Posted by Sam
Someone asked me about comp picks. By my count, we will get two.
We lost two free agents who, as I understand it, will qualify for the comp pick equation: Jason Babin and Sean Jones. Neither was paid much as part of their new deal, more than $1 million per year, but less than $2 million.
The Eagles didn't sign anyone who will qualify; everyone they signed was either released, was a restricted free agent, or was signed after the cut-off date.
Thus, there are two picks coming. Because Babin and Jones were paid so little, and because that is the primary driver of comp picks, not performance, I would expect to receive a 7th round pick for each.
A couple of last CBA links before I go. Mike Florio did a review of 10 things you need to know about the lockout. It is somewhat sensationalized, though grounded in fact. However, he followed up with a nice post which summarizes exactly my current thinking on the CBA:
instead of complaining about the NFL refusing to give the union financial information to support the need for a new labor deal, the union should say, “They’re not giving it to us because there really isn’t a need for a new labor deal. They just can’t figure out how to share their cut of the money so they want to take more from us.”
Second, Maury Brown followed up his original article (which I may have linked in my last piece) with a new one that pushes the discussion forward. I'd read all four of those links if you want some of the most straightforward thought about the current process. And for those of you who are interested, anything else that may come across my path in the future, I will make sure to push out on Twitter (@shlynch).