Originally posted by **AB83Rules**:

Comp Picks deal with Value of contract and playing time first. Dorsey would x out Sopoaga, but no way Dahl and Skuta mark out Walker and RJF. Teams can lose same amount and gain same amount and still get net picks.

Below is from the NFL.com link, http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/0ap1000000151670/article/nfl-awards-32-compensatory-draft-picks-to-16-teams

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a team is covered by this formula.

All the data to support what I'm saying is in your link (although I've re-organized it below to make it more convenient to parse out).

(worth reading too for AllTimeGreat and Buck)

1. Yes, if you don't have a net loss of Free Agents but you lose higher quality free agents (based on the formula you're talking about) you can still get one 7th round Comp Pick, which is what happened with the Colts and Giants this year (they have the two last comp picks of the 7th round). The same is true also for if what you gained in quality is dramatically overshadowed by what you lost, which is why the 9ers got the bonus pick at the end of the 7th too.

2. Every other team in the NFL was awarded Comp Picks based on Net Loss minus Net Gain. The formula you guys keep on talking about is to assign the round the pick is awarded in if it has not been cancelled out by a gain.

Look for yourself (all at AB83's link):

Falcons

Lost: 4

Gained: 0

Comp Picks: 4

Ravens:

Lost: 6

Gained: 2

Comp Picks: 4

Bengals:

Lost: 5

Gained: 3

Comp Picks: 2

Lions:

Lost: 2

Gained: 0

Comp Picks: 2

Packers:

Lost: 2

Gained: 1

Comp Picks: 1

Texans:

Lost: 4

Gained: 2

Comp Picks: 2

Colts (see above, gained as many as they lost, but the lost was assigned at higher value than the gained by the formula, so they get 1 pick at the end of the 7th)

Chiefs:

Lost: 4

Gained: 2

Comp Picks: 2

Dolphins:

Lost: 4

Gained: 2

Comp Picks: 2

Giants: (same as Colts above, equal number of lost gained, but loss was higher value due to formula, so they get one comp at the end of the 7th)

Raiders:

Lost: 4

Gained: 3

Comp Picks: 1

Eagles:

Lost: 2

Gained: 1

Comp Picks: 1

Steelers:

Lost: 1

Gained: 0

Comp Picks: 1

9ers:

Lost: 3

Gained: 1

Comp Picks: 2 + 1 at the end of the 7th for having lost better value than they gained according to the formula(if Manningham had played all year they wouldn't have gotten the bonus end of the 7th pick).

Seahawks:

Lost: 4

Gained: 2

Comp Picks: 2

Titans:

Lost: 3

Gained: 0

Comp Picks: 3

You guys can keep incorrectly trying to correct me, but it's right there right in front of you.

AdamTJ13 figured out the comp picks a couple years ago (the end of a process of doing it for ten seasons), and used to post about it regularly on KFFL.

If the 9ers don't gain or lose any more FAs and all the FAs gained and lost make their teams and stay on the roster all year, the 9ers will get one comp pick for Goldson (most likely a 3rd rounder, based on the formula) and one bonus comp pick at the end of the 7th round for the other losses being bigger than the other gains (based on the formula).

[ Edited by PopeyeJonesing on Mar 19, 2013 at 3:23 PM ]