Before I tell you how I got my numbers, I wanted you to know that I had read our 2013 rookie wages to be at $6.42M. I just don't remember where I had read it. My formula was pretty simple in my estimations. I took the salaries of last years draft picks, added the compensatory picks in the mix to find their actual spots.
1.16 Couples Jets $1.6M
1.22 Weeden Browns $1.47M
2.46 Kendricks Eagles $.809M
3.78 Egnew Phins $.538M
4.110 Rodrigues Bears $.502M (Comp picks added in) real pick number 4.111
5.142 Kelemete Cards $.438M (Comp picks added in) real pick number 5.151 (he was cut)
6.174 Hanna Cowboys $.417M (Comp picks added in) real pick number 6.186
7.206 T.Lewis Lions $.405M (Comp picks added in) real pick number 7.223
Total comes to $6.18M, but this years cap has increased by about 2%. Therefore, we must multiply the total by 1.02. Our figure comes out to be $6.31M for this year. It is pretty close to the $6.42M that I had read, so I am pretty sure that was the figure. Even if it isn't now we have an estimation in the back of our minds.
Thank you for reading.