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Old 01-14-2012   #12
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Default Re: 2012 Draft Compensatory Pick Projections

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Originally Posted by TexanSam View Post
Did we get a pick when Dunta Robinson signed with the Falcons?
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Originally Posted by steelbtexan View Post
Yes, the last pick in the draft.

Ozu... wharever his name was, from Rice.

Alot of people wanted the Texans to draft Herzlich.
no no no no...

John McClain initially reported that we got a 7th round comp pick for losing Dunta, but he was, as usual, incorrect. We did not receive anything for Dunta because we signed Wade Smith and Neil Rackers. Both qualifying FA's, while losing only 1, so there cannot be any comp picks awarded in that case. It doesn't matter if you lost a 3rd round pick graded player, if you signed more qualifying FA's (even if they are all 7th's) you simply get nothing.

If we had signed just Wade Smith, we may have been in line to garner a net comp pick worth a 5-7th because the incoming player was a lesser tier FA than the outgoing one. But that didn't happen.

There are always 32 comp picks awarded each year, no more, no less. If there aren't enough qualifying comp picks for FA losses, then the extras are added at the end of the 7th round, after awarded 7th comp picks, and it goes in order of the first round. Since we picked 11th in the draft, and only 21 comp picks were awarded, we got one of the left over picks that come at the very end of the draft. We picked Mr. Irrelevant Cheta Ozowuago with it, who is no longer with the team.

tl;dr We did not get anything for Dunta.
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