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Projected salary cap costs of Steelers 2019 Day 3 draft picks

We take a look at the expected four-year rookie deals the players selected on day three of the draft are projected to earn from the Steelers this offseason.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers selected six more players during day three of the 2019 NFL Draft, adding running back Benny Snell Jr., tight end Zach Gentry, edge rusher Sutton Smith, defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs, linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III and offensive lineman Derwin Grey over the final four rounds.

Unlike the prospects taken in round one, none of the names selected on Saturday will see anywhere near the $19 million contract that Devin Bush is projected to receive as the 10th overall pick this offseason, but all will receive at least $1 million or more from the Steelers if they can make through two years in Pittsburgh.

Thanks to a sliding scale for rookie contracts agreed to under the terms of the CBA, each player should already have a good idea of how much being drafted by the Steelers will pay them, and using figures generated by, we can now also work out how much the they will cost Pittsburgh over the length of their rookie deals as well.

With $570,000 the lowest figure currently counting against the team’s cap under the Rule of 51, none of the players taken on day three will have any significant impact on the Steelers cap position this year. Once all of the prospects drafted in 2019 have signed their deals, the only part of their contract that will count against the cap this offseason will be the prorated signing bonus portion of their deal. A figure that should come in at a little over $400,000.