Seattle Seahawks Will Likely Get 2 Compensatory Picks For 2013 Draft
It now appears the Seahawks will have 12 picks in April’s draft. They have 10 now, and are likely to be awarded 2 compensatory picks because of free agents who left a year ago.
I need to make sure to give credit to the guys over at Blogging the Beast, who are the ones who have figured all this stuff out. It isn’t a simple algorithm, and required a lot of digging through contracts in order to get it right. Luckily, they have a good system and have been very accurate in the past, so I trust their work here.
The result is that the Seahawks mostly likely will be awarded 2 additional 7th round draft choices. One for Charlie Whitehurst, and the other for Atari Bigby. I had hoped that the Whitehurst contract would end up giving the Seahawks a 6th rounder pick, but it doesn’t appear it will.
The Seahawks lost other players, but those were “cancelled out” by players they signed. here’s the list:
Free Agents who left: Carlson (5 yr $25 million), Hawthorne (5 yr $19.5 million), Whitehurst (2 yr $4 millon), Bigby (2 yr $2.5 million)
Free Agents signed: Flynn (3 yr $19.5 – 26.5 million), Jason Jones (1 yr $4.5 million)
The threshold level for getting a compensatory draft pick appears to be $890k in year;y salary. Players who leave and signed a contract for less than that do not result in a pick being awarded.
Compensatory picks cannot be traded.
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