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See projected contracts for West Virginia’s NFL draftees

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — As the 100th pick in the NFL draft, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier is slotted to earn nearly $3.4 million over the four-year life of his rookie contract, according to Spotrac.

Mountaineers left tackle Yodny Cajuste, who was drafted No. 101 overall, essentially figures to earn the same amount as a late pick in the third round. Grier and Cajuste are each due to receive a signing bonus in the neighborhood of $761,000.

Other noteworthy projected salaries based on draft slots:

QB Kyler Murray (1) —$35 million
QB Daniel Jones (6) — $25.5 million
QB Dwayne Haskins (15) — $14.3 million
WR Marquise Brown (25) — $11.7 million
QB Drew Lock (42) — $6.9 million
RB David Montgomery (73) —$4 million
WR Hakeem Butler (103) — $3.32 million
RB Justice Hill (113) — $3.25 million
WR Gary Jennings (120) — $3.23 million
TE Trevon Wesco (121) — $3.22 million
LB David Long (188) — $2.6 million

SEC sets mark

The Southeastern Conferences had a record 64 players drafted this year, one more than the previous record it set in 2018.

The Big Ten was second with 40 draftees, followed by the Pac-12 (33), the ACC (28) and the Big 12 (26).

The American Athletic Conference led all Group of Five leagues with 11 players drafted.

West Virginia tied for 12th

With five players selected, West Virginia tied for the 12th-most among schools.

The Mountaineers were in a cluster of programs that included Florida, Michigan, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Miami, Utah and Stanford.

Alabama’s 10 picks led all schools followed by Ohio State (nine), Oklahoma (eight) and Washington (eight).