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Former Cavalier Chris Long has made $84 million after being drafted #2 overall in the 2008 NFL draft.

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Today is the first day of the NFL draft! While all Virginia fans eyes will be on Maurice Canady and Canaan Severin this weekend, it will be interesting to see how much these players will make in the NFL. How much have other Hoos made in the past? The following list shows the career earnings for UVA players who were in the NFL last season and at what pick they were drafted. (The data is from spotrac.com and does not include any endorsement money or future earnings on contracts.)

Player

Draft Pick #

Total Earnings

Chris Long

2

$84,696,160

Matt Schaub

90

$80,805,000

D'Brickashaw Ferguson

4

$72,619,221

Branden Albert

15

$44,218,000

Heath Miller

30

$44,027,256

Eugene Monroe

8

$41,346,618

Chris Canty

132

$40,118,000

Ahmad Brooks

Sup.

$29,544,721

John Phillips

208

$6,456,204

Cedric Peerman

185

$5,225,000

Rodney McLeod

Undrafted

$4,143,539

Danny Aiken

Undrafted

$2,355,799

Austin Pasztor

Undrafted

$1,780,824

Oday Aboushi

141

$1,774,353

Morgan Moses

66

$1,744,208

LaRoy Reynolds

Undrafted

$1,509,852

Eli Harold

79

$1,240,889

Cam Johnson

237

$1,166,448

Dontrelle Inman

Undrafted

$1,146,928

Brent Urban

134

$1,038,584

Luke Bowanko

205

$1,024,052

Darius Jennings

Undrafted

$181,552

Some notable former players include Thomas Jones ($32M), Herman Moore ($27M), and Tiki Barber ($25M).  In other sports, Washington Nationals star Ryan Zimmerman has made $77M and the Atlanta Hawks Mike Scott is at $8M.