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With the signing of the final member of the New Orleans Saints' 2015 draft class, I can finally give a breakdown of each signees' contract details.

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Bear in mind, not all of the rookies signed count against the cap. The salary cap only reflects the top 51 players on the team. With the Saints current players under contract we are about $1,381,171 under the cap. All Figures come from Sportrac.

Pick #13, 1st round, OT Andrus Peat:

Andrus Peat signed a 4 year, $11,393,496 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $6,546,179 signing bonus, $11,393,496 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,848,374. In 2015, Peat will earn a base salary of $435,000 and a signing bonus of $6,546,179. Peat has a cap hit of $2,071,544 while his dead money value is $11,393,496.

CONTRACT:4 yr(s) / $11,393,496 SIGNING BONUS$6,546,179 AVERAGE SALARY$2,848,374 GUARANTEED:$11,393,496 FREE AGENT:2019 / UFA
Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2015 Contract details by year $435,000 $1,636,544 $2,071,544 $11,393,496
2016 Contract details by year $952,887 $1,636,544 $2,589,431 $9,321,952
2017 Contract details by year $1,470,773 $1,636,544 $3,107,317 $6,732,521
2018 Contract details by year $1,988,657 $1,636,547 $3,625,204 $3,625,204
2019 Free Agent Year UFA
Contract Notes:
  • 5th year option available

Pick #31, 1st round, LB Stephone Anthony:

Stephone Anthony signed a 4 year, $7,731,716 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $3,883,066 signing bonus, $6,242,392 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,932,929. In 2015, Anthony will earn a base salary of $435,000 and a signing bonus of $3,883,066. Anthony has a cap hit of $1,405,766 while his dead money value is $6,242,392.

CONTRACT:4 yr(s) / $7,731,716 SIGNING BONUS$3,883,066 AVERAGE SALARY$1,932,929 GUARANTEED:$6,242,392 FREE AGENT:2019 / UFA
Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2015 Contract details by year $435,000 $970,766 $1,405,766 $6,242,392
2016 Contract details by year $786,442 $970,766 $1,757,208 $4,836,626
2017 Contract details by year $1,137,884 $970,766 $2,108,650 $3,079,418
2018 Contract details by year $1,489,324 $970,768 $2,460,092 $970,768
2019 Free Agent Year UFA
Contract Notes:
  • 5th year option available

Pick #44, 2nd round, LB Hau'oli Kikaha:

Hau'oli Kikaha signed a 4 year, $5,266,310 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $2,090,044 signing bonus, $3,199,422 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,316,578. In 2015, Kikaha will earn a base salary of $435,000 and a signing bonus of $2,090,044. Kikaha has a cap hit of $957,511 while his dead money value is $3,199,422.

CONTRACT:4 yr(s) / $5,266,310 SIGNING BONUS$2,090,044 AVERAGE SALARY$1,316,578 GUARANTEED:$3,199,422 FREE AGENT:2019 / UFA
Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2015 Contract details by year $435,000 $522,511 $957,511 $3,199,422
2016 Contract details by year $674,378 $522,511 $1,196,889 $2,241,911
2017 Contract details by year $913,755 $522,511 $1,436,266 $1,045,022
2018 Contract details by year $1,153,133 $522,511 $1,675,644 $522,511
2019 Free Agent Year UFA
Contract Notes:
  • $3.199 million guaranteed (2015-16 salaries + signing bonus)

Pick #75, 3rd round, QB Garret Grayson:

Garrett Grayson signed a 4 year, $3,140,923 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $733,167 signing bonus, $733,167 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $785,231. In 2015, Grayson will earn a base salary of $435,000 and a signing bonus of $733,167. Grayson has a cap hit of $618,291 while his dead money value is $733,167.

CONTRACT:4 yr(s) / $3,140,923 SIGNING BONUS$733,167 AVERAGE SALARY$785,231 GUARANTEED:$733,167 FREE AGENT:2019 / UFA

Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2015 Contract details by year $435,000 $183,291 $618,291 $733,167
2016 Contract details by year $546,293 $183,291 $729,584 $549,876
2017 Contract details by year $657,586 $183,291 $840,877 $366,585
2018 Contract details by year $768,877 $183,294 $952,171 $183,294
2019 Free Agent Year UFA

Pick #78, 3rd round, DB P.J. Williams:

P.J. Williams signed a 4 year, $3,180,605 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $706,619 signing bonus, $706,619 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $795,151. In 2015, Williams will earn a base salary of $435,000 and a signing bonus of $706,619. Williams has a cap hit of $611,654 while his dead money value is $706,619.

CONTRACT:4 yr(s) / $3,180,605 SIGNING BONUS$706,619 AVERAGE SALARY$795,151 GUARANTEED:$706,619 FREE AGENT:2019 / UFA

Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2015 Contract details by year $435,000 $176,654 $611,654 $706,619
2016 Contract details by year $557,332 $176,654 $733,986 $529,965
2017 Contract details by year $679,663 $176,654 $856,317 $353,311
2018 Contract details by year $801,991 $176,657 $978,648 $176,657
2019 Free Agent Year UFA

The remaining draftees fall below the top 51 cap rule, with only prorated portions of their signing bonuses counting against the cap.

Pick #148, 5th round, LB Davis Tull:

Davis Tull signed a 4 year, $2,501,733 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $221,733 signing bonus, $221,733 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $625,433. In 2015, Tull will earn a base salary of $435,000 and a signing bonus of $221,733. Tull has a cap hit of $490,433 while his dead money value is $221,733.

CONTRACT:4 yr(s) / $2,501,733 SIGNING BONUS$221,733 AVERAGE SALARY$625,433 GUARANTEED:$221,733 FREE AGENT:2019 / UFA

Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2015 Contract details by year $435,000 $55,433 $490,433 $221,733
2016 Contract details by year $525,000 $55,433 $580,433 -
2017 Contract details by year $615,000 $55,433 $670,433 -
2018 Contract details by year $705,000 $55,434 $760,434 $55,434
2019 Free Agent Year UFA

Pick #154, 5th round, DT Tyeler Davison:

Tyeler Davison signed a 4 year, $2,497,225 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $217,225 signing bonus, $217,225 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $624,306. In 2015, Davison will earn a base salary of $435,000 and a signing bonus of $217,225. Davison has a cap hit of $489,306 while his dead money value is $217,225.

CONTRACT:4 yr(s) / $2,497,225 SIGNING BONUS$217,225 AVERAGE SALARY$624,306 GUARANTEED:$217,225 FREE AGENT:2019 / UFA

Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2015 Contract details by year $435,000 $54,306 $489,306 $217,225
2016 Contract details by year $525,000 $54,306 $579,306 $162,919
2017 Contract details by year $615,000 $54,306 $669,306 $108,613
2018 Contract details by year $705,000 $54,307 $759,307 $54,307
2019 Free Agent Year UFA

Pick #167, 5th round, CB Damian Swann:

Damian Swann signed a 4 year, $2,467,231 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $187,231 signing bonus, $187,231 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $616,808. In 2015, Swann will earn a base salary of $435,000 and a signing bonus of $187,231. Swann has a cap hit of $481,807 while his dead money value is $187,231.

CONTRACT:4 yr(s) / $2,467,231 SIGNING BONUS$187,231 AVERAGE SALARY$616,808 GUARANTEED:$187,231 FREE AGENT:2019 / UFA

Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2015 Contract details by year $435,000 $46,807 $481,807 $187,231
2016 Contract details by year $525,000 $46,807 $571,807 $140,424
2017 Contract details by year $615,000 $46,807 $661,807 $93,617
2018 Contract details by year $705,000 $46,810 $751,810 $46,810
2019 Free Agent Year UFA

And our final pick,

Pick #230, 7th round, RB Marcus Murphy:

Marcus Murphy signed a 4 year, $2,349,289 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $69,289 signing bonus, $69,289 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $587,322. In 2015, Murphy will earn a base salary of $435,000 and a signing bonus of $69,289. Murphy has a cap hit of $452,322 while his dead money value is $69,289.

CONTRACT:4 yr(s) / $2,349,289 SIGNING BONUS$69,289 AVERAGE SALARY$587,322 GUARANTEED:$69,289 FREE AGENT:2019 / UFA

Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2015 Contract details by year $435,000 $17,322 $452,322 $69,289
2016 Contract details by year $525,000 $17,322 $542,322 $51,967
2017 Contract details by year $615,000 $17,322 $632,322 $34,645
2018 Contract details by year $705,000 $17,323 $722,323 $17,323
2019 Free Agent Year UFA

So there you have it. The figures and liabilities for the complete draft class of 2015.