The salary cap is about the furthest thing from the minds of most football fans tonight. Nevertheless, it's always helpful to have an idea about what kind of money whoever your Houston Texans select tonight in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft stands to earn. Troy Chapman, who's about as good as it gets when it comes to Texans salary cap issues, has the information.
If the Texans stay at #22, the draft pick should receive a 4 year deal worth ~$10.01m deal. 2016 cap number of ~$1.82m per OTC— TexansCap (@Chapman_Troy) April 28, 2016
Now we just need to find out who will be the recipient of that four-year deal (with a fifth-year team option). If things hold to form, that answer should be coming around 10:30 p.m. CDT.