Steelers Projected To Receive Seventh Round Compensatory Draft Pick

Compensatory draft picks for the 2013 NFL draft are usually announced at the NFL owner\’s meetings, which this year take place in Arizona on March 17-20. The formula for figuring out compensatory draft picks has never been released, but that doesn\’t stop people from trying to crack the code just the same.

The Pittsburgh Steelers only lost one unrestricted free agent last season when cornerback William Gay signed a two-year, $3.2 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals. The Steelers did sign unrestricted free agent tight end Leonard Pope, but he shouldn\’t count in the formula being as it was a minimum contract that he agreed to.

One site has done projections for all of the compensatory draft picks that will be forthcoming in a matter of weeks and they have the Steelers receiving a seventh-round compensatory pick for the loss off Gay. That really sounds about right and I would be surprised if it comes in any higher than that.

Last year the Steelers were awarded three compensatory draft picks and all three were of the seventh round variety. It is important to remember that these compensatory picks will be added onto the end of the originally scheduled picks in that round and these picks also may not be traded.

  • untitled

    Does Mewelde Moore not count?

  • steeltown

    Nice.. normally would not put to much into this sort of thing, but hell last year we got Beachum and Paulson in the 7th Rd

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  • WilliamSekinger

    I’m not too sure. Gay’s starting status all last year coupled with his salary could very well bring a 6th rounder. We’ll just have to wait and see I guess.

  • steeltown

    I thought it might as well.. would be nice

  • untitled

    Was it because the colts signed him late or just because he didnt do enough?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Just getting xtra picks are good…bring it on!!!

  • Now we get Gay back AND a 7th Rounder (For the loss of Gay). Fine with me.

  • Probably because he was not Drafted by the Steelers. The Vikings (since they drafted him?) probably got the Comp Pick when the Steelers signed him as a Free agent years ago.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    So next year we could possibly get a 3rd. Rounder for Wallace?

  • SteelSpine

    Good catch. It’s so ironic it’s funny.
    This makes me wonder what dead weight players can we let go to “Steelers West” for one year to then get the player back plus a comp pick, hmm.

  • steeltown

    We should almost certainly acquire a 3rd Rder.. it all depends on the players new salary and playing time and its a definite that Wallace will be starting wherever he goes and there is no chance that the Steelers sign a FA of equal value

  • Exactly! Get them back after a year rental at bargain price and receive the comp pick. Love it!

  • untitled

    No because I think last year they got a pick for Fox.