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49ers draft picks: Contracts, salaries for the rookies

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Time to break down the details of the 49ers various rookie contracts. This is a mix of what we've heard, and what we can project.

The 49ers announced on Friday that they have signed nine of their 11 draft picks. The only players yet to sign are offensive guard Joshua Garnett (first round) and cornerback Will Redmond (third round). Although the nine contracts were only recently signed, and two of the contracts are still to be completed, we have a pretty good idea of where things stand. Here is a look at each pick, along with some notable details that go beyond just the first four years worth of dollar figures.

First Round picks

The 49ers had two first round picks this year. They held the No. 7 pick, and traded up from the second round to acquire the No. 28 pick. Holding two first round picks means they will potentially have two decisions to make with regard to fifth-year options in 2019 (for the 2020 season).

DeForest Buckner's option year salary will be the top 10 salary for the position he plays his third season. The NFL separates between defensive end and defensive tackle. He will likely play a lot of 3-4 defensive end, but he will also move in to defensive tackle on passing downs. Given how much passing happens in the NFL, he could end up spending more time at defensive tackle than defensive end. We'll find out in three years.

Joshua Garnett's option year salary will be the average of the 3rd through 25th salaries for the position he plays. It involves the transition tender calculation. That normally applies to offensive linemen as a whole, but I believe it would be specific to guards for Garnett.

DT DeForest Buckner

Overall Value: $18,190,990
Signing Bonus: $11,429,812

2016
Base Salary: $450,000
Cap hit: $3,307,453

2017
Base Salary: $540,000
Roster Bonus: $736,863 (due in August)
Cap hit: $4,134,316

2018
Base Salary: $630,000
Roster Bonus: $1,473,726 (due in August)
Cap hit: $4,961,179

2019
Base Salary: $720,000
Roster Bonus: $2,210,589 (due in August)
Cap hit: $5,788,042

OG Joshua Garnett

Overall Value: $9,304,310
Signing Bonus: $4,966,772

2016
Base Salary: $450,000
Cap hit: $1,691,693

2017
Base Salary: $872,923
Cap hit: $2,114,616

2018
Base Salary: $1,195,846
Cap hit: $2,537,539

2019
Base Salary: $720,000
Other Bonuses: $998,769 (Split between roster bonus due in August, and a workout bonus)
Cap hit: $2,960,462

Third round picks

Please note that this is a tough round to estimate, as 3rd round picks don't always get minimum salaries every year, they may get a slight bump in the final year, or years 2-4, and they may receive a small workout bonus, similar to Eli Harold from a year ago, who has $15,000 workout bonuses in years 2-4.

Additionally, for third through seventh round picks, there is another way for players to earn a little extra money. In the four year of their rookie contract, they can earn extra money with the Proven Performance Escalator. It provides a base salary raised based on snap count over the first three seasons.

Here is a rundown of how the PPE works. The CBA states that an eligible player will qualify for the PPE in his fourth League year if:

(1) he participated in a minimum of 35% of his Club's offensive or defensive plays in any two of his previous three regular seasons; or

(2) he participated in a "cumulative average" of at least 35% of his Club's offensive or defensive plays over his previous three regular seasons. "Cumulative average" means the sum of the total number of offensive or defensive plays in which the player participated over the applicable seasons, divided by the sum of the Club's offensive or defensive plays during the same seasons. (By way of example, if a player participates in 600 of the Club's 1,000 offensive plays in his first season, 290 of the Club's 1,000 plays in his second season, and 310 of the Club's 1,000 plays in his third season for a total of 1,200 plays out of a possible 3,000, the cumulative average would equal 40%).

As far as the salary is concerned, the PPE shall equal the difference between (i) the amount of the Restricted Free Agent Qualifying Offer for a Right of First Refusal Only as set forth in, or as calculated in accordance with, Article 9 for the League Year in such player's fourth season and (ii) the player's year-four Rookie Salary (excluding signing bonus and amounts treated as signing bonus). The resulting amount shall be added to the stated amount of the player's year-four Paragraph 5 Salary.

CB Will Redmond

Overall Value: $3,212,568
Signing Bonus: $872,566

2016
Base Salary: $450,000
Cap hit: $668,142

2017
Base Salary: $540,000
Cap hit: $758,142

2018
Base Salary: $630,000
Cap hit: $848,142

2019
Base Salary: $720,000
Cap hit: $938,142

CB Rashard Robinson

Overall Value: $2,723,388
Signing Bonus: $383,388

2016
Base Salary: $450,000
Cap hit: $545,847

2017
Base Salary: $540,000
Cap hit: $635,847

2018
Base Salary: $630,000
Cap hit: $725,847

2019
Base Salary: $720,000
Cap hit: $815,847

DL Ronald Blair

Overall Value: $2,610,408
Signing Bonus: $270,408

2016
Base Salary: $450,000
Cap hit: $517,602

2017
Base Salary: $540,000
Cap hit: $607,602

2018
Base Salary: $630,000
Cap hit: $697,602

2019
Base Salary: $720,000
Cap hit: $787,602

OT John Theus

Overall Value: $2,597,612
Signing Bonus: $257,612

2016
Base Salary: $450,000
Cap hit: $514,403

2017
Base Salary: $540,000
Cap hit: $604,403

2018
Base Salary: $630,000
Cap hit: $694,403

2019
Base Salary: $720,000
Cap hit: $784,403

OT Fahn Cooper

Overall Value: $2,524,384
Signing Bonus: $184,384

2016
Base Salary: $450,000
Cap hit: $496,096

2017
Base Salary: $540,000
Cap hit: $586,096

2018
Base Salary: $630,000
Cap hit: $676,096

2019
Base Salary: $720,000
Cap hit: $766,096

QB Jeff Driskel

Overall Value: $2,452,540
Signing Bonus: $112,540

2016
Base Salary: $450,000
Cap hit: $478,135

2017
Base Salary: $540,000
Cap hit: $556,135

2018
Base Salary: $630,000
Cap hit: $658,135

2019
Base Salary: $720,000
Cap hit: $658,135

RB Kelvin Taylor

Overall Value: $2,440,356
Signing Bonus: $100,356

2016
Base Salary: $450,000
Cap hit: $475,089

2017
Base Salary: $540,000
Cap hit: $585,089

2018
Base Salary: $630,000
Cap hit: $655,089

2019
Base Salary: $720,000
Cap hit: $745,089

WR Aaron Burbridge

Overall Value: $2,440,356
Signing Bonus: $100,356

2016
Base Salary: $450,000
Cap hit: $475,089

2017
Base Salary: $540,000
Cap hit: $585,089

2018
Base Salary: $630,000
Cap hit: $655,089

2019
Base Salary: $720,000
Cap hit: $745,089

CB Prince Charles Iworah

Overall Value: $2,401,476
Signing Bonus: $61,476

2016
Base Salary: $450,000
Cap hit: $465,369

2017
Base Salary: $540,000
Cap hit: $555,369

2018
Base Salary: $630,000
Cap hit: $645,369

2019
Base Salary: $720,000
Cap hit: $735,369

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