The NFL pay structure isn’t a perfect system where performance matches compensation. This is particularly true of draft choices because their salaries are dictated by draft position.
Here’s a look at some of the NFL’s most underpaid players. In order to be considered, a player must be eligible to renegotiate his contract under the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement. Players drafted during the last two seasons, like J.J. Watt and Randall Cobb, have been excluded because they won’t be able to sign new deals until the end of the third year of their rookie contracts.