Originally Posted by infantrycak
That really only affects the top 10 picks and applies to all positions. You could equally say teams are now freed up to take positions they wouldn't have considered before in the top 10 because of the expense. For instance there wouldn't even be a conversation about Matthews under the old cba unless he was going to play LT immediately.
Yes but since QB's get the biggest contracts when it comes time to re-up you're going to see more unconventional QB picks because if the guy is a stud you'll have him 5 years under a very cap-friendly rookie contract (This is for all first round rookies. The top 10 draft picks get the transition tender of the top 10 salaries at their position. 11-32 picks get the average of the 3rd - 25th highest paid players at their position). This is why you will see more QB's go in the first rounds even if they are questionable, and is also demonstrable of just how bad last years QB crop was.