 Cap Space: $16,862,852 | Draft Picks: 8 | Potential Draft Needs: OG, RB, DL
The Redskins cap is heavily weighted to the defensive side of the ball, leaving the offense to be the main focus early in this draft - notably at the RB & OL positions. Though run defense is as big a need as any heading into the weekend.
  QB RB/FB WR TE OL DL LB DB ST TOTAL
Players 33 99 66 44 1515 1313 1010 1111 33 7474
Cap Hits 22630000 $22.6M (16) 7774582 $7.8M (14) 10689217 $10.7M (31) 16581208 $16.6M (2) 36011808 $36.0M (9) 19130083 $19.1M (24) 24165239 $24.2M (11) 30399508 $30.4M (13) 8433570 $8.4M (22) 171598430 $171.6M (16)
% of Cap 13.984543834747 14.0% (16) 4.8044181518267 4.8% (14) 6.6055600395769 6.6% (31) 10.246603186437 10.2% (2) 22.254030381993 22.3% (9) 11.8217182623 11.8% (24) 14.9332675242 14.9% (11) 18.785826433087 18.8% (13) 5.2116495514101 5.2% (22) -
Total AAV 27130000 $27.1M (5) 8230733 $8.2M (13) 13238817 $13.2M (28) 15544126 $15.5M (4) 35463274 $35.5M (14) 20045511 $20.0M (23) 28241584 $28.2M (3) 30089808 $30.1M (13) 10200666 $10.2M (15) 183084186 $183.1M (8)
Avg. Age 29.66666666666729.7 (6) 24.66666666666724.7 (20) 25.16666666666725.2 (16) 2828.0 (3) 26.426.4 (8) 26.30769230769226.3 (9) 26.326.3 (7) 25.54545454545525.5 (14) 28.33333333333328.3 (17) 26.20547945205526.2 (7)