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The 2014 compensatory draft picks.

Archer : 12/29/2013 4:11 pm
A team is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks if it is determined that they lost more or better players than they were able to acquire during the previous year's free agency period. The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents (maximum of four). Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula that was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a team is covered by this formula.
The basics that affect comp picks are:
1. Players that are cut or not tendered as RFAs and ERFAs are not counted.
2. Players earning low minimum salaries do not count. (The estimated cutoff for considering players eligible, based upon last year, is in the $800,000 range.)
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.

Here are the projections.
The Giants lost the following (6) qualifying free agents;
Domenik Hixon (Signed by the Panthers; 1-Year, $1.2 million)
Martellus Bennett (Signed by Bears; 4-Years, $20 million)
Osi Umenyiora (Signed by Falcons; 2-Years, $8.5 million)
Chase Blackburn (Signed by Panthers; 2-Years, $1.75 million salary)
Kenny Phillips (Signed by Eagles; 1-Year; $2 million)
Lawrence Tynes (Signed by Buccaneers; 1-Year, $840,000 salary)

The Giants signed the following (5) qualifying free agents;
Josh Brown (Signed from the Bengals, 1-year, $940,000 salary)
Ryan Mundy (Signed from the Steelers, 1-year, $715,000 salary)
Luis Murphy (Signed from the Panthers, 1-year, $715,000 salary)
Brandon Myers (Signed from the Raiders, 4-year, $14.25 million salary)
Kyle Bosworth (Signed from the Jaguars, 1-year, $550,000 salary)

The net gain / loss are;
1. Bosworth, Murphy, and Mundy, are not included in the calculations to determine compensation as their contracts are below the estimated $800,000 minimum salary criteria.
2. Brandon Myers contract is voidable, and as such would be a 1-year $1,100,000 salary which would cancel out Phillips contract.
3. Brown and Tynes contracts cancel each other out.
4. Based upon last years contracts this leaves the Giants with the following possible compensation;
Bennett (4th Round)
Umenyiora (5th Round)
Blackburn (7th Round)
The actual compensation varies based upon a more complicated formula that includes playing time, production, signing bonuses, etc.,however, it does appear that the Giants will be entitled to (3) compensatory picks between the 4th and 7th rounds.
I can't remember when we ever had a comp 4th....  
Dry Lightning : 12/29/2013 4:18 pm : link
that would be sweet. We really need these picks. Gonna be a very young team next year.
Aren't these the 2013 compensitory players  
BillT : 12/29/2013 4:20 pm : link
The 2014 are yet to be determined. Right?
3 extra picks would be great  
sjnyfan : 12/29/2013 4:22 pm : link
especially if one is a 4th. This is a very important draft and the picks we make in May need to stick.
Giants just had  
pjcas18 : 12/29/2013 4:25 pm : link
an extra 4th in 2012 - brandon mosely
Archer : 12/29/2013 4:26 pm : link
Compensation for the 2014 draft is based upon players that were lost or signed in 2013.
Based on those shit signings Gmen should ...  
Boy Cord : 12/29/2013 4:41 pm : link
... be awarde the number one overall pick in the draft.
i think a 4th, 5th and 7th is optmistic  
oipolloi : 12/29/2013 4:49 pm : link
but they should get the 6th rounder back they traded for Beason and maybe a 4th (more likely a 5th imo)

the extra picks are important. That's how Belichik has stayed on top in NE for so long: knowing when to trade and/or cut aging vets--something the Giants have yet to master.
cut=not resign  
oipolloi : 12/29/2013 4:51 pm : link
and no more restructures on guys who are old or have injury histories. 25 million in cap space on Snee, Baas and Diehl. That's the season right there.
pjcas18 : 12/29/2013 4:52 pm : link
it was a 7th for Beason, was it a 6th?
They got a 3rd round pick in 2009  
Giants2012 : 12/29/2013 4:59 pm : link
For losing Gibril Wilson
Doubt they get any compensatory draft picks  
Steve in South Jersey : 12/29/2013 5:03 pm : link
they have to sign players this offseason. A new OL could stand several free agent starters.
I thought you'd only get compensation  
Simms11 : 12/29/2013 5:31 pm : link
for players that were drafted; does blackburn even count in this formula? He was not drafted.
They should get a low round pick or two.  
Red Dog : 12/29/2013 5:32 pm : link
The Giant comp picks will be  
Dirt1 : 12/29/2013 6:39 pm : link
one in the 7th round.

The Eagles will receive one in the 3rd, two in 4th, two in 5th and a sixth rounder.

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