Leighton Vander Esch, Dallas Cowboys (Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)
After the 2021 NFL Draft, the future of Leighton Vander Esch became a hot topic
First-round draft picks are usually the best talents in that draft class. They are the most pro-ready and have the most growth potential. The Dallas Cowboys drafted linebacker Leighton Vander Esch with their first-rounder back in 2018.
Rookie contracts are four years long. First-round prospects have a team option to sign the player to a fifth-year tender, allowing the team to retain the player for one extra year before pumping out cash.