NFL 1st rounders all signed, here’s their salaries

With the signings of Russell Okung and C.J. Spiller on Friday the entire first round class of 2010 NFL Draft picks are now signed and expected to be in camp.

Although Dez Bryant was the first of the picks to sign with the Dallas Cowboys, the ball really got rolling when first overall pick Sam Bradford signed with the St. Louis Rams to a record $50 million guaranteed.  Since then, a rapid flurry of signings has taken place including that of Ndamukong Suh on Tuesday.  Suh was widely believed to be the best available and was often believed to the Rams first choice in many mock drafts. 

The signing of Russell Okung by the Seattle Seahawks represents the first of what could be many first round signed draft picks under new coach and former USC Trojans coach Pete Carroll. Okung, an Oklahoma State product, was named Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year last season and will be expected to be a replacement to lineman Walter Jones who sat out the entire 2009 season due to injury. 

C.J. Spiller was believed to be the best available of running backs in the 2010 Draft and fell into top place during the draft when he was selected by the Buffalo Bills as the ninth overall pick.  Spiller represents the first pick of former Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets coach Chan Gailey. 

Buffalo has struggled mightily in the past few season on the offensive side of the ball.  The team often looked as if they needed a map, compass and a lot of luck to score.  The matter was further complicated when starting quarterback Trent Edwards was lost to injury. 

Spiller will be expected to take pressure off of the offense in Buffalo and will specifically be expected to provide variation to an offense that sometimes appeared one dimensional.  Before selecting Spiller, many believed Buffalo would opt for a quarterback and met several times with Jimmy Clausen, Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow. 

Listed below are the first round picks of the 2010 NFL Draft class along with the terms of the respective agreements.

1. St. Louis Rams – Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma – Signed (6-years, $78M/$86M max; $50M guaranteed)
2. Detroit Lions – Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska – Agreed to Terms (5-years, $68M max; $40M guaranteed)
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma – Signed (5-years, $63M max; $35M guaranteed)
4. Washington Redskins – Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma – Signed (6-years, $60M max; $36.75M guaranteed)
5. Kansas City Chiefs – Eric Berry, S, Tennessee – Signed (6-years, $60M; $34M guaranteed)
6. Seattle Seahawks – Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State – Agreed to Terms (6-years, $48.5/$58M max; ~$30M guaranteed)
7. Cleveland Browns – Joe Haden, CB, Florida – Signed (5-years, $50M max; $26M guaranteed)
8. Oakland Raiders – Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama – Signed (5-years, $30M/$40M max; $23M guaranteed)
9. Buffalo Bills – C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson – Signed (5-years, $25M/$37M max; $20.8M guaranteed)
10. Jacksonville Jaguars – Tyson Alualu, DT, Cal – Agreed to Terms (5-years, $28M; $17.5M guaranteed)
11. San Francisco 49ers– Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers – Signed (5-years, $26.5M; $15.954M guaranteed)
12. San Diego Chargers – Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State – Signed (5-years, $25.65M max; $15.083M guaranteed)
13. Philadelphia Eagles – Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan – Signed (5-years, financial terms undisclosed)
14. Seattle Seahawks – Earl Thomas, S, Texas – Signed (5-years, $21.1M; $12.32M guaranteed)
15. New York Giants – Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida – Signed (5-years, $20.05M; $11.629M guaranteed)
16. Tennessee Titans – Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech – Signed (5-years, financial terms undisclosed)
17. San Francisco 49ers – Mike Iupati, G/T, Idaho – Signed (5-years, $18.25M max; $10.8M guaranteed)
18. Pittsburgh Steelers – Maurkice Pouncey, C/G, Florida – Signed (5-years, financial terms undisclosed)
19. Atlanta Falcons – Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri – Signed (5-years, $17.54M max; $10.4M guaranteed)
20. Houston Texans – Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama – Signed (5-years, $13.1M; $10.35M guaranteed)
21. Cincinnati Bengals – Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma – Agreed to Terms (5-years, $15.85M/$18.5M max/$9.66M guaranteed)
22. Denver Broncos – Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech – Signed (5-years, $12.155M/$15.5M max)
23. Green Bay Packers – Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa – Signed (5-years, $14.75M max; $8.76M guaranteed)
24. Dallas Cowboys – Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State – Signed (5-years, $11.8M; $8.375M guaranteed)
25. Denver Broncos – Tim Tebow, QB, Florida – Signed (5-years, $11.25M/$33M max; $8.7M guaranteed)
26. Arizona Cardinals – Dan Williams, NT, Tennessee – Agreed to Terms (5-years, financial terms undisclosed)
27. New England Patriots – Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers – Signed (5-years, $10M/$13.2 max; $7.825M guaranteed)
28. Miami Dolphins – Jared Odrick, DE, Penn State – Signed (5-years, $13.07M max; $7.133M guaranteed)
29. New York Jets – Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State – Signed (5-years, $12.99M max; $7.12M guaranteed)
30. Detroit Lions – Jahvid Best, RB, Cal – Signed (5-years, $9.8M)
31. Indianapolis Colts – Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU – Agreed to Terms (5-years, financial terms undisclosed)
32. New Orleans Saints – Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State – Signed (5-years, financial terms undisclosed)

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Cade Caldwell is an Atlanta-based sportswriter and contributor to Sports Climax.

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