In a comment thread the other day our very own ronburgandy7427 asked the following question:
Are we operating under the assumption Finnegan is going to get us a 3rd round comp?
That whole thing seems shady how they figure it out.
Jimmy posted an article on Jan. 27th with the news of the projected picks. Click here for the article. So in case you missed it, here are the details. The source of the Titans projected comp picks comes from Blogging the Beast.com.
Click Here to Visit the Article on Projected Comp Picks.
The basics that effect compensatory picks:
1. Players that are cut or not tendered as RFAs and ERFAs are not counted. (This means the Titans signings of Wimbley and Hutch, both who were cut, do NOT count against us receiving compensatory picks for lost free agents)
2. Players earning low minimum salaries do not count.
3. Each player signed cancels out one player lost.
4. The round of the pick awarded is primarily determined by the annual value of the contract signed. Signed players cancel out lost players with equal contracts, then lower contracts, before canceling out higher contracts.
It should be noted that although the NFL makes public the basic rules above, even the NFL teams do not know the exact picks that they will be awarded. The NFL should award the picks sometime in late March.
We are projected to get a 3rd Round pick for the loss of CB Cortland Finnegan, a 5th round pick for the loss of DT, Jason Jones and a 7th round pick for the loss of DT, William Hayes.
Free Agents that were lost and signed that effect the compensatory rules.
Finnegan (5 yr $50 million), Jason Jones (1 yr $4.5 million),
William Hayes (1 yr $890,000)
|No FA's signed that effect the comp rules
C.T. was the author who came up with the projections for the article quoted. He did a comp pick projection last year as well. And despite the difficulties of working with incomplete data as a result of the lockout shortened 2011 offseason, C.T. was very accurate. This year, the data at his disposal was more complete, so it is likely that he’ll be just as accurate or even more so this time around.