There is starting to be some worry among Miami Dolphins fans right now. It's not about the 2013 season, but about the 2013 first round draft pick. The team has not yet signed Dion Jordan, for whom they traded up to the third overall selection, and training camp is just two days away. But, should that be worrisome, or is the first round pick not being signed the norm at this point?
To get an idea of how things stand, here's a look at all 32 first round selections, and the deals that have been completed (all deals are for 4-years):
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||Eric Fisher||OT|
|2||Jacksonville Jaguars||Luke Joeckel||OT||$21,201,598.00||100.0%|
|3||Miami Dolphins||Dion Jordan||DE|
|4||Philadelphia Eagles||Lane Johnson||OT|
|5||Detroit Lions||Ezekiel Ansah||DE||$18,594,510.00||100.0%|
|6||Cleveland Browns||Barkevious Mingo||DE|
|7||Arizona Cardinals||Jonathan Cooper||G|
|8||St. Louis Rams||Tavon Austin||WR||$12,751,002.00||100.0%|
|9||New York Jets||Dee Milliner||CB|
|10||Tennessee Titans||Chance Warmack||G|
|11||San Diego Chargers||D. J. Fluker||OT||$11,402,498.00||100.0%|
|12||Oakland Raiders||D. J. Hayden||CB|
|13||New York Jets||Sheldon Richardson||DT|
|14||Carolina Panthers||Star Lotulelei||DT||$9,604,500.00||100.0%|
|15||New Orleans Saints||Kenny Vaccaro||S||$9,424,704.00||100.0%|
|16||Buffalo Bills||E. J. Manuel||QB||$8,885,300.00||100.0%|
|17||Pittsburgh Steelers||Jarvis Jones||LB||$8,705,502.00||100.0%|
|18||San Francisco 49ers||Eric Reid||S||$8,481,114.00||100.0%|
|19||New York Giants||Justin Pugh||OT|
|20||Chicago Bears||Kyle Long||G||$8,300,952.00||90.8%|
|21||Cincinnati Bengals||Tyler Eifert||TE||$8,256,002.00||90.7%|
|22||Atlanta Falcons||Desmond Trufant||CB|
|23||Minnesota Vikings||Sharrif Floyd||DT|
|24||Indianapolis Colts||Björn Werner||DE|
|25||Minnesota Vikings||Xavier Rhodes||CB|
|26||Green Bay Packers||Datone Jones||DE|
|27||Houston Texans||DeAndre Hopkins||WR|
|28||Denver Broncos||Sylvester Williams||DT|
|29||Minnesota Vikings||Cordarrelle Patterson||WR|
|30||St. Louis Rams||Alec Ogletree||LB||$7,030,024.00||80.6%|
|31||Dallas Cowboys||Travis Frederick||C||$6,870,028.00||80.5%|
|32||Baltimore Ravens||Matt Elam||S|
Contract value and guarantee percentage from Overthecap.com
Only 13 of the 32 first round draft picks are under contract at this point, with only three of the top 10 having signed. Included in that is obviously Jordan, who, looking at the chart, should see a value right around the $20 million total value mark.
The Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys open up their training camps, with rookies and veterans reporting on Saturday before the first practices on Sunday. The Cowboys have already signed their first pick, with center Travis Frederick under contract.
Before then, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (yesterday), the New Orleans Saints (today), and the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns (Friday) all having their rookies report for camp. The 49ers and Saints both have their first round pick under contract, while the Browns have yet to sign defensive end Barkevious Mingo. The Buccaneers did not have a first round selection.
Obviously, the Dolphins would like to complete the negotiations with Jordan prior to the start of training camp, and they are a little behind the other teams with the rookies reporting this week. However, with the majority of the first round still to sign, the team seems right in line with where they should be.