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No compensatory picks for the Seahawks

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on March 24, 2014 at 3:12 pm with 21 Comments »
March 24, 2014 3:12 pm

The Seahawks will not receive any compensatory draft picks this year.

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.  The 32 compensatory choices announced today will supplement the 224 choices in the seven rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft (May 8-10), which will kick off in primetime for the fifth consecutive year.

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2014 NFL Draft have been awarded to 13 teams.

This year, the compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.  The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council.  Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

The NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement limits the number of compensatory picks to the number of clubs then in the league (32).  This year, three clubs – Chicago, Atlanta and Cincinnati – qualified for compensatory picks under the net loss formula but will not receive those picks because they ranked 33rd, 34th and 35th, respectively, among all compensatory picks.  Atlanta and Cincinnati will receive picks for other compensatory free agents lost who ranked within the top 32 compensatory picks.

A fourth club, Oakland, did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents last year but qualified for a compensatory pick because the compensatory free agents lost by the club were ranked higher than the ones they signed (by a specified points differential based upon salary and playing time). Because such picks are awarded after all compensatory picks at the end of the seventh round have been made, Oakland’s pick effectively ranked 36th among all compensatory picks, so the club will not receive a selection.

The San Francisco 49ers picked up a third-round pick.

The following 2014 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

 

 

ROUND CHOICE/

 

ROUND

OVERALL SELECTION

TEAM

3

33-97

  Pittsburgh

3

34-98

  Green Bay

3

35-99

  Baltimore

3

36-100

  San Francisco

4

33-133

Detroit

4

34-134

Baltimore

4

35-135

Houston

4

36-136

Detroit

4

37-137

New York Jets

4

38-138

Baltimore

4

39-139

Atlanta

4

40-140

New England

5

33-173

Pittsburgh

5

34-174

New York Giants

5

35-175

Baltimore

5

36-176

Green Bay

6

33-209

New York Jets

6

34-210

New York Jets

6

35-211

Houston

6

36-212

Cincinnati

6

37-213

New York Jets

6

38-214

St. Louis

6

39-215

Pittsburgh

7

33-248

Dallas

7

34-249

St. Louis

7

35-250

St. Louis

7

36-251

Dallas

7

37-252

Cincinnati

7

38-253

Atlanta

7

39-254

Dallas

7

40-255

Atlanta

7

41-256

Houston

 

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2014 NFL Draft:

 

ATLANTA Lost: Brent Grimes, Luke McCown (did not qualify for a compensatory pick, 32 picks already awarded), Christopher Owens, Will Svitek, Vance Walker
  Gained: Osi Umenyiora
     
BALTIMORE Lost: Dannell Ellerbe, Paul Kruger, Ed Reed, Cary Williams
  Gained: None
     
CINCINNATI Lost: Josh Brown, Bruce Gradkowski, Manny Lawson, Brian Leonard (did not qualify for a compensatory pick, 32 picks already awarded), Pat Sims, Dan Skuta
  Gained: Josh Johnson, Mike Pollak, Alex Smith
     
DALLAS Lost: Victor Butler, Kenyon Coleman, Mike Jenkins, John Phillips
  Gained: Justin Durant
     
DETROIT Lost: Cliff Avril, Gosder Cherilus, Justin Durant, Drayton Florence, Sammie Lee Hill
  Gained: Reggie Bush, Jason Jones, Glover Quin
     
GREEN BAY Lost: Greg Jennings, Erik Walden
  Gained: None
     
HOUSTON Lost: Alan Ball, Connor Barwin, James Casey, Justin Forsett, Donnie Jones, Glover Quin
  Gained: Greg Jones, Shane Lechler, Ed Reed
     
NEW ENGLAND Lost: Patrick Chung, Donald Thomas, Wes Welker, Danny Woodhead
  Gained: Danny Amendola, Isaac Sopoaga, Will Svitek
     
NEW YORK GIANTS Lost: Martellus Bennett, Chase Blackburn, Domenik Hixon, Osi Umenyiora
  Gained: Josh Brown, Ryan Mundy, Brandon Myers
     
NEW YORK JETS Lost: Yeremiah Bell, Mike DeVito, Shonn Greene, Dustin Keller, LaRon Landry, Matt Slauson
  Gained: Antwan Barnes, Mike Goodson
     
PITTSBURGH Lost: Keenan Lewis, Rashard Mendenhall, Ryan Mundy, Mike Wallace
  Gained: Bruce Gradkowski
     
SAN FRANCISCO Lost: Ted Ginn, Dashon Goldson, Ricky Jean Francois, Isaac Sopoaga, Delanie Walker
  Gained: Craig Dahl, Phil Dawson, Glenn Dorsey, Dan Skuta
     
ST. LOUIS Lost: Danny Amendola, Craig Dahl, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Gibson, Robert Turner
  Gained: Jared Cook, Jake Long
     

 

TOTAL 2014 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS

                                                            

Baltimore

4

New York Jets

4

Atlanta

3

Dallas

3

Houston

3

Pittsburgh

3

St. Louis

3

Cincinnati

2

Detroit

2

Green Bay

2

New England

1

New York Giants

1

San Francisco

1

TOTAL

32

 

NFL CLUB SUMMARY OF COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS, 1994-2014 *

 

Baltimore

41

Dallas

33

Green Bay

33

Philadelphia

30

Tennessee ***

30

St. Louis **

30

Pittsburgh

29

New England

27

Buffalo

26

NY Giants

23

San Francisco

23

Cincinnati

22

Indianapolis

20

Seattle

20

Detroit

19

Jacksonville

19

Atlanta

18

Leave a comment Comments → 21
  1. San Francisco is in trade talks with Houston to send Colin Kaepernick to the Texans for their #1 overall pick in this years NFL Draft, with the eventual goal of possessing 18 picks in the draft’s first 3 rounds.

    Our rivals do have some draft ammo this year.

    Is it just me or is the 2014 NFC West shaping up to be one of the toughest divisions in NFL history?

  2. Glossman says:

    @Galena,

    Do you have a link for the rumor re: Krappernick? I didn’t see it on Pro Football Runors.

  3. Crazy, if true.

  4. Off topic, I hate the idea of teams getting picks for losing players. I think it’s stupid.

    If anything, it’s the fault of the team for losing a player they drafted (and now can’t afford).

    I think of our own Percy Harvin trade: Is it the fault of ET, Sherm, Wilson, or Wagner that the Hawks gave Harvin over $60 million last year (so they couldn’t draft players who’d make minimal value)? I’d say ‘no.’ But people will complain in the next few years when we can’t afford all of “our own” when we knowingly went out and paid someone a lot of money who wasn’t one of “our own” when we knew we’d eventually need to want to pay “our own.”

  5. I agree Bobbyk. I would rather Seattle not traded for Harvin, paid Tate, and traded up a little to get Cordarrelle Patterson. No guarantee that would have all worked out, but its not consistent with their message to make Harvin the highest paid player on the team before he even suited up, then let good players like Tate walk away. Its bound to cost them some credibility in the locker room. We’ve already seen that in comments from Tate, Baldwin and Thurmond.

    But Harvin is an electric player. As long as he stays healthy and works hard, I will support him. I just shake my head over his pay though…They really value him almost three times more than Tate? Wow…

  6. Patterson actually went after our supposed pick. The Queens actually took a CB with the pick we gave them.

  7. Guys I was just kidding about Kaep to illustrate that the 49ers now have 6 picks in the first 3 rounds after the comp pick award. If they are ever going to go “all in” I would expect it to be now. If they don’t want to fork over the loot though I wonder what they would get for CK. Would you rather have Blake Bortles or Colin Kaepernick with the first pick? Money aside of course.

    Like you guys I felt ill trading several draft picks for and additionally committing huge sums of money to Percy Harvin. My sole justification for that trade was and is, win it all and it was worth it, anything less it was not.

  8. tylerwyler says:

    Thanks for the totally *helpful “illustration…”

  9. ChrisHolmes says:

    “Would you rather have Blake Bortles or Colin Kaepernick with the first pick? Money aside of course.”

    I’d rather have Teddy Bridgewater.

  10. Someone wrote about the effect that a quarterback’s name has on their potential to be great, good, etc. If I remember right they wrote that Joe Montana probably had the best qb name. As an example of lame names, Blain Gabbert came up. The article closed to the tune of “Don’t say I didn’t warn you about Blake Bortles.”

  11. As bad as Kaepernick chokes against us, especially in Seattle, he still has home run potential with his legs and a laser rocket arm. The potential is there, so I would welcome his exit from our division. Even if the Niners select Bortles or Manziel, it will set their franchise back a few years as they develop, conveniently unfolding during our current “window”. Alas, I don’t think Baalke has the stones to pull the trigger on a deal like that.

    It introduces a novel concept, however. Build a dominant, fierce defense, and let the franchise quarterback go in free agency after the affordable rookie contract is up. Ponder it for a second, if you have enough confidence in your drafting acumen and enough coaching moxie, you could continually reopen your window every few years, because you don’t have the colossal monster franchise qb contract hanging like an albatross around your neck.

  12. The key to all that is determining whether you have a franchise quarterback to begin with. If you do have one like we now do, your championship window stays open for as long as that guy is on your team. So I would never let go of a Brady, Rodgers, Brees, Wilson or P. Manning (though he was let go with Luck coming on board) because they are too damn hard to find. We waited over 30 years to find ours.

    Is CK a franchise QB? He certainly does have home run potential. What makes it tough to judge is that SF’s Offensive line has been so good. We’ve seen what pressure does to him. Of course Manning fared even worse facing that pressure. I do believe that CK is one of, if not thee most physically gifted QBs in the league. What keeps him from being a “franchise” QB, so far at least, is his processing speed. He’s not seeing and responding at the top, elite level of the guys mentioned above. Is he worth huge money or does that ultimately set back your team?

    It would be a gigantic ballsy move to ship him off. I would welcome it too.

  13. HawkfaninMT says:

    Well if the Niners are getting a 3rd for losing 2 guys that started this last season, the Hawks should get a haul next year!

    I realize that projecting these is a crapshoot, but does it make them any more likely to trade picks in next years draft for this years?

  14. ChrisHolmes says:

    Kaepernick is not a franchise QB, IMO.

    I think, when his career is over, he’ll be remember in a way similar to the way Michael Vick will be remembered – as an incredibly athletic quarterback who never got over the hump as a pure passer and decision maker.

    Vick has always been incredibly gifted. He’s always had the laser-rocket arm and the mobility. But he has struggled, throughout his career, to be accurate, avoid turnovers, and make good decisions at the LOS.

    Kaepernick is the same guy. Great, strong arm, probably a bit more accurate than Vick, and certainly mobile with all the pure athleticism you could want.

    But he’s a 1st-read QB who struggles to identify open receivers in his progressions and make sound decisions from the pocket. He’s inconsistent as a pocket passer, and I don’t think he’s going to grow into that. And he has issues with turnovers, like Vick has always had.

    Kaepernick certainly is talented and he could totally prove me wrong. I am not fortune teller. He could go down the path of another 49er QB and have a career arc that is more Steve Young and less Michael Vick. Young started out as a guy who was very mobile and used his athletic skills to make plays. But he eventually wised up and learned the pocket-passing game. It made his career a hall of fame career.

    The difference, I think, is that Steve Young was (and remains) a very cerebral guy. He’s incredibly intelligent. So he possessed the mental aptitude to grow into the pocket-passer, expert-decision-maker role that a franchise QB must own.

    I don’t think of Kaepernick as a cerebral guy. In all the interviews I’ve seen with him, he strikes me as an average to below-average IQ guy. He’s athletically gifted and a hard-worker; a gym-rat type of guy. But that will only get you through the first part of your career. Eventually, to be a true franchise guy, you have to evolve into the cerebral passing QB, like Brees, Rogers, Manning, Brady, Marino, Montana, etc.

    So my assessment is – I don’t see him being the franchise, elite-level QB that his physical skills could allow him to be. I think he’s mental side is going to hold him back, just like Vick.

  15. wazzulander says:

    I think that’s a pretty accurate assessment of Kapernick by ChrisHolmes, however I would say one other major difference between Vick and Kapernick is that Kap avoids taking big hits. Vick takes more big hits in one game than Kap has in his career so far, and if Vick could remain healthy we might be thinking of him as a upper level QB. Its also no picnic for Kap or RW (or our O-line) to go against these NFC West defenses the past couple years.

  16. DJammmer says:

    I disagree w/ that comp picks suck, or are unfair. Some teams are good at identifying and developing talent. Some teams are not. When the teams that are good at identifying/developing talent acquire more than they can keep… the extra talent moves to the teams that can’t identify/develop talent… and then the teams that are good at identifying/developing get more chances to do it.

    It’s like bringing balance to the force or something like that. It’s all good for the league to let teams that are good a developing talent, get more chances for developing talent. And the teams that aren’t good at it are trusted with less draft picks that they will inevitably mess up… they’ll just have to sign more free agents.

    The system reinforces teams to do more of what they do. If a team mostly acquires talent through free agency… then the system reinforces that. If they mostly acquire talent through drafting… it reinforces that.

  17. DJammmer says:

    But for the Seahawks… I’m happy to be moving to the other side of the comp picks equation. For 20 years, we’ve averaged 1 comp pick a year. Where some teams have averaged two. Some teams (9ers, Packers, Ravers) have averaged 2.5-3 for the last 4 years.

    Look at Baltimore above. That is a good illustration of where Seahawks can be next year. Baltimore won the Super Bowl 2 years ago. Seahawks last year. (You could almost say Baltimore is one year ahead.)

    Look at Balimore’s comp pick load:
    4 extra picks
    1 extra 3rd.
    2 extra 4ths.
    1 extra 5th
    For potentially 11 picks. (not sure if they traded any.)
    So, something like:
    1 1st
    1 2nd
    2 3rds
    3 4ths
    2 5ths
    1 6th
    1 7th.

    You can’t tell me next years seahawks draft won’t be exciting with that kind of load? I’d have to take day 2 of the draft off of work.
    And with the way Pete & John draft… there would be a good chance of getting some starters with that load (which might be needed for LBs, and OL, DLs one year from now.)

  18. letsworkitout says:

    Did you know Kap had a 4.0 in high school? He is actually very intelligent. He just isn’t polished like Wilson who grew up in a private school and a dad who was a lawyer.

  19. DJammmer says:

    And Baltamore’s load was for losing 4, and acquiring none… for a net of 4 lost.

    So far, Seattle has lost 8 (Tate, McDonald, Thurmond, Giacomini, McQuistan, Browner, Maragos, Cox), and acquired 2 (Price, Schilling)… for a net of 6 lost.

    And given some of the contracts the departing seahawks players signed, as well as the fact that many of them will be starters (don’t know if it is contract or playtime that gets you higher comp picks)… I think the seahawks are looking at the potential for some higher round picks w/ their comp picks.

  20. ChrisHolmes says:

    @letsworkitout

    Wow, and he scored a 37 on the Wonderlic. I did not know that.

    A 37 gets you into Mensa.

    Clearly, I am way off target on Kaepernick’s gray matter then.

    Shows what I know =P

    Well, since he’s smart (and I like smart QB’s) then I’ll revise my opinion. Maybe he’s more Steve Young and less Michael Vick.

    In which case, we have several years of Kaepernick vs. Wilson battles to look forward to. Hopefully they are as memorable as Manning vs. Brady.

    And we’re Brady.

  21. Kaepernick is intelligent. Very. But he’s an immature, annoying D-bag. Just compare his Instagram with RW’s.

    Time will tell if he develops. He got better last season, and wasnt always a one-read-and-run guy anymore.

    Just so long as we beat him at least once in regular season, and keep beating them in the playoffs.

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