Saints currently in line for a 3rd round comp pick in 2021 (1 Viewer)

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As long as we don't sign any big name unrestricted free agents, we should be good. A signing like Malcolm Jenkins does not effect this exercise, as he was a cut player.

There are many teams that have mastered this art, and intentionally only sign cut players or trade for veteran talent, and we may finally see our Saints land a pick from this system. Long way to go though.
 

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I'd have to look more into the details of his previous deal with the Eagles and the compensatory calcs, but was Jenkins actually cut, or was his option simply not picked up making him an URFA?
 

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I'd have to look more into the details of his previous deal with the Eagles and the compensatory calcs, but was Jenkins actually cut, or was his option simply not picked up making him an URFA?
For a few years now, there's no difference. Players with declined options are treated as if they were simply released.

 
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We may be in line for two high picks with the potential loss of Bell unless this means a potential trade of Williams. Then maybe a late round for Klein.
 

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We may be in line for two high picks with the potential loss of Bell unless this means a potential trade of Williams. Then maybe a late round for Klein.
As things stand at the moment we'll get a third for Bridgewater and a sixth for Klein. Likely a fourth or fifth for Bell, depending on how much his contract is worth annually.
 

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I'll believe it when I see it - that formula somehow never works in our favor.
That's because the Saints have historically valued retaining their own guys, and being aggressive in bringing in guys from outside. The usual salary cap tightness combined with the unusually high number of core players whose deals expire this year and next, is going to limit the Saints' ability to do either of the things in the previous sentence.

Of course, it remains to be seen exactly who all else we lose and who we gain. We could still work some more numbers magic, sign a couple of key guys that weren't cut, and cancel out all our draft picks. At this point I think that's far less likely than it usually is, though. Signing guys now not only cancels our comp picks, it will jeopardize our ability to retain crucial pieces next year.

In short, I don't think we cared about the picks before nor do we greatly care about them now. It's more about prioritizing the studs we have over the allure of a new toy or two. And doing the latter will happen to net us some picks to boot.
 

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So, we want Bell to sign the biggest contract possible with another team to gain an additional comp pick? The size of the contract is a factor?

For the record I wanted to re-sign Bell before the Jenkins addition.
 

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So, we want Bell to sign the biggest contract possible with another team to gain an additional comp pick? The size of the contract is a factor?
Yes, it's the average amount of the contract per year. So if he's not coming back, which he pretty clearly isn't we should hope he truly gets paid--especially if going to a rival.
 

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Yes, it's the average amount of the contract per year. So if he's not coming back, which he pretty clearly isn't we should hope he truly gets paid--especially if going to a rival.
But the round is based on previous performance or contract amount? Does performance in 2020 become the biggest factor, or the players performance before signing the contract?
 

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Once we pay a lot of money for Jenkins and perhaps other free agents, the value of this comp pick will drop, right?
 

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But the round is based on previous performance or contract amount? Does performance in 2020 become the biggest factor, or the players performance before signing the contract?
It's the contract amount per year. The real change for this year is that things like workout bonuses, playing incentives, and escalators now count as part of the average value. Before, those things didn't count, and a few of the teams who played the comp game structured contracts to their advantage.
 

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