Hey guys, I was checking out the mock draft section and one poster mentioned a comp pick for the loss of A.Ross. That got me thinking about this subject because my knee-jerk reaction was that we probably wouldn't receive any this year due to a couple factors...
Here's how it looks
Aaron Ross - signed 3 year / 15 mil contract; but only started 9 games
Mario Manningham - signed 2 year / 10 mil contract; started 10 games
Jon Goff - signed 1 year minimum deal; IR before season started
Martellus Bennett - signed 1 year / 1.8 mil contract; started 16 games
Stevie Brown - claimed off waivers / minimum deal; started 11 games
Sean Locklear - signed 1 year / vet minimum deal; started 10 games credit to shane4177
So, is it within reason that we receive a comp pick? Maybe. If we do I don't expect it being higher than a 6th, but I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't get one at all. If anyone can think of a free agent that we picked up other than Brown and Bennett let me know.
By the way, the NFL determines comp picks based on an inequity of free agents lost vs. gained, but contract value and playing time are heavily considered in the decision. Some kind of elaborate equation is used.