Popular Post Beerfish Posted February 17 Popular Post Share Posted February 17 So I assume compensatory picks came into effect in the first place because teams draft a guy, develop him for 4 or 5 years or so, invest in him, make him into an NFL player and then lose him. Thus it was decided they deserve compensation. For the last couple of years the minority coaching and front office rules comes into effect and adds to compensatory picks when someone takes a minority guy off your staff. Of course the good teams get the advantage here as well. What really seems to happen is that the advantage is heavily slanted to the best teams in the league. You have a really good team, you sign your top guys let a bunch of medium guys go and prudently sign one or two impact guys to fill your biggest holes. The bad teams sign a ton of FAs, they have the need and the cap space and this seems to be a perpetual circle. The best teams add 2 or 3 or more comp picks per year, fill the holes of the guys they lost, stay good, the bottom feeders take a number of years to keep adding via FA and get no comp picks. In addition the better teams can trade for guy short term and lose him to fa or sign guys to short term deals and lose them as Fa adding to their formula. The lesser teams to attract Fa have to give term and more money. In the Pats hey day they seemed to have multiple comp picks every year. Looking at the projected comp picks for this year (the official list will not be out for a while yet but in the past the projections have been fairly close) San Francisco is projected to have a whopping 7 comp picks this year three 3, 3, 3, 5, 6, 7, 7 Dallas 3 picks Rams 4 (they sucked this year but one year removed from winning it all) Kansas City 3 picks The bottom feeders? Chicago, Houston, Indy, Atlanta, Carolina Zero, (And of course the jets have zero as usual, about the only year we actually had comp picks it was the year of the Idzik 12) TL;DR I feel that the comp picks formula needs to be perhaps looked at to see if it is really doing what it was intended to do or if in today's cap driven era that it is just keeping the best teams on top. 12 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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