the reason some people are on the wrong side of the fence here is because of all the media JaMarcus Russel, Sam Bradford and the top 10 picks used to make before the new CBA...
slotting the picks and paying them less (but guaranteed) contracts was the absolute right move and it was a total MUST because it was turning the #1 pick into a liability much of the time rather than a commodity
The veteran minimum is something like $850K per year. That's almost 3 times more per year than any 3rd-7th round pick makes...
Taking away these guys ability to renegotiate is wrong, plain and simple. The only way I would possibly agree is if they decided to make every single drafted rookie's contract guaranteed.
This isn't the NFL's fault, either. This is completely on the NFLPA. I can't believe they agreed to this '3 year' bullshit considering most NFL careers don't last 3 years.
Again, I know Wilson and Kaep are 99% of the time going to get their mega contracts. It's the Alfred Morris' that are held completely hostage.