The San Francisco 49ers have been assigned a rookie pool number of $4.02 million and the deals for their seven picks - including first round pick A.J. Jenkins - can't exceed $22.14 million total over the length of the rookie contracts, according to a tweet by Raven Insider Aaron Wilson.
Compare this to last season when the 49ers had $6,935,903 to cover their 10 draft picks and $38.1 million over the life of those deals, which was the most in the NFC West.
It was already determined that this year's rookie class would make far less than last season's and the proof is in the numbers. Jenkins and the rest of the 49ers' rookies will have to earn later money by outplaying these deals, which ironically, becomes easier.
Here is the complete list of the 49ers' selections in the 2012 Draft.
No. 30 (First Round): WR A.J. Jenkins, Illinois Fighting Illini
No. 61 (Second Round): RB LaMichael James, Oregon Ducks
No. 117 (Fourth Round): G Joe Looney, Wake Forest Demon Deacons
No. 165 (Fifth Round): OLB Darius Fleming, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
No. 180 (Sixth Round): FS Trenton Robinson, Michigan St. Spartans
No. 199 (Sixth Round): OT Jason Slowey, Western Oregon
No. 237 (Seventh Round): DE Cam Johnson, Virginia Cavaliers
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