2015 NFL draft fifth-year option decision list

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The NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement gives each team the option to pick up the fifth year of each first-round draft pick’s contract, a decision that must be made in the spring before that player’s fourth year.

This is a list of each pick from the first round of the 2015 NFL draft and whether or not those players’ fifth-year options are being picked up:

1. Tampa Bay has picked up Jameis Winston‘s option.

2. Tennessee has picked up Marcus Mariota‘s option.

3. Jacksonville did not pick up Dante Fowler‘s option.

4. Oakland picked up Amari Cooper‘s option.

5. Washington has picked up Brandon Scherff‘s option.

6. The Jets have picked up Leonard Williams‘ option.

7. Chicago didn’t pick up Kevin White‘s option.

8. Atlanta picked up Vic Beasley‘s option.

9. The Giants didn’t pick up Ereck Flowers‘ option.

10. The Rams have picked up Todd Gurley‘s option.

11. The Vikings picked up Trae Waynes‘ option.

12. The Patriots didn’t pick up Danny Shelton‘s option.

13. New Orleans has picked up Andrus Peat‘s option.

14. Miami will pick up DeVante Parker‘s option.

15. The Chargers picked up Melvin Gordon‘s option.

16. Kevin Johnson‘s option was exercised by the Texans.

17. San Francisco has picked up Arik Armstead‘s option.

18. The Rams have picked up Marcus Peters‘ option.

19. Kansas City won’t pick up the option on Cameron Erving, whom they acquired in a trade with the Browns.

20. Philadelphia has picked up Nelson Agholor‘s option.

21. Cincinnati will not pick up Cedric Ogbuehi‘s option.

22. Pittsburgh has picked up Bud Dupree‘s option.

23. Denver will not pick up Shane Ray‘s option.

24. Arizona picked up D.J. Humphries‘ option.

25. Carolina has picked up Shaq Thompson‘s option.

26. Baltimore did not pick up Breshad Perriman‘s option.

27. Dallas picked up Byron Jones‘ option.

28. San Francisco did not pick Laken Tomlinson‘s option.

29. New England did not pick up Phillip Dorsett‘s option.

30. Cleveland picked up Damarious Randall‘s option after trading for him from Green Bay.

31. Miami did not pick up Stephone Anthony‘s option after he didn’t do much following his trade from New Orleans.

32. New England did not pick up Malcom Brown‘s option.

13 responses to “2015 NFL draft fifth-year option decision list

  1. “21. Cincinnati will likely pick up Cedric Ogbuehi‘s option.”


    Ogbuehi has been a bust. His poor play at offensive tackle the last two seasons corresponds directly to the Bengals missing the playoffs after five straight years.

  2. Cincinnati will likely pick up Cedric Ogbuehi‘s option.

    Do you know how much that is and how bad he has been? If they pick it up then they prob rescind it before it’s guaranteed. It’s only guaranteed next year if he gets hurt this year and can’t play next year.

  3. When you picked in the top 10 and may not pick up the player’s option you know you screwed up. Im looking at you Jerry Reese.

  4. Yeah, I don’t think the Giants or Bengals have tough decisions ahead. They drafted first round tackles that are terrible. I’m not sure why you’d consider paying them the high end money associated with the 5th year option.

  5. 26. Baltimore is unlikely to pick up Breshad Perriman‘s option.

    Understatement of the year

  6. The possible reason to pick up Ogbuehi’s option is that they have a new OL coach who may feel that he fits his scheme in a way that he just didn’t under the prior coach (Paul Alexander); otherwise, it makes no sense, as he’s been horrible

  7. “3. Jacksonville seems unlikely to pick up Dante Fowler‘s option, given that he’s not a starter and has had injuries and legal issues.”

    Gotta disagree here.

    He may not start but I think that says more about the Jaguars having two Pro Bowl defensive ends. He sees the field alot. Between the regular season and postseason, he had 10 sacks last season.

    And he had an injury right after the 2015 draft. But he’s played 16 games the two seasons since.

  8. …and Fowler seems to have cleaned up his off-field behavior as well. He, however, will cost $14 million next year if the option is picked up. I see the Jaguars not picking it up and negotiating an extension over the coming year of 2-4 years at a lower annual cost.

  9. Ogbuehi is the worst tackle I’ve ever seen in 25 years of following the NFL. That’s not hyperbole. He almost single handedly torpedo’d the Bengals over the last 2 years. That’s why they finally got some sense and traded for his replacement (Cordy Glenn). Why would they pick up the option – which will be around $10 million?

  10. Dupree is yet another in a long line of SEC busts. He hasn’t played any better than fellow bust Jarvis Jones, whom he was supposed to replace.
    If I were Steelers GM Kevin Colbert, I’d decline the 5th year option on Dupree.

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