FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Now that the New England Patriots have drafted 11 players, the next step in the process is signing them all to contracts. That shouldn't be too difficult based on the slotting of contracts, but it's still notable for those who track the team's salary cap and cash commitments.
Along those lines, the Patriots have been given a rookie pool allotment of $6.639 million to sign their 11 picks, which is the 11th highest total among NFL teams.
The following is the breakdown of Patriots draft picks and their year-1 rookie allocation:
DT Malcom Brown -- $1.384 million
S Jordan Richards -- $674,827
DE/OLB Geneo Grissom -- $580,487
DE Trey Flowers -- $574,733
G Tre Jackson -- $565,935
C/G Shaq Mason -- $545,881
LS Joe Cardona -- $482,383
LB Matt Wells -- $470,973
TE AJ Derby -- $463,013
CB Darryl Roberts -- $448,556
DE/OLB Xzavier Dickson -- 448,196
Meanwhile, we've learned some more details about the contract agreements that the Patriots have reached with California wide receiver Chris Harper and Michigan quarterback-turned-wide-receiver Devin Gardner, both undrafted free agents.
Harper received $20,000 in guarantees ($15,000 signing bonus), while Gardner landed $15,000 guaranteed ($5,000 in signing bonus).