Originally posted by MadMartz:
I really dont see how the #10 pick affects those picks ahead of him. Even if he is saying he wants more money. It doesnt matter, this is the same thing I have seen over and over. Troy Williamson wanted more money from the Vikes because they let thier clock expire and allowed 2 teams to pick ahead of them. Thus costing Williamson less money. Him and his agent wanted more but he didnt get it. Same with Aaron Rogers, He slipped way back in the draft and he wanted more money too because He thought he had a shot at going #1 overall so he deserved more. Bulls**t! You get paid where you get picked. Or you sit out all year and make nothing and cost yourself millions. He will sign for number 10 money in the end. He has to, he has no choice.
It really impacts the 7th, 8th and 9th picks, in particular. In a normal year, we'd typically see a similar contract for each player in their slot from the year before, plus a reasonable percentage increase. Crabtree is going to throw that all out.
So, if you are the agent for Raji, Monroe, DHB, you don't want to do the normal contract when Crabtree is asking for much more than the typical tenth overall contract. The last thing you want to see is your client, drafted earlier than Crab, receive a smaller contract.
Hence, the logjam above.
At the same time, Maybin's agent doesn't want to see a massive difference in contract numbers compared to Crabtree. So, he's in a tough spot.
The trickle down and trickle up effect is pretty large in the areas around Crabtree. That is why the Broncos are already beginning to bellyache, with their 12th overall selection not ready to sign.
Everyone is waiting for the first player to put pressure on their agent to sign. Once that happens, the ball will get rolling.