PFW's Round 1 pick tracker — has your team locked up its top NFL Draft selection yet?

It's never been less complicated to sign rookies. Still there will be contentiousness.

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Last year, Roquan Smith, the eighth overall selection to the Chicago Bears, was the last first-rounder to sign, ending his 30-day holdout on Aug. 14 over financial protections from potential suspensions stemming from the NFL's new lowering-the-helmet rule.

Two years earlier, Los Angeles Chargers top pick Joey Bosa — selected No. 3 overall — held out until 13 days prior to Week 1 in a stalemate that revolved around offset language.

Will there be a lengthy holdout this year? The best way to find out is following along with PFW's 2019 first-round contract tracker, which will be updated as each of the 32 rookies sign, with approximate contract parameters and our analysis of what to expect from their maiden NFL voyages.

1. QB Kyler Murray (signed by Arizona Cardinals on May 9)

Murray gets better-than-baseball money initially, to be sure: His $35.1 million fully guaranteed likely would have taken years to earn on the diamond. Of course, with Murray's billing as the first overall pick comes the weight of great expectations that must be met a whole lot quicker than if he were playing baseball.

And we think, barring health, Murray just might begin meeting them soon, too. If he can avoid the trainer's room the way Lincoln Riley says he did in Norman despite a lot more level playing field, where the competition still might not be as fast and dynamic as Murray is but increases significantly, he's in an excellent spot in Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid to make a Baker Mayfield-esque rookie introduction.

The Cardinals O-line has enough talent if its members play to it, and with David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk joined by rookies Hakeem Butler, Caleb Wilson and Andy Isabella, the ingredients to cook up an explosive attack abound. Murray might be a better fantasy quarterback than he is in reality out of the gate, but one thing is certain: It's going to be a ton of fun to watch regardless.

Last year's No. 1 overall pick, Mayfield signed a four-year, fully-guaranteed contract worth $32.6 million, according to spotrac.

7. OLB Josh Allen (signed by Jacksonville Jaguars on May 23)

Allen inked Thursday his rookie contract reportedly worth a guaranteed $22.7 million, officially making him Jacksonville's biggest offseason investment after Nick Foles. In comparing the risk of the two deals, even if one is for a Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback, we'd probably side with Allen. That speaks to his remarkable improvements over the past year that wouldn't have been possible without impeccable football character — a departure, we'll add, from recent first-rounders, such as Leonard Fournette and Dante Fowler.

This isn't meant to slam either of those two, and especially not Foles, but rather praise the value Jacksonville seemingly received in the versatile Allen. He'll be asked mostly out of the gate to rush the passer, but his speed and length also in time could become key assets helping him become a mismatch elixir in space. Allen has not only a really high ceiling but a high floor with his physical and mental makeup, making him basically the perfect pick and a great fit for the combustible Jaguars.

8. TE T.J. Hockenson (signed by Detroit Lions on May 9)

Detroit finally has its mismatch weapon and mauler in the run game to deploy from the TE position. Now it's up to Matt Patricia, Matt Stafford and new OC Darrell Bevell to get their money's worth — an estimated $19.8 million! — from the exceptional talent out of Iowa City.

The hope has to be that Hockenson's rounded game is more effectively utilized than, say, Jimmy Graham's in his Seahawks tenure by Bevell, who parlayed Graham's red zone prowess into a lot more production than his RAC and seam-piercing ability. Hockenson has the ability to buck the typical rookie learning curve at the position, but he enters a division with a lot of plus TE-neutralizing personnel in Chicago's Roquan Smith and Eddie Jackson, Minnesota's Eric Kendricks and Harrison Smith and Green Bay's new S tandem of Adrian Amos and first-rounder Darnell Savage.

Last year's No. 8 overall pick, Smith signed a four-year, fully-guaranteed contract worth $18.7 million.

9. DT Ed Oliver (signed by Buffalo Bills on May 9)

Sometimes in the draft, fit and value are in beautiful harmony, and this is one of those instances. Oliver's best position — three-technique — happens to be the same one in Sean McDermott's 'D' that vaulted Kawann Short to an All Rookie and two-time Pro Bowler in Carolina and was just vacated by franchise legend Kyle Williams' retirement. With all due respect to Williams — who did everything the right way during his vastly underrated 13-year career — Oliver is an entirely different animal, a perennial All-Pro talent who just might reach that billing if he becomes the type of pro that Williams was.

Paired with the powerful Jordan Phillips in the middle of Buffalo's talented 'D,' Oliver will be in a position to wreak serious havoc on the young quarterbacks of the AFC East, if not the GOAT in Tom Brady, who's rarely felled but can be bothered by interior pressure. Unlike his Houston coaches, Oliver should be in excellent hands to have his talents maximized by McDermott and Co.

Oliver's four-year, fully-guaranteed contract is worth $19.6 million.

10. LB Devin Bush (signed by Pittsburgh Steelers on May 12)

Looking for a strong Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate? Few arrive in a better situation, in a more popular market than Bush, whose speed, strength and hair-on-fire playing style makes him the ideal Ryan Shazier replacement Pittsburgh has so desperately missed for the past year and a half. After signing his fully guaranteed $18.8 million deal, the Alpha Bush should quickly command the respect of his teammates and ascend to a leader on the Steelers defense. That's the type of rookie impact Kevin Colbert almost assurely envisioned in making his first trade up for a defender in Round 1 since the Steelers found another game-changing talent in Troy Polamalu.

11. OT Jonah Williams (signed by Cincinnati Bengals on May 16)

There are very few sure things in life, much less in the Cincinnati Bengals organization at the moment. Yet after officially signing his four-year, $17.5 million fully guaranteed rookie contract Thursday, Williams feels like one of them. Are we sure that he'll become a perennial Pro Bowler? Well, no. But we feel sure in saying he'll be a winning NFL left tackle, a position that's been strangely questioned with Williams despite his excellence there for two years at Alabama against the top collegiate competition in the world.

Inferior players with shorter arms have carved out great NFL careers on the blind side. Putting Williams there from Day 1, in turn kicking Cordy Glenn across to the right side, should solve two problems for the Bengals, who secured one of the top values in the draft in Williams. It's a shame that seemingly emboldened them to reach by a number of rounds with their next pick on TE Drew Sample, but we digress. It's make-or-break time for Andy Dalton, and whether he makes it, he's already caught one big break with Williams now in front of him.

12. DL Rashan Gary (signed by Green Bay Packers on May 3)

One of the draft's more athletic — and polarizing — prospects, Gary's rookie season will be fascinating to monitor for a couple reasons. For starters, it's not entirely clear at what position he'll begin his career after lining up often on the edge at Michigan but perhaps profiling in the NFL as a classic three-technique. With Green Bay's free-agent signees Za'Darius Smith and Preston Smith, along with holdover Kyler Fackrell, fairly established on the flanks and a pair of incumbent studs up front in Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark, will Gary carve out a full-time rookie role? It seems unlikely.

Secondly, Gary enters the NFL with a torn right shoulder labrum, an injury he protected at his first set of minicamp practices with a brace. How the ailment — which many have played through but not necessarily without impediment — impacts a player whose production was highly scrutinized in the pre-draft process remains to be seen. Gary should bring a lot of versatility and upside to Mike Pettine's 'D,' but his rookie impact is tough to project.

Last year's 12th overall pick, Miami Dolphins DT Vita Vea, signed a four-year, fully-guaranteed contract worth $14.8 million, according to spotrac.

 

13. DT Christian Wilkins (signed by Miami Dolphins on May 9)

Miami locked up its first-rounder Wilkins to a rookie contract reportedly worth $15.4 million and extended Xavien Howard to the richest CB contract in NFL history, but how was your Thursday? Seriously, though, along with Minkah Fitzpatrick and his secondary mate Howard, Wilkins becomes the third foundational piece of Brian Flores' defense. I might be higher on him than most, but it says here Wilkins will become not only an elite run stuffer but also an extremely dangerous interior disruptor in time.

15. QB Dwayne Haskins (signed by Washington on May 9)

PFW's top-rated quarterback falling into Washington's lap at No. 15 could turn into the biggest heist of the draft. Haskins has all the tools needed to ascend to the face of the franchise the organization has sought for years. Our guess is he starts in Week 1 because he's easily the most talented quarterback on the depth chart and Jay Gruden doesn't have time to let his best option wait in the wings. We don't love the pass-catching corps, but if healthy, Washington has the O-line to keep a pocket passer like Haskins upright as a rookie and his weaponry might improve immensely in time as rookies Terry McLaurin and Kelvin Harmon find their footing.

Last year's 15th overall pick, Oakland Raiders OT Kolton MIller, signed a four-year fully-guaranteed contract worth $13.4 million.

18. OL Garrett Bradbury (signed by Minnesota Vikings on May 14)

Center or left guard? With Bradbury now signed to a four-year, fully guaranteed contract totaling approximately $13.5 million, that's the next big question for Minnesota to answer regarding its athletic new blocker. Bradbury has starting experience at both, albeit none at guard over the past two years, so the Vikings have options. But it'll be interesting to see how new assistant head coach Gary Kubiak views incumbent starting C Pat Elflein, and where he, OC Kevin Stefanski and HC Mike Zimmer elect to plug and play their most talented O-lineman.

The bottom line is this: Minnesota was brutalized up front routinely last season, and with Bradbury joining vet signee Josh Kline, Kirk Cousins will have at least two new interior starters protecting him. That's encouraging, but it doesn't figure to be a set-it-and-forget-it proposition. How the Vikes line up in a division with three monster nose guards — Damon Harrison, Eddie Goldman and Kenny Clark — and an additional host of talented interior rushers, such as Akiem Hicks and rookie Rashan Gary, is unlikely to be decided without plenty of tinkering this summer.

21. S Darnell Savage (signed by Green Bay Packers on May 3)

The Packers paid a pretty penny to move up nine spots and nab their own version of Chicago Bears All Pro Eddie Jackson to pair with his former running mate, Adrian Amos. But the fit appears tremendous, as Savage is a stat-sheet stuffer with exceptional speed and versatility — a lot more Jackson than Amos stylistically — who will offer Pettine outstanding flexibility at a turnstile position of late.

Last year's 21st overall pick, Bengals C Billy Price, signed a four-year contract including $9.1 million guaranteed with a maximum value of $11.7 million.

22. OT Andre Dillard (signed by Philadelphia Eagles on May 9)

Barring injury, arguably no first-rounder will face less pressure to make an early impact than Dillard, whom the Eagles traded up for to groom as the heir apparent to future Hall of Famer Jason Peters. Of course, Peters is 37, and though he returned last year from his ruptured Achilles to start 16 games, he was spelled more than usual — roughly 120 snaps or so — throughout his 15th season. It's possible, then, that some of Dillard's development could come when the bullets are flying, and with his advanced pass-pro ability, the Eagles can do so with an unusual amount of comfort.

Last year's No. 22 overall pick, Tennessee Titans LB Rashaan Evans, signed a four-year, fully guaranteed contract worth $11.5 million.

23. OT Tytus Howard (signed by Houston Texans on May 9)

If Dillard gets the biggest rookie grace period among first-rounders, perhaps no one — at least no offensive lineman — will be thrown into the fire quicker whether he's ready or not than Howard, the favorite to be Deshaun Watson's Week 1 blind-side protector. After signing his four-year deal, reportedly maxing out at $12.3 million ($7M signing bonus), the immensely talented but raw Howard is tasked with overcoming what figures to be an extremely steep learning curve as he makes the jump from Alabama State to protecting the old Alabama assassin in Watson. He's not ready yet, but at least Howard has superb natural traits to help him weather the storm.

31. OT Kaleb McGary (signed by Atlanta Falcons on May 9)

The ex-Washington Huskies right tackle should be a plug-and-play performer at the same spot, serving as Ryan Schraeder's replacement. His charge will be improving vs. wide speed, which he'll see plenty of in the NFC South from the New Orleans Saints' Marcus Davenport and fellow rookie Brian Burns of the Carolina Panthers, among others. McGary's arms are on the short side, but he has a long track record of overcoming far greater obstacles.

Last year's 31st overall selection, New England Patriots RB Sony Michel, signed a four-year contract including $8.3 million guaranteed with a maximum value of $9.6 million.

32. WR N'Keal Harry (signed by New England Patriots on May 14)

The first-ever first-round wideout selected by Bill Belichick's Patriots, Harry reportedly signed his four-year deal maxing out at a hair under $10.1 million Tuesday afternoon. Considering I highlighted him on Night 1 of the draft as my favorite first-round selection, I clearly hold a high opinion of how the former Sun Devil star will fit in Foxboro.

Harry's forte is out-working his opponent, and it's his combination of diligence and dynamic playmaking chops that has us believing he'll quickly endear himself to Belichick, Brady and Josh McDaniels. There's no question the Patriots will have a plan for Harry, who should fend off reclamation projects like Demaryius Thomas and Dontrelle Inman to earn a signficant rookie role.

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