How Jadeveon Clowney’s payday stacks up to recent No. 1 picks

June 9, 2014 

Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) participates in rookie mini-camp at Methodist Training Center.

TROY TAORMINA — USA TODAY Sports

Salaries for No. 1 draft picks dropped when the NFL instituted a new rookie wage scale with the CBA in 2011. The salaries for the past 10 No. 1 picks:

2014

JADEVEON CLOWNEY

DE, South Carolina, Houston Texans

Total contract: $22,272,998

Signing bonus: $14,518,544

Guaranteed: $22,272,998

2013

ERIC FISHER

T, Central Michigan,

Kansas City Chiefs

Total contract: $22,190,498

Signing bonus: $14,518,544

Guaranteed: $16,678,544

2012

ANDREW LUCK

QB, Stanford, Indianapolis Colts

Total contract: $22,107,998

Signing bonus: $14,518,544

Guaranteed: $22,107,998

2011

CAM NEWTON

QB, Auburn, Carolina Panthers

Total contract: $22,025,498

Signing bonus: $14,518,544

Guaranteed: $22,025,498

2010

SAM BRADFORD

QB, Oklahoma, St. Louis Rams

Total contract: $78,000,000

Signing bonus: $17,975,000

Guaranteed: $50,000,000

2009

MATTHEW STAFFORD

QB, Georgia, Detroit Lions

Total contract: $53,000,000

Signing bonus: $27,500,000

Guaranteed: $41,500,000

2008

JAKE LONG

T, Michigan, Miami Dolphins

Total contract: $34,000,000

Signing bonus: $5,000,000

Guaranteed: $12,000,000

2007

JaMARCUS RUSSELL

QB, LSU, Oakland Raiders

Total contract: $68,000,000

Signing bonus: --

Guaranteed: $32,000,000

2006

MARIO WILLIAMS

DE, N.C. State, Houston Texans

Total contract: $96,000,000

Signing bonus: $16,000,000

Guaranteed: $24,900,000

2005

ALEX SMITH

QB, Utah, San Francisco 49ers

Total contract: $25,250,000

Signing bonus: --

Guaranteed: $9,000,000

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