With Bud Dupree signing his four-year rookie contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, we have a rough estimate developing on what the eventual contract will be for the Bengals first-rounder, Cedric Ogbuehi.
|20||Nelson Agholor||Eagles||$9.377 million||$5.1 million||$8.8 million|
|22||Bud Dupree||Steelers||$9.2 million||$4.9 million||$8.652 million|
Would it be shocking if the deal was, you know, in between the numbers listed above? Let's assume that the deal will be approximately $9.3 million with a $5 million signing bonus and $8.7 million guaranteed -- there's a bit of plus or minus in play with these numbers.
We pointed out earlier this week that Overthecap.com had originally projected $8.5 million with $7.65 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $4.4 million. However, it's noticeable that their projections based on the contracts that were actually signed are significantly different. OTC projected that Jameis Winston would sign a four-year deal worth $22,355,498 (fully guaranteed) with a $14,518,544 signing bonus. Winston actually signed a contract worth $25,351,277 million (only $25,349,948 guaranteed) with a $16,697,292 signing bonus.
Wide receiver Amari Cooper signed a four-year deal worth $22,663,116 with all of it guaranteed and a signing bonus of $14,742,266, projections on the overall value and signing bonus he would receive were off by $2 million.
On the other hand, Ogbuehi won't be cashing in on a loss-of-value insurance claim after suffering an ACL injury during last year's Liberty Bowl. Being a first-round draft pick tends to do negate the need for insurance of that variety.