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Packers Calendar: Compensatory Picks Announced Monday

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Packers Calendar: Compensatory Picks Announced Monday

The annual NFL owners meeting is underway in Phoenix, and one of the more anticipated events of the week's proceedings is the announcement of compensatory draft picks, which will be made public on Monday, according to Peter King of Sports Illustrated via Twitter.

In a nutshell, the NFL describes the process of awarding compensatory picks as follows:

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.

Last season, the Packers lost quarterback Matt Flynn and center Scott Wells as unrestricted free agents while they signed center Jeff Saturday.

Although the NFL doesn't publish the exact formula for awarding compensatory picks, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel believes the Packers will get a fourth-round pick in this upcoming April's Draft.

It's dangerous to make any assumptions, however. It's perhaps possible that the Packers could be awarded a round lower than the projected fourth rounder.

And because Jeff Saturday signed for significantly fewer years and for less money than Scott Wells, it's also possible the Packers could get another additional late round pick.

Whatever happens, they'll find out on Monday.

Also on tap during the NFL owners meeting are discussion of rule proposals and typically the advance announcement of several marquee games  on the NFL schedule such as those on Opening Weekend and Thanksgiving Day.

There's sure to be continuing news emerging from free agency and the pro day circuit carries on with several stops on Monday, including Air Force, Albany State (Ga.), Houston, Howard, Idaho State, Indiana, Memphis, Montana State, Rice, Valdosta State, Villanova, Virginia Union and Wake Forest.

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BubbaOne's picture

IIRC, the max comp for a player 35 or older is a 5th round pick. If so, Flynn and Wells qualify for 4th round picks minus a 5th round pick (Saturday) I believe nets TT a 4th and a 7th round pick.

As it stand now, for 2014 I think TT will get a 3rd round pick for Jennings and a 4th or 5th for Walden.

TT doesn't subscribe to this strategy but when he has extra picks I wish he would sometimes trade one for a next year's pick...caveats, I know you can't trade comp picks and you have to find a willing trade partner. I know this is a best case scenario but if TT had traded his 3rd round pick last year (#84) to KC for their 2nd round pick (#33) he would be jumping up 51 spots. And yes I know it would have also affected who was drafted in 2012 but I still would like to see him do this occasionally.

LDickey's picture

The league should bump it up to a 3rd to partially make up for that sh-t call in Seattle last season!

tobey's picture

Funny stuff, I agree...I laughed my butt off when I read this comment. Great comment. HA. Agree.

Stroh's picture

I have kinda figured a 5th rd comp pick from last year. Wells and Flynn signed for good contracts, but performance is a part of determining the picks recieved. Flynn got a good contract, but didn't see the field and Wells who also got a good contract played less than 1/2 the year IIRC. Throw in the signing of Saturday who did play alot, tho not very well and it leaves a later mid round pick or so. I'll put my money on a 5th.

BubbaOne's picture

Normally I agree w/ your posts but not this time. What I read from compensation wonks is contracts make up 85-90% of the comp equation. I bet $100 internet bucks the Packers will get at least a 4th more likely a 4th and 7th. The NFL could make it one 3rd round pick but not for the reason LDickey suggests.

Stroh's picture

I don't know how much a role performance plays just that its a factor. So assumed it was at most 1/2 the equation, tho I doubt its quite that much. We'll see I guess... Hope your right and we get a 4th or more. I'm not expecting it tho.

RC Packer Fan's picture

I hope your right and we get a 4th too. But I'm going to be on the negative side. Neither Wells or Flynn signed for huge money deals. neither played alot either which is factored in. I believe they will get no higher then a 5th round pick. I can see a 6th and 7th or a 5th round pick.
I would love it if they could get a 4th and a 7th. I just don't see it happening.

RC Packer Fan's picture

bingo... 5th round pick...

KurtMc's picture

+1 The Pack should get the 33nd first round pick after that Seattle BS (yes, still bitter).

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