Here are projected salary cap figures for the current rookie class: 34 Patrick Chung $925,000 40 Ron Brace $800,000 41 Darius Butler $800,000 58 Sebastian Vollmer $720,000 83 Brandon Tate $520,000 97 Tyrone McKenzie $480,000 123 Rich Ohrnberger $450,000 170 George Bussey $350,000 198 Jacob Ingram $325,000 207 Myron Pryor $240,000 232 Julian Edelman $220,000 234 Darryl Richard $220,000 You can play around with these, swapping these figures out for current players to consider cap ramifications. I took last year's player cap figures, from the USA Today database, and bumped up by 9.5%, the increase in the cap. I looked at the entire second round, because there is great variability in cap figures due to different bonuses, and adjusted within the range of the curve. These projections total $6,050,000. The rookie pool for the Patriots is $6,032,711, so these should be about in range. Obviously any one can vary, but in total they should be pretty close. Under the rule of 51, the first six, through Tyrone McKenzie, would impact the cap during the offseason, bumping down players with lower cap hits (the current lowest salary figure on Miguel's list is Dan Connolly at $467K). As these rookies replace other players, there would be a net positive or negative impact on the cap. For example, if Patrick Chung replaced Tank Williams or Antwain Spann, both at about $470K on the cap, that's an increase in cost of about $460K.