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Compensatory Selection Predictions

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The Lions are expected to receive a 4th round comp pick for Gosder Cherilus (photo from Colts Authority)


Will Richards, DLD Scout

A total of 32 compensatory selections are awarded every year to teams who have lost significant value in free agency. Value is determined almost exclusively by the AAV (Approximate Average Value) of a contract. Players are sorted into tiers based on how much they got paid, as well as things like number of snaps played, and unforeseen circumstances such as a forced retirement. Once all the free agents who moved are accounted for, the league tallies up value and rewards draft picks to teams who lost value.

Players who are cut and signed as unrestricted free agents don’t have any value in the compensatory selection formula, nor do players who are claimed via waivers. (more…)

Predicting the Compensatory Picks, Take Two

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Will the Lions get anything for losing Drew Stanton in free agency?

Will Richards, DLD Contributor

Predicting the compensatory pick selections is far from an exact science. The last version had a lot of issues and I just wanted to say thank you to everybody who pointed out something that I missed. These comments helped me tremendously to come up with more accurate projections. As before, if you see something that you think is a problem, let me know and I’ll take a closer look.

Selections received by round:
3rd: Texans and Titans
4th: Ravens, Lions, and Packers
5th: Falcons, Ravens, and 49ers
6th: Ravens (x2), Panthers (x2), Raiders (x2), Texans (x3), Browns, Giants, Titans
7th: Cardinals, Falcons, Bengals, Packers, Dolphins, Eagles, Steelers, and Titans
End of the 7th because of record: Chiefs, Jaguars, Raiders, and Eagles.

Predicting the Compensatory Picks in the 2013 NFL Draft

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

What will the Lions receive for Eric Wright?

Will Richards, DLD Contributor

The NFL distributes 32 compensation picks every year. Rarely are there 32 picks distributed based on player transactions so to distribute the other remaining picks the worst teams in the league are given picks at the end of the draft to meet the quota.

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