The deadline for NFL teams to option the fifth year on rookie contracts for their 2017 first-round picks is about a week away, and some clubs are getting out ahead of the pack.
Beginning Dec. 30 of 2019, teams have been afforded the opportunity to extend rookie deals of any player selected in the 2017 draft and to exercise the fifth-year options for their first-round selections from that draft. The window to exercise said option closes at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on May 4.
Below are the 32 first-round picks from the 2017 draft and their fifth-year option statuses:
*Fifth-year salaries are determined by draft position. The first 10 picks earn pay equal to the average of the 10 highest salaries at their position. The remainder of the first round is the average of the third through 25th highest salaries at the position. Per the CBA, a player's position is determined by where he took the most snaps during his third league year.