Originally Posted by ObsiWan
Is there a limit to how many comp picks that are handed out; overall and per round?
Overall (league wide) there will be 32 compensation picks handed out. If there are not 32 picks allocated to compensate for lost free agents, the remaining will be given to the teams with the worst records/highest draft positions at the end of the 7th round. The Texans have received a few picks due to this circumstance.
An individual team is allowed a maximum of 4 compensatory selections. Even if the Texans were +5 in lost qualifying free agents (Mario, Briesel, Allen, Dreessen, Rackers lost while signing none), the Texans would only receive 4 picks.
There is not a maximum number of picks per round. What round the pick is awarded is determined by some formula involving the player's contract and performance that is only known by the league and some math whiz that once posted on the kffl forum. Even the teams themselves don't know the formula.