Patriots Compensatory Draft Picks

Following some really good discussion at PatsFans.com and Adam’s NFL Site, we feel confident in projecting that the Patriots will receive the following compensatory draft picks in 2009.

3rd Round Compensatory Pick – From Asante Samuel
Samuel’s $9 million average salary easily qualifies for a 3rd Rounder.

4th Round Compensatory Pick
– From Donte Stallworth
Stallworth’s $5 million average salary is on the border of a 4th or 5th Rounder.

6th Round Compensatory Pick – From Randall Gay
Gay’s $3 million average salary puts him on the border of a 5th or 6th Rounder.

Adding these picks to our current stock of 3 first day picks (including San Diego’s 2nd Rounder) should allow us to get younger at certain positions while giving us ammunition to move around. These compensatory picks can’t be traded, but they would allow us to trade other picks to move up or to stockpile picks for next year.

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2 Responses to “Patriots Compensatory Draft Picks”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The compensatory picks are not only based on salary, but also performance(pro bowl) and playing time(snaps). Also, you must factor in who the Pats brought in to the fold via F.A. It is very uncommon to get a 3rd, but it might happen because Samuel is exceptional. I am thinking 4th and 6th.

  2. Sean (NE Patriots Examiner) says:

    An extra 3rd and 4th round pick would be nice. The Pats need to get younger and quicker on defense. A few more Jerod Mayos would be nice. -Sean

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