NFL Rookie Cap Numbers and Teams' Outlook

Based on information obtained through our network's sources, we've been able to compile this list of NFL Rookie Cap numbers for 2007. How does your team's situation look against the rest of the NFL? Check it out in this Scout.com feature...

TEAM ROOKIE CAP OUTLOOK
1.  $6.92 Million
In addition to their number one overall pick, they have a high second-rounder, three third-rounders, and a pair of fourth-rounders out of their 11 picks. They'll need ever penny of this pool.

1.(1) QB  JaMarcus Russell ... 2.(38) TE  Zach Miller ... 3.(65) DE Quentin Moses ... 3.(91)  OT Mario Henderson ... 3.(99)  WR Johnnie Lee Higgins ... 4.(100) RB Michael Bush ... 4.(110) CB John Bowie ... 5.(138) DE Jay Richardson ... 5.(165) S  Eric Frampton ... 6.(175) RB Oren O'Neal ... 7.(254)  WR Johnathan Holland
2.  $6.17 Million
Atlanta has 11 players to sign, but other than a pair of second-rounders and fourth-rounders, it's a bottom-loaded group with five picks from the last two rounds.

1.(8) DE Jamaal Anderson ... 2.(39)  OT Justin Blalock ... 2.(41) CB Chris Houston ... 3.(75) WR Laurent Robinson ... 4.(109) LB Stephen Nicholas ... 4.(133) TE Martrez Milner ... 6.(185) DT Trey Lewis ... 6.(194) CB David Irons ... 6.(198)  C  Doug Datish ... 6.(203)  S  Daren Stone ... 7.(244) RB Jason Snelling
3.  $6.10 Million
The Buccaneers have ten drafted players, but fortunately three of them are seventh-rounders. But they do have an extra second-rounder to sign, so that's going to cost them.

1.(4) DE Gaines Adams ... 2.(35)  OT Arron Sears ... 2.(64) S  Sabby Piscitelli ... 3.(68)  LB Quincy Black ... 4.(106) CB Tanard Jackson ... 5.(141) DE Greg Peterson ... 6.(182) LB Adam Hayward ... 7.(214) OT Chris Denman ... 7.(245) CB Marcus Hamilton ... 7.(246) RB Ken Darby, Alabama 
4.  $5.83 Million
Only eight to sign, but half of them were picked in the top two rounds! Detroit has some interesting negotiations ahead of them.

1.(2) WR Calvin Johnson ... 2.(43) QB Drew Stanton ... 2.(58) DE Ikaika Alama-Francis ... 2.(61) S  Gerald Alexander ... 4.(105) CB A.J. Davis ... 4.(117) OG Manuel Ramirez ... 5.(158) LB Johnny Baldwin ... 7.(255) CB Ramzee Robinson
5.  $5.67 Million
Lots of kudos to the Browns for the moves they made draft weekend, but now it's time to pay for them. Out of seven picks, two are first-rounders and they've got a second-rounder to reel in as well. But they should be able to make it work with this allotment.

1.(3) OT Joe Thomas ... 1.(22) QB Brady Quinn ... 2.(53)  CB Eric Wright ... 5.(140)  CB Brandon McDonald ... 6.(200)  DE Melila Purcell ... 7.(213)  DE Chase Pittman ... 7.(234)  WR Syndric Steptoe
6.  $5.42 Million
Nine draft picks, but a pair of first- and third-rounders and three fourth-rounders is going to make it interesting.

1.(11)  LB Patrick Willis ... 1.(28)  OT Joe Staley ... 3.(76)  WR Jason Hill ... 3.(97)  DE Ray McDonald ... 4.(104) DE Jay Moore ... 4.(126)  S Dashon Goldson ... 4.(135) DT Joe Cohen ... 5.(147) CB Tarell Brown ... 6.(186) RB Thomas Clayton
7.  $5.37 Million
Ten players to sign, including a pair of second-rounders, but having three in the last round will help. 

1.(9) WR Ted Ginn, Jr. ... 2.(40)  QB John Beck ... 2.(60) C   Samson Satele ... 3.(71)   RB Lorenzo Booker ... 4.(108) DT Paul Soliai ... 6.(181) FB Reagan Mauia ... 6.(199)  C  Drew Mormino ... 7.(219) LB Kelvin Smith ... 7.(225)  P  Brandon Fields ... 7.(238) DE Abraham Wright
8.  $4.92 Million
Eleven players to sign, but three fifth-rounders and three more in the seventh-round makes this very manageable.

1.(21) S Reggie Nelson ... 2.(48)  LB Justin Durant ... 3.(79)  WR Mike Walker ... 4.(101) P Adam Podlesh ... 4.(113) DE Brian Smith ... 5.(149) OG Uche Nwaneri ... 5.(150)  S Josh Gattis, Wake Forest ... 5.(166) DT Derek Landri ... 7.(229) WR John Broussard ... 7.(251) S Chad Nkang ... 7.(252)  OT Andrew Carnahan   
9.  $4.91 Million
Eleven players, but other than the extra third-rounder, the Packers are in good shape with five picks from the last two rounds.

1.(16) DT Justin Harrell ... 2.(63) RB  Brandon Jackson ... 3.(78)   WR James Jones ... 3.(89)  S Aaron Rouse ... 4.(119) OT Allen Barbre ... 5.(157) WR David Clowney ... 6.(191)  LB  Korey Hall ... 6.(192)  LB  Desmond Bishop ... 6.(193)  K Mason Crosby ... 7.(228)  RB Deshawn Wynn ... 7.(243)  TE Clark Harris
10.  $4.84 Million
Only eight to sign, including a pair of seventh-rounders, but they get some  wiggle room to sign Peterson, the 7th overall pick.

1.(7) RB Adrian Peterson ... 2.(44) WR Sidney Rice ... 3.(72) CB Marcus McCauley ... 4.(102)  DE Brian Robison ... 5.(146)  WR Aundrae Allison ... 6.(176)  LB Rufus Alexander ... 7.(217)  QB Tyler Thigpen ... 7.(233)  WR Chandler Williams
11.  $4.60 Million
Ten to sign but only the 11th highest pool? It's because eight of them are second-day players. And two of the sixth-rounders are practically seventh-round money.

1.(19) S Michael Griffin ... 2.(50)  RB Chris Henry ... 3.(80) WR Paul Williams ... 4.(115)  C Leroy Harris ... 4.(128) WR Chris Davis ... 5.(152) DT  Antonio Johnson ... 6.(188) WR Joel Filani ... 6.(204) DE Jacob Ford ... 6.(206) CB  Ryan Smith ... 7.(223) OT  Mike Otto
12.  $4.33 Million
Nine to sign, but five are fourth- or fifth-rounders. And two of their three top picks are late-round selections.

1.(32)  WR Anthony Gonzalez ... 2.(42)  OG Tony Ugoh ... 3.(95)  CB  Daymeion Hughes ... 4.(98)  DT Quinn Pitcock ... 4.(131)  S   Brannon Condren ... 4.(136) LB Clint Session ... 5.(169) WR Roy Hall ... 5.(173) CB Michael Coe ... 7.(242) DE Keyunta Dawson
13.  $4.26 Million
Eight players, including a pair of fourth-rounders and fifth-rounders make this number manageable.

1.(15)  LB Lawrence Timmons ... 2.(46)  DE LaMarr Woodley ... 3.(77) TE Matt Spaeth ... 4.(112)  P Daniel Sepulveda ... 4.(132) DE Ryan McBean ... 5.(156) OG Cameron Stephenson ... 5.(170) CB William Gay ... 7.(227) WR Dallas Baker
14.  $4.18 Million
Good-sized pool for five drafted players even with their picks being early in the rounds.



1.(5) OT Levi Brown ... 2.(33)  DT Alan Branch ... 3.(69)  LB Buster Davis ... 5.(142) WR Steve Breaston ... 7.(215) TE Ben Patrick
15.  $4.09 Million
Eight-player class that includes a pair of second-rounders, and their top pick over all being at No. 25 helps keep the cost down a bit.  

1.(25)  LB  Jon Beason ... 2.(45) WR Dwayne Jarrett ... 2.(59)    C  Ryan Kalil ... 3.(83)  DE  Charles Johnson ... 4.(118) WR Ryne Robinson ... 5.(155) TE Dante Rosario ... 5.(164) LB Tim Shaw ... 7.(226) CB C.J. Wilson
16.  $4.07 Million
At the middle of the pack in pool money, Buffalo has seven picks to sign with three of them from the last two rounds.

1.(12)  RB Marshawn Lynch ... 2.(34)  LB Paul Posluszny ... 3.(92)  QB Trent Edwards ... 4.(111) RB Dwayne Wright ... 6.(184)  S   John Wendling ... 7.(222) TE Derek Schouman ... 7.(239) DE C.J. Ah You, Oklahoma
17.  $4.04 Million
Nine picks to sign, but remember, the Bears picked late in most rounds, even though they had a pair of third-rounders.

1.(31)   TE Greg Olsen ... 2.(62)   DE Dan Bazuin ... 3.(93)   RB Garrett Wolfe ... 3.(94)   LB Michael Okwo ... 4.(130) OG Josh Beekman ... 5.(167)   S  Kevin Payne ... 5.(168)  CB Corey Graham ... 7.(221)  CB Trumaine McBride ... 7.(241)  OT Aaron Brant, Iowa St.
18.  $3.99 Million
After getting Carriker signed, it gets easier. Eight total picks, but a pair of fifh- and seventh-rounders helps keep the cost reasonable.

1.(13)  DE Adam Carriker ... 2.(52)  RB Brian Leonard ... 3.(84)  CB, Jonathan Wade ... 5.(139)  C  Dustin Fry ... 5.(154) DT Clifton Ryan ... 6.(190) OT Ken Shackleford ... 7.(248) DT Keith Jackson ... 7.(249) WR Derek Stanley, Wisconsin Whitewater
19.  $3.87 Million
Even though they have eight picks to sign, they were positioned just below the middle of the rounds and have their extra pick is a seventh-rounder. So around the middle of the pool should be fine.

1.(20)  CB Aaron Ross ... 2.(51)  WR Steve Smith ... 3.(81)  DT Jay Alford ... 4.(116) LB Zak DeOssie ... 5.(153) TE Kevin Boss ... 6.(189) OT Adam Koets ... 7.(224) S  Michael Johnson ... 7.(250) RB Ahmad Bradshaw
20.  $3.82 Million
The cost of the tenth-overall pick is offset a bit by no second-rounder and an extra fifth-rounder in it's place.

1.(10)  DT Amobi Okoye ... 3.(73)  WR Jacoby Jones ... 4.(123) WR Fred Bennett ... 5.(144)   S   Brandon Harrison ... 5.(163) OT Brandon Frye ... 6.(183) OG Kasey Studdard ... 7.(218) LB  Zach Diles
21.  $3.68 Million
A whopping nine players, but only one first-day pick in the bunch. The pool reflects it well.

1.(24)     S Brandon Meriweather ... 4.(127)  DT Kareem Brown ... 5.(171)  OT Clint Oldenburg ... 6.(180)  LB Justin Rogers ... 6.(202)  CB Mike Richardson ... 6.(208)  RB Justise Hairston ... 6.(209)  OT Corey Hilliard ... 7.(211)  LB Oscar Lua ... 7.(247)   C  Mike Elgin
22.  $3.54 Million
No second-rounder and four picks in the last two rounds makes this very manageable for an eight-man draft class.

1.(26)  DE Anthony Spencer ... 3.(67)  OT James Marten ... 4.(102) QB Isaiah Stanback ... 4.(122) OT Doug Free ... 6.(178)  K  Nick Folk ... 6.(195)  RB Deon Anderson ... 7.(212) CB Courtney Brown ... 7.(237) CB Alan Ball
23.  $3.52 Million
Good pool for seven picks considering only two are first-day picks and both of those are middle of the round guys.

1.(18)    CB Leon Hall ... 2.(49) RB Kenny Irons, Auburn  ... 4.(114)    S  Marvin White ... 5.(151)  QB Jeff Rowe ... 6.(187)  DT Matt Toeaina ... 7.(230)  OG Dan Santucci ... 7.(253)  S Nedu Ndukwe
24.  $3.43 Million
Seven picks including a pair of fifth-rounders. Picks in the first three rounds were in the lower half and two of the first three were linemen, so this should be workable.

1.(23)  WR Dwayne Bowe ... 2.(54)  DE  Turk McBride ... 3.(82)  DT  Tank Tyler ... 5.(148) RB  Kolby Smith ... 5.(160) DE  Justin Medlock ... 6.(196) OT  Herbert Taylor ... 7.(231) TE  Michael Allan
25.  $3.43 Million
The league must believe Landry is going to hold the Redskins hostage. A pretty nice pool for a five-pick class with all of them being fifth-rounders or later except Landry.

1.(6)       S  LaRon Landry ... 5.(143) LB Dallas Sartz ... 6.(179) LB H.B. Blades ... 6.(205) QB Jordan Palmer ... 7.(216) TE Tyler Ecker
26.  $3.37 Million
Seven players to sign with a pair of third- and fourth-rounders in the mix, no seventh-rounder.

1.(29)  OG Ben Grubbs ... 3.(74)  WR Yamon Figurs ... 3.(86)  OT Marshall Yanda ... 4.(134) LB Antwan Barnes ... 4.(137) FB Le'Ron McClain ... 5.(174) QB Troy Smith ... 6.(207) LB Prescott Burgess
27.  $3.37 Million
Seven players and a similar mix to Baltimore's with the pair of third-and fourth-rounders, but they have a seventh-round pick instead of a sixth.

1.(27)  WR Robert Meachem ... 3.(66)  DE Usama Young ... 3.(88)  OG Andy Alleman ... 4.(107) RB Antonio Pittman ... 4.(125) OT Jermon Bushrod ... 5.(145) CB David Jones ... 7.(220) LB Marvin Mitchell 
28.  $3.36 Million
Eight picks, but no first-round selection saves some bucks. Two picks in the second, third and fifth rounds keeps them right around what the Ravens and Saints got.

2.(36)   QB Kevin Kolb ... 2.(57)   DE Victor Abiamiri ... 3.(87)   LB Stewart Bradley ... 3.(90)   RB Tony Hunt ... 5.(159)   S  C.J. Gaddis ... 5.(162) TE Brent Celek ... 6.(201) CB Rashad Barksdale ... 7.(236) RB Nate Ilaoa
29.  $3.29 Million
Only six picks and both their first- and third-rounders were late selections in those rounds. They didn't have sixth-round pick this year.

1.(30)  WR  Craig Davis ... 2.(37)  S Eric Weddle ... 3.(96)   LB  Anthony Waters ... 4.(129) TE  Scott Chandler ... 5.(172) WR  Legedu Naanee ... 7.(240)  LB  Brandon Siler
30.  $3.01 Million
No first-rounder, a pair of fourth- and fifth-rounders combined with a lot of later selections within the rounds puts Seattle's number near the bottom even though they have eight draft picks.

2.(55)  CB Josh Wilson ... 3.(85)  DT Brandon Mebane ... 4.(120) DE, Baraka Atkins ... 4.(124) OG Mansfield Wrotto ... 5.(161) LB Will Herring ... 6.(197) WR Courtney Taylor ... 6.(210) WR Jordan Kent ... 7.(232) OT Steve Vallos
31.  $2.76 Million
Small class, but a mid-first rounder plus picks in the next three rounds keeps them from having the smallest pool in the league.



1.(17)  DE Jarvis Moss ... 2.(56)  DE Tim Crowder ... 3.(70)  OT Ryan Harris ... 4.(121) DT Marcus Thomas
32.  $2.65 Million
After Revis and Harris, it gets really easy for the Jets.





1.(14)   CB Darrelle Revis ... 2.(47)   LB David Harris ... 6.(177) OT Jacob Bender ... 7.(235) WR Chansi Stuckey
 

 


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