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49ers draft picks: An early look at expected contracts for 2015 draft class

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The San Francisco 49ers have ten rookies to sign in the coming days and weeks. We have some projections for their contracts.

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The San Francisco 49ers added ten players to the roster in the 2015 NFL Draft, and they are likely to start signing their contracts in the week leading up to the team's rookie minicamp next week. You may have seen reports of numerous rookies signing their contracts this week. 26 of the 32 NFL teams kick off their rookie minicamp today, which means they have their rookies in town to sign contracts. I suspect next week start hearing reports of signed rookie contracts next week.

The rookie deals are fairly general, with the rookie wage scale setting up easily structured contracts. The only things up for discussion are base salary guarantees and offsets if the player is released and signs elsewhere. Otherwise, the deals are pretty easy to wrap up.

With that in mind, I spoke with Jason Fitzgerald from Over The Cap to get a better idea of some of the details for the 49ers rookie contracts. Some have more guarantees than others, some have workout bonuses, and others have little of anything. All ten rookies will sign four year deals, while the undrafted free agents are required to sign three year deals. The draft picks can re-negotiate their contract after three years, while UDFAs can re-negotiate after two years.

Here are expected numbers for the 49ers draft picks.

First Round Pick - DL Arik Armstead, Oregon

Total value: $9,842,528 (numbers below add up to $9,905,528)
Signing bonus: $5,418,276 signing bonus

Base salaries

2015: $435,000
2016: $882,292
2017: $1,392,784
2018: $1,777,176

The deal is expected to be fully guaranteed. Armstead will be eligible for a 5th-year option, which the 49ers have to decide on exercising before the start of the 2018 season.

Second Round Pick - SS Jaquiski Tartt, Samford

Signing bonus: $1,923,284
Workout bonuses: 2016 - $50,000; 2017-2018 - $100,000 each year

Base salaries

2015: $435,000
2016: $613,955
2017: $792,910
2018: $1,021,885

I was also told that Tartt should get both his 2015 and 2016 base salaries guaranteed at signing.

Third Round Pick - OLB Eli Harold, Virginia

From what I was told, and this is one that Jason was not quite as certain on.

Signing bonus: $687,373
Workout bonuses: 2016 - $20,000; 2017 - $40,000; 2018 - $60,000

Base salaries

2015: $435,000
2016: $525,000
2017: $615,000
2018: $705,000

Fourth Round Picks - TE Blake Bell, Oklahoma, RB Mike Davis, South Carolina, and WR DeAndre Smelter, Georgia Tech

Base salaries will be the same for all three (league minimum):

2015: $435,000
2016: $525,000
2017: $615,000
2018: $705,000

Their signing bonuses slot in based on draft order.

Bell: $505,132
Davis: $468,780
Smelter: $345,691

Fifth Round Pick - P Bradley Pinion, Clemson

Signing bonus: $194,200

Base salaries

2015: $435,000
2016: $525,000
2017: $615,000
2018: $705,000

Sixth Round Pick - OL Ian Silberman, Boston College

Signing bonus: $121,676

Base salaries

2015: $435,000
2016: $525,000
2017: $615,000
2018: $705,000

Seventh Round Picks - OL Trenton Brown, Florida; TE Busta Anderson, South Carolina.

Base salaries will be the same for both (league minimum):

2015: $435,000
2016: $525,000
2017: $615,000
2018: $705,000

Their signing bonuses slot in based on draft order.

Brown: $54,732
Anderson: $52,764

Based on all these deals, the 49ers draft class will be looking at somewhere in the neighborhood of $35,559,910 in total potential salary, with $9,781,928 of that being signing bonus money. The total dollars for each year are as follows:

2015 - $6,795,482
2016 - $8,191,729
2017 - $9,558,176
2018 - $10,984,523

As always you can follow me on Twitter, @Jay_AB81, and check out all my articles, and salary cap tables here, at Niners Nation.