Not all NBA contracts are guaranteed. Many players must earn their roster spot to earn their money. One example of this is that first round draft picks have guaranteed contracts, but draft picks after that must make the team before or their contracts are terminated.
In 2008, third-round NFL draft picks averaged $668,000 guaranteed.
The University of Southern California with 77 overall first round draft picks as of the 2012 draft.
3 draft picks
For 2008 second-round picks, the player earned an average of $1,932,000 guaranteed.(For an article on Yahoo! Sports on the topic of draft picks, see the Related Link.)
Yao Ming was selected first in the NBA draft by the Houston Rockets.
The 49ers have 2 first round draft picks in the 2010 draft. the 13th overall and the 17th overall.
They have 2. Their own 2011 pick and the LA Clippers 2011 first round pick. They also have 2 first round picks in the 2012 and 2013 draft.