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Tracking rookie contracts for Alabama players in first round of NFL Draft

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After watching players taken in the first round, it is time to look at the money.

The University of Alabama tied the 2004 Miami Hurricanes for the most first-round picks (six) by any team in the common era of the NFL Draft.

Nick Saban placed four athletes — Jaylen Waddle, Patrick Surtain II, DeVonta Smith, and Mac Jones — in the top-15, and Alex Leatherwood was in the top-20.

Najee Harris was the sixth Crimson Tide prospect selected at No. 24 overall.

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According to Spotrac, a website that dives into the contracts of pro athletes, projections have been made for each rookie on how much they will receive for being a first-rounder.

The projected contracts for the Alabama players are listed below.

Jaylen Waddle

-Position: Wide receiver

-Pick selection: No. 6 overall

-Team: Miami Dolphins

-Contract details: 4 years, $27 million (fully guaranteed, 5th-year option)

-Signing Bonus: $17 million

-2021 cap: $4.9 million

Patrick Surtain II

-Position: Cornerback

-Pick selection: No. 9 overall

-Team: Denver Broncos

-Contract details: 4 years, $21 million (fully guaranteed, 5th-year option)

-Signing Bonus: $12.6 million

-2021 cap: $3.8 million

DeVonta Smith

-Position: Wide receiver

-Pick selection: No. 10 overall

-Team: Philadelphia Eagles

-Contract details: 4 years, $20.1 million (fully guaranteed, 5th-year option)

-Signing Bonus: $12 million

-2021 cap: $3.6 million

Mac Jones

-Position: Quarterback

-Pick selection: No. 15 overall

-Team: New England Patriots

-Contract details: 4 years, $15.5 million (fully guaranteed, 5th-year option)

-Signing Bonus: $8.6 million

-2021 cap: $2.8 million

Alex Leatherwood

-Position: Offensive Tackle

-Pick selection: No. 17 overall

-Team: Las Vegas Raiders

-Contract details: 4 years, $14.3 million (fully guaranteed, 5th-year option)

-Signing Bonus: $7.8 million

-2021 cap: $2.6 million

Najee Harris

-Position: Running Back

-Pick selection: No. 24 overall

-Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

-Contract details: 4 years, $13 million (5th-year option)

-Signing Bonus: $6.8 million

-2021 cap: $2.4 million

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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