Contracts for first-round picks in 2010 vs. 2018

A glance at contracts given to the top 5 draft picks in 2010, the year before a rookie salary scale was put into place, as compared to 2018. Note that all money for first-round picks in 2018 is guaranteed.

2010

1. Sam Bradford (Rams) 6 years, $78 million ($50 million guaranteed)

2. Ndamukong Suh (Lions) 5 years, $68 million ($40 million guaranteed)

3. Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) 5 years, $63 million ($35 million guaranteed)

4. Trent Williams (Redskins) 6 years, $60 million ($36.75 million guaranteed)

5. Eric Berry (Chiefs) 6 years, $60 million ($34 million guaranteed)

Minimum salary for rookies – $320,000

2018

1. Baker Mayfield (Browns) 4 years, $32.5 million

2. Saquon Barkley (Giants) 4 years, $31.1 million

3. Sam Darnold (Jets) 4 years, $30.2 million

4. Denzel Ward (Browns) 4 years, $29.1 million

5. Bradley Chubb (Broncos) 4 years, $27.2 million

Minimum salary for rookies – $480,000