Compensatory draft picks are awarded by the league based on the net loss of free agents during the free agent period. The picks are usually round 4-7 and a team can receive a maximum of four.
Compensatory picks are received from the signing team when someone signs away one of your RFAs that you have already tendered.
If Payne and Bradford are not re-signed and that loss is not offset by new free agent signings, then the NFL top secret formula kicks in and determines what draft picks the Texans will get in return.
Last edited by aj.; 02-09-2005 at 10:01 PM.