Apr 27, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers second round draft pick Manti Te

Chargers Projected to Receive 7th Round Compensatory Pick


The San Diego Chargers need to build through the NFL Draft. Tom Telesco put together a decent crop of players last season with his draft. He will be looking to build on it with this coming draft.

It doesn’t seem that the Chargers will be getting back much in terms of compensatory picks this time around.

Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com has been very accurate with his projections in the past and he has released his projections for the coming draft. The formula for getting compensatory picks is complicated (crazy), but Kempski seems to have broken the code.

Here are some of the basic rules to the comp picks (Philly.com):

1. Lost players that are cut or not tendered as RFAs and ERFAs do not qualify.

2. Lost players that were picked up during the season the year before do not qualify.

3. Signed players that are released before midseason do not qualify.

4. Players earning low minimum salaries do not qualify.

5. Each player signed cancels out one player lost.

6. The round of the pick awarded is primarily determined by the annual value of the contract signed. Signed players cancel out lost players with equal contracts, then lower contracts, before canceling out higher contracts.

For the coming draft, the Chargers are projected to receive a 7th round draft pick.

Here are the list of additions and subtractions from last offseason:

San Diego

Lost: Vasquez ($5.9m), Cason ($2m), V. Martin ($2m), Barnes ($1.3m), Jammer ($1.1m), A. Franklin ($1.1m), S. Phillips ($1m)

Signed: Cox ($5m), Freeney ($4.4m – IR), Dunlap ($2m), Woodhead ($1.8m), J. Phillips ($1.75m), Rinehart ($1.75m), Ohrnberger ($675k)*

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  • mike

    Lol so signing Cox cost us money AND probably something like a 4th round pick. That’s kinda funny in a Charger sort of way.

  • bolt up!

    Erin henderson linebacker from vikings got released today hes actually really good

    • Gunnar Martin

      Oooh. That’s interesting. I’ll have to check if he can play in a 3-4 or not.

      • bolt up!

        Yea I said the same thing but I hope he is a 3-4 guy

        • Gunnar Martin

          Well Minnesota runs a 4-3, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be able to play ILB in our 3-4…

  • Gunnar Martin

    A 7th rounder seems about right. Better than nothing.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Maybe we’ll get another stormin mormon.. lol. I’m all about it!!! :-)

      • Julien Bélair

        mormon are hard nose player. I love it

      • Gunnar Martin

        Yes! Hey, if all TT does is get guys with funky names, draft major steals, and pick up a couple Mormon studs every year, then I’ll let him stay in town as long as he so desires. LOL