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Compensatory Draft Picks 2012

 

The Raiders have focused on resigning/extending their own players and only grabbed a few UFA's from other teams.  Because of that the team is poised to pick up a few extra draft picks next year.

Lost: Nnamdi Asomugha ($12M per year average), Zach Miller ($6.8M), Robert Gallery (est $6M), Thomas Howard ($3.25M), Bruce Gradkowski (est $2M)

Signed: Kevin Boss ($4M), Trent Edwards ($1.8M), Stephon Heyer ($1.7M)

Note: Johnnie Lee Higgins’ deal was too low to qualify

 

The signings of Boss and Howard probably offset, as should the Edwards-Gradkowski swap.  Hopefully Heyer is cut so we don’t end up with a 7th when we could have had a 4th round pick for one of the guys we lost.  This leaves Asomugha (projected 3rd round comp pick), Miller (4th) and Gallery (4th).  That will help a lot considering we already don’t have our 2nd rounder (traded to NE during the 2011 draft) or 4th rounder (traded to WAS for QB Jason Campbell) next year.

 

UPDATE 9/10/11:

With the release of Trent Edwards before the start of the regular season, the team is now +2 in UFA's lost vs signed.  The average salaries were not totally correct, so here are the new numbers:

 

Lost: Nnamdi Asomugha ($12M; 3rd round comp ), Zach Miller ($6.8M; 3rd or 4th), Robert Gallery ($5M; offset by Boss), Thomas Howard ($2.25M, 7th), Bruce Gradkowski ($2M, offset by Heyer)

Signed: Kevin Boss ($4M), Stephon Heyer ($1.7M)

 

Final comp slotting will depend somewhat on playing time and Pro Bowl honors, so this is still very preliminary.

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