Originally Posted by xwalker
Most rookies sign 4-year contracts. The 2009 draft mattered most in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. It is now 2013 and time to move on from 2009. If the players had been great, then they would be expensive to sign for 2013. The Cowboys could sign another team's successful FA for the same cost.
The Cowboys will lose 1st round pick Mike Jenkins; however, he would have required a contract similar to Brandon Carr if he stayed healthy. The real value in Jenkins was what he was able to contribute under his rookie contract.
Fair point for rounds 3 and beyond. 1st round picks sign for 5 years though I think (hence Jenkins & Felix just now being FA's). 2nd rounders I want to say are 5 as well but I could be wrong.
We had no 1st in 2009 (Roy11) but started the day with a 2nd til we traded down.