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Steelers Receive Sixth Round Compensatory Pick In The 2013 NFL Draft


The 2013 NFL compensatory draft picks were announced on Monday at the annual NFL owners\' meeting and the Pittsburgh Steelers received a sixth-round compensatory pick for their loss of cornerback William Gay to the Arizona Cardinals during the free agency signing period last off-season.

The picks is the 38th in the sixth round and the 206th overall.

Even though the Steelers did sign Kansas City Chiefs unrestricted free agent tight end Leonard Pope last off-season, it was not enough to offset Gay, who signed a two-year, $3.2 million contract with the Cardinals. Gay also played over 1,000 snaps on defense for the Cardinals in 2012, while Pope played less than 100 on offense for the Steelers.

Under the rules for compensatory draft picks, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. The formula used to determine these picks is based on salary, playing time and postseason honors and it was developed several years ago by the NFL Management Council.

Compensatory draft picks cannot be traded.

The following 2013 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

ROUND CHOICE OVERALL TEAM
3 33 95 Houston Texans
3 34 96 Kansas City Chiefs
3 35 97 Tennessee Titans
4 33 130 Baltimore Ravens
4 34 131 San Francisco 49ers
4 35 132 Detroit Lions
4 36 133 Atlanta Falcons
5 33 166 Miami Dolphins
5 34 167 Green Bay Packers
5 35 168 Baltimore Ravens
6 33 201 Houston Texans
6 34 202 Tennessee Titans
6 35 203 Baltimore Ravens
6 36 204 Kansas City Chiefs
6 37 205 Oakland Raiders
6 38 206 Pittsburgh Steelers
7 33 239 Philadelphia Eagles
7 34 240 Cincinnati Bengals
7 35 241 Seattle Seahawks
7 36 242 Seattle Seahawks
7 37 243 Atlanta Falcons
7 38 244 Atlanta Falcons
7 39 245 Detroit Lions

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  • RW

    Good. We need it.

  • steeltown

    Sweet!

  • CliffFloyd30

    Was expecting a 7th. I’ll take it!

  • Kevin Gobleck

    All those little things just always seem to help.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    you stole my words

  • zyzak

    William Gay returns the favor.

  • dgh57

    A 6th is better than a 7th I was expecting, I’ll take it!!

  • LucasY59

    maybe the same thing will happen with Lewis next year except they get a 3rd or 4th rounder

  • John Hinton

    We’ll gladly take it!

  • Superdriller316

    Looks like Gay wasn’t that bad last year after all. 6th is way better than a 7th. Next year should be a lot better

  • steeltown

    The Saints pass defense was terrible last season, I fully expect them to utilize Lewis, he should if he stays healthy in all likelihood bring a 3rd or 4th

  • TrueSteelerForLife

    Sucks that the Ravens are getting a 4th, a 5th, a 6th. I guess one is for Redding another one for Zbikowski and not sure what else for. We should definately be set next year. Wallace and Lewis and dont forget Mendy

  • LucasY59

    The linebacker that went to the chargers is the 3rd FA that the ravens lost last year

    It will be good to get the extra picks next year. too bad the ravens will be getting quite a few picks next year as well.

  • http://twitter.com/AndrettiJETS Andretti JETS

    Houston lost Williams, so I see the third rounder.

    Brandon Carr & Finnegan also fetched third rounders?

    Baltimore has a very interesting approach of signing and letting go of big name players… and picking up a ransom of picks along the way.

  • LucasY59

    I was joking about how Gay went to AZ then came back and still gained the extra pick. I don’t really expect the Saints will cut Lewis, hope he does really well so the comp pick is a 3rd next year

  • http://twitter.com/AndrettiJETS Andretti JETS

    Probably a 3rd for Wallace, 4th for Lewis & 6/7th for Mendy. Let’s just hope ‘Ol Brucey doesn’t count against any of our departures.

  • steeltown

    Yea lets hope.. if that were the case it would more than likely mean Ben was injured and Bruce accumulated a high amount of offensive snaps

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