2013 Rookie Pool Estimates
     


Updated April 26-The following are my estimates for the current costs of the rookie pools for each NFL team. These estimates are based on the assumption that the salary cap will not rise by enough to create a material impact on the NFL rookie pool and that the league will continue to institutue a salary freeze on signing bonus money, rather than reducing it which seems to be their right under the current CBA. The chart is current through trades made in round 3

The chart gives three categories to view. The Year One Pool is the cap allocation given to the team in 2013. Signing bonus allocations are the immediate cash that a team will likely need to use to sign their rookies. The total cap estimate is what it will cost the team in cap dollars to keep the players for four years not including the "proven performance escalator" that is available for rookies selected in rounds 3-7. Clicking on each team should take you to their individual cap page for pick by pick and yearly cap breakdowns. If you have any questions about the methodology used feel free to email me.

TeamYear One PoolSigning Bonus
Allocation
Total Cap
Estimate
Dolphins$7,839,988$16,779,952$41,829,532
Jaguars$7,693,548$17,814,192$41,557,519
Lions$7,547,768$15,611,072$40,702,839
Chiefs$7,415,574$16,702,296$39,771,250
Eagles$7,408,443$16,673,772$39,933,310
Jets$6,916,581$16,326,324$37,412,837
Vikings$6,849,791$12,819,164$36,940,190
Cardinals$6,791,560$12,586,240$36,226,174
49ers$6,751,738$9,186,952$36,095,847
Raiders$6,405,868$9,423,472$34,286,713
Bengals$6,322,699$9,090,796$33,756,374
Packers$6,131,324$6,705,296$32,415,029
Rams$6,118,617$13,134,468$32,694,296
Titans$6,115,748$11,502,992$32,600,486
Bills$5,666,841$9,707,364$30,379,263
Steelers$5,645,619$8,002,476$29,890,506
Ravens$5,517,713$5,870,852$29,228,234
Texans$5,316,215$6,684,860$28,114,868
Seahawks$5,126,349$2,685,396$26,825,696
Chargers$4,877,795$9,791,180$26,331,619
Browns$4,816,551$11,166,204$26,014,480
Falcons$4,788,685$6,194,740$25,549,510
Giants$4,604,779$7,079,116$24,559,553
Cowboys$4,525,146$6,760,584$24,144,848
Broncos$4,300,731$5,862,924$22,930,491
Colts$4,206,578$5,486,312$22,279,874
Bears$4,032,730$6,410,920$21,629,580
Panthers$3,991,540$7,866,160$21,468,387
Patriots$3,750,922$3,663,688$19,714,425
Saints$3,704,773$6,719,092$19,692,032
Redskins$3,500,346$2,661,384$18,351,630
Buccaneers$3,338,673$3,634,692$17,418,689