Originally Posted by Drunken.Broncoholic
Because of their previous performance or previous contract amount? If dumervil was getting paid more than a 4th round contract then the extension gets a little icing scraped off IMO.
Elvis got paid for his 43 sack in his first 4 seasons, including the monster 17 in 2009. It wouldn't have mattered his contract, first or fourth round deal. He was going to cash in after that start to his career, especially since he proved he can play at a 4-3 DE spot, or a 3-4 OLB spot.