The Jacksonville Jaguars may end up with eight picks in April’s draft, at least that’s the thinking behind ct17′s work at “Blogging the bEast.”
C.T did some solid work on compensatory picks last season and if his work is to be trusted again this season, then it looks like the Jags are in line to receive one additional seventh round selection. The Kansas City Chiefs will likely also be getting one additional seventh round pick. They are the only other team likely to get an “additional pick” not based on compensation due to player contracts. There is to always be a total of 32 compensatory picks handed out and if there are not 32 then the teams at the bottom of the standings will be handed an additional seventh round pick until 32 picks have been awarded. If C.T. is correct in his prediction, then only KC and Jacksonville will gain these. Oakland would be the next to get an additional pick if there are more to be awarded.
The Jags will not be getting a compensatory pick for any free agents that left during the offseason because the team also managed to sign players to balance it out. It may not be much, but as Dave Caldwell begins to shape the roster the way he wants, I can only imagine that he will be happy to get one more guy in black and teal.
Thanks to C.T. and the guys at Blogging the bEast, too bad the Jags just aren’t getting anything this year.
- Luke N. Sims
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