Originally posted by WildBill:
from what I heard, we were going to get a third and forth round comp picks, but we'll see.
Nah, there's no chance of getting two comp picks.
There are two steps to the comp formula.
Step 1 is cancelling out the added and subtracted qualifying FAs starting from the lowest value point.
From Step 1 it's impossible for the 49ers to get two comp picks, because they lost five qualifying FAs (Goldson, Sopoaga, Francois, Walker, Ginn), and gained four (Dorsey, Dawson, Dahl, Skuta).
Step 2 is, if there are any losses remaining after Step 1, that player is assigned a round grade. The question now is if Goldson will be assigned a 3rd or 4th round grade.
So, people might be disappointed about getting a 4th rounder for Goldson (if that happens), but think about it this way: If the Eagles had cut Sopoaga instead of trading him for a 5th round pick, the 9ers wouldn't have gotten any comp picks at all.
[ Edited by PopeyeJonesing on Feb 15, 2014 at 7:02 AM ]