Under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, the negotiations for draft pick has become much less stressful as there is much less negotiation that goes on due to the current structure. The Carolina Panthers drafted five players during the NFL Draft and announced on Monday that they had signed cornerback James Bradberry and tight end Beau Sandland.
The Panthers traded up in the second round to select Bradberry, who played his college football at Samford but has all the physical tools to be a successful cornerback in the NFL. Sandland was drafted by in the seventh round, one pick before Mr. Irreveland, and finished his career at Montana State after transferring from the University of Miami.
The team did have the least amount of money to work with and had the smallest rookie cap of all the NFL teams. This is determined under the CBA by the positions a team drafted and the number of players selected. The Panthers were tied for the fewest players selected during the NFL Draft with only five. Spotrac projected that Bradberry would sign a contract valued at $3,960,836 while Sandland would be expected to earn $2,399,326.