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    There is a consensus concerning the likelihood of 2010 being an uncapped year, with all the Free Agency/financial implications that brings. What impact does an uncapped year have on contract length for draft picks?

    Would NE be more likely to draft at 22 or trade up a couple places if they can now squeeze a prospect for a six year contract? Could they force a second rounder to sign a five year deal?

    Is Cody at #22 a more attractive option than keeping Wilfork long term if he can be signed to a six...or even a seven year deal?

    Does BB now find an OLB conversion more attractive in round one if he can lock him into a six+ year deal to get a better return on the development time he'd need?
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    Hopefully the Pats go up and spend the money on a blue chip prospect weather it be Haden or McClain, I think this is the year where the talent at the top may be worth the cost because its an uncapped year.
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    Please state the difference in rules regarding contract length.
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    Under the old CBA, rookie deals were:
    picks 1-16: Up to six years.
    16-32: Up to five years.
    All picks 33 and onward: four years.
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    Can we address the question and keep the day dreaming about chasing high draft picks in the other threads please?
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    What are the rules, under the current CBA, for a 2010 uncapped year?

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    Agreed. Box: I don't know where any of your ideas are coming from; AFAIK, none of the terms regarding rookie contracts are affected by the lack of a salary cap.
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    Which is why I'm asking the question so you folks who follow CBA implementation closer than I do can update me. Are rookie compensation/contract restrictions separate from the CBA? We know the NFL has not negotiated a rookie salary cap with the NFLPA, though they had negotiated rookie contract length with them - is the current system part of the expiring CBA or was it outside the CBA?
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    Looks like you brought the "day dreaming" up first, last time I checked the combine isnt until next month so alot can happen. I believe one of the downsides to drafting a OLB in the second round last year was that It would take 2 years for the guy to grasp playing in the 3-4 and with a 4 year contract he would only have 2 years to make an impact before his contract being up. If I would have mentioned Dunlap who might require a trade up instead of Haden would it still be day dreaming? I think another question would be is it worth it to go up and get a better physical specimen (Dunlap who I question at 293lbs) versus waiting and drafting (Hughes/kindle). Is it worth the risk?

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