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:

33395Houston Texans
33496Kansas City Chiefs
33597Tennessee Titans
433130Baltimore Ravens
434131San Francisco 49ers
435132Detroit Lions
436133Atlanta Falcons
533166Miami Dolphins
534167Green Bay Packers
535168Baltimore Ravens
633201Houston Texans
634202Tennessee Titans
635203Baltimore Ravens
636204Kansas City Chiefs
637205Oakland Raiders
638206Pittsburgh Steelers
733239Philadelphia Eagles
734240Cincinnati Bengals
735241Seattle Seahawks
736242Seattle Seahawks
737243Atlanta Falcons
738244Atlanta Falcons
739245Detroit Lions

  • RW

    Good. We need it.

  • steeltown


  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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