Originally Posted by 76Texan
OK, so we know the NFL award a maximum 32 comp picks each year.
For the sake of simplicity, let's say there are 14 teams that somehow lose 2 more qualifying players than they sign. And let's say they are all at higher level of losses such that those 14 teams are awarded 28 comp picks total.
There are 4 possible comp picks left.
The Texans lose 4, sign 1
The Jets lose 4, sign 1
The Eagles lose 4, sign 1
How many comp picks do each of these 3 teams get?
The 14 teams that lose a net 2 would not supersede the 3 teams that lose net 3. So your premise is off. What would likely happen is the teams that lost the top 32 players in terms of largest contract amounts/year would get the comp picks. In your scenario, the players who signed for lowest 5 contracts/year would not be compensated for.