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2019 NFL Draft & Projected Starters Facts & Figures

2019 NFL Draft & Projected Starters Facts & Figures

With NFL draft week upon us, a look at a few facts and figure surrounding the various elements leading up to the next team-building phase of the offseason. We'll take a look at draft statuses, and average salaries for the projected 2019 starters by position. Estimate rookie contracts for various upcoming draft slots, and more. Make sure to bookmark our NFL Draft Tracker to keep up with selections as they come in, and keep the conversation going @spotrac.

 

Notable Notes

  • The Giants have 12 picks, tied for most in the league with the Patriots. Four of NY's picks lie within the Top 100.
  • The Raiders have 3 first round picks, while the Packers, & Seahawks have two.
  • Quarterbacks drafted in the first round the past 5 years: 2018 (5), 2017 (3), 2016 (3), 2015 (2), 2014 (3)
  • Running Backs drafted in the first round the past 5 years: 2018 (3), 2017 (2), 2016 (1), 2015 (2), 2014 (0)
  • The 4 year contract for the #1 overall pick has increased from $25.3M in 2015, to a projected $34.9M in 2019.
  • A total of 21 WRs were drafted in the 1st or 2nd round in 2014 & 2015. Of them, only 5 remain with their drafted team
    Mike Evans (TB), DeVante Parker (MIA), Nelson Agholor (PHI), Marqise Lee (JAX), Davante Adams (GB). 9 were traded, 5 walked in free agency, & 2 were waived.
  • Assuming total contracts, the Packers, Cardinals, Raiders, & Giants will need to allocate more than $10M of 2019 salary cap to their upcoming draft class.
How the Current Projected Starters Got Here

A look at where the projected 2019 starters by position were originally drafted. UDFA signifies Undrafted Free Agent, while Supp refers to a Supplemental draft pick. The projected starter depth charts were pulled from the great OurLads.com

Pos.1234567UDFASupp.
QB 21 4 2 2   1 1 1  
RB 10 12 8 12 5 5 1 12  
FB       1 1 4 1 9  
WR 24 24 15 12 10 5 5 32 1
TE 9 9 11 9 6 5 3 12  
OC 6 6 5 3 3 5 1 4  
OG 14 8 14 4 4 2 4 12  
LT 18 6 1 2     3 2  
RT 9 6 2 3 3 1 2 7  
DT 13 11 11 3 4 2 2 8  
DE 25 10 8 7 3   3 6  
OLB 16 10 12 7 6 3 1 7  
ILB 9 10 5 6 7 3 1 7  
CB 25 12 5 5 5 1 2 7 1
S 16 14 10 4 3 5 2 10  
K       1 3 3 4 21  
P     1   6 4 3 17  
LS       1 1   2 26 1
%24%16%12%9%8%5%4%22%0.3%

 

Hi, Low, Average Salaries of Projected 2019 Starters

The current average salaries by position based on 2019 projected starters from Ourlads depth charts.

Pos.HiLowAvg
QB $35,000,000 $680,848 $15,421,856
LT $16,500,000 $746,605 $8,651,715
DE $21,000,000 $573,000 $7,519,908
DT $22,500,000 $525,000 $5,897,302
CB $15,000,000 $555,000 $5,848,206
OG $14,000,000 $560,000 $5,122,986
OC $11,125,000 $636,792 $5,111,001
RT $12,750,000 $561,667 $4,782,719
OLB $23,500,000 $570,000 $4,778,072
ILB $17,000,000 $571,667 $4,760,731
WR $18,000,000 $525,000 $4,665,615
S $14,000,000 $610,089 $4,047,497
TE $10,000,000 $563,867 $3,358,582
RB $13,375,000 $575,000 $2,826,422
K $4,971,000 $495,000 $2,394,218
P $3,962,500 $532,500 $1,634,239
LS $1,175,000 $540,000 $957,048
AVG:$5,163,419

 

Projected 2019 Rookie Contracts

A look at the projected 4 year contracts and subsequent average salaries for notable draft picks in 2019.View the full breakdown of draft picks, and projected contracts here: https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/draft/

Pick4-YR CONTRACTAVG. SALARY2019 CAP HIT
1 $34,912,834 $8,728,208 $6,347,788
5 $29,114,286 $7,278,571 $5,293,507
10 $18,749,378 $4,687,345 $3,408,978
15 $14,328,004 $3,582,001 $2,605,092
20 $12,515,941 $3,128,985 $2,275,626
30 $10,466,586 $2,616,647 $1,903,016
33 $7,650,500 $1,912,625 $1,391,000
65 $4,272,515 $1,068,129 $778,519
100 $3,399,480 $849,870 $685,379