The NFL deadline for free agents impacting the comp pick formula was 1 p.m. PT today. After that deadline, free agent additions will not impact the addition/subtraction formula that impacts 2019 NFL Draft compensatory picks. Now that the deadline has passed, we now know that the 49ers are unlikely to receive any comp picks in next year’s draft.
Over The Cap tracks free agent moves to figure out who will lead to comp picks. The 49ers signed four free agents and lost seven free agents (per OTC’s cancellation chart). Although they had three more losses than gains, none of the three are likely of sufficient contract value as to result in comp picks.
Based on OTC’s formula, the 49ers additions result as follows (pick value in parenthesis):
Carlos Hyde (6th) CANCELS OUT Weston Richburg (4th)
Brandon Fusco (6th) CANCEL OUT Jerick McKinnon (5th)
Aaron Lynch (6th) CANCEL OUT Jonathan Cooper (6th)
Dontae Johnson (7th) CANCEL OUT Jeremiah Attaochu (7th)
Tank Carradine (7th)
Leon Hall (7th)
Logan Paulsen (7th)
The league hands out a total of 32 total picks. If there was no limit on comp picks, the 49ers would be looking at three additional seventh round picks. Instead, given the contracts of free agent losses for other teams, all three fall below the necessary threshold.
Earlier today we talked about how Zane Beadles’ release marked the last of Trent Baalke’s free agent additions. I suppose the lack of comp picks will offer one more kick in the pants for us this year. John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan have been overhauling a roster left barren by Trent Baalke’s poor personnel skills. At some point the team, will reach a point where it will be spending less year-in and year-out on free agent additions. At that point, the comp picks will flow!