Why are 3rd-round picks harder to sign in this environment where contract value is practically agreed at the time of the pick?
Bryan: There is more to negotiate. How much they get in Years 2, 3 and 4 are not set. They know the minimum they can get and the maximum they can get but have to negotiate where in there they fall. First- and second-rounders are maxed out and fourth- through seventh-rounders get minimums.
Rob: Bryan’s right. It’s an interesting wrinkle in the current CBA and it has extended the negotiating process for other teams in recent years, too. But I don’t think there should be concern about getting Michael Gallup signed. The Cowboys’ last two third-round picks, Jourdan Lewis and Maliek Collins, signed…