TJJackson Posted April 16, 2007 Report Share Posted April 16, 2007 ADVANCE NOTICE: Yes, I already started this topic in an older thread. However, it was my intent to continually update the opening post as we lost or gained free agents. Today, I tried to update the opening post of the original thread to reflect the loss of Anthony Wright, but was unable to do so.....ergo, I have started this new thread. Sorry.-----(*)-----I'm going to use this thread to track a guesstimate - based on the fact that it appears the Bengals are bound and determined to see a large net loss of free agents - of what compensatory picks the Bengal will be awarded in the 2008 draft.I'll keep editing this first post as we lose more free agents (expected) and sign free agents (yeah right!)It should be understood that the picks range from r3 to r7, there are 32 of them, and no team can accumulate more than 4 of them. I believe there are 8 picks awarded in each round, so to get a r3 pick, the loss has to be one of the 8 biggest. The loss of Adalius Thomas by the Ravens is (for example) arguably the biggest signing this season, but Steinbach was rated in the top 10 free agents (some rated him as high as #3) by most publications I reviewed, and therefore I consider his loss likely to earn us a r3 pick that said, on with the guesstimatePick 1 - r3 - comp for the loss of Eric Steinbach (Cleveland) - no offsetting FA signed by Bengals Pick 2 - r4 - comp for the loss of Tory James and Kelly Washington (New England) - no offsetting FA signed by BengalsPick 3 - r6 - comp for the loss of Kevin Kaesviharn (New Orleans) - no offsetting FA signed by BengalsPick 4 - r7 - comp for the loss of Anthony Wright (NY Giants) - no offseting FA signed by Bengals Offsets - loss of Tony Stewart and Marcus Wilkins offset (mostly) by signing of OG\C Alex Stepanovich Not applicable - loss of Brian Simmons - Brian was cut a day or two before FA startedNot applicable - any RFA loss - the material I've read indicates that *only* UFA gain/losses are considered for this purposeNot sure why the Bengals didn't just let someone sign Brian Simmons away instead, thereby earning the possibility of another pick. Then again, the general management of the Bengals leaves much to be desired, even in the Marvin era. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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