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Apr 27, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster talks with the media about first round draft pick and twentieth 2012 NFL draft pick Kendall Wright (not pictured) during a press conference in the Titans Training facility at Baptist Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans to Hit Compensatory Pick Jackpot?


The Tennessee Titans could be rewarded handsomely with some compensatory picks in the 2013 NFL draft if Blogging the bEast’s calculations are correct.

According to their chart, the Titans should be awarded a 3rd, 5th, and 7th round compensatory pick thanks to the loss of CB Cortland Finnegan, DL Jason Jones, and DE William Hayes.

At first I didn’t agree, thinking back to the Titans signing DE Kamerion Wimbley and OL Steve Hutchinson, but they were both cut by their teams, which makes their signings not count against the compensatory picks formula, which BTB was also kind enough to simplify:

1. Players that are cut or not tendered as RFAs and ERFAs are not counted.

2. Players earning low minimum salaries do not count.

3. Each player signed cancels out one player lost.

4. The round of the pick awarded is primarily determined by the annual value of the contract signed.  Signed players cancel out lost players with equal contracts, then lower contracts, before canceling out higher contracts.

They were also kind enough to sum up the Titans losses:


The Titans only have 6 picks without any compensatory picks, thanks to trading back into the draft to get DE Scott Solomon in 2012. Getting a 3rd and 5th degree would be awesome. The 7th round pick is whatever in my opinion, but the other two are solid picks to have, considering the Titans have drafted the likes of Jurrell Casey and Karl Klug with a 3rd and 5th round pick.

This is one of the few bonuses of losing Cortland Finnegan, if there is any real bonus that comes from that.

Hopefully the titans will be able to use those picks to help fill up the holes this team showed during their 2012 campaign.

What do you think? Will the Titans put these picks to good use? Who would you have them draft with those picks?

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.keiper Justin Keiper

    Use the extra 3rd to get a rb to put in rotation with CJ.

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      Which RB would you cut to make room?
      •Javon Ringer
      •Jamie Harper
      •Darius Reynaud

      • josh gunnels

        ringer and harper

        • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

          No love… ={

        • http://www.facebook.com/justin.keiper Justin Keiper

          I second the ringer and harper cut. Especially Harper. He’s a big back that dances around in the backfield and runs straight to the sideline. I would like them to take an all around back like Stepfan Taylor of Stanford.

          • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

            That’s Harper’s biggest problem. He’s supposed to be the big bowling ball RB to compliment CJ’s speed, but he just plays the same game as CJ. Still think he has decent potential, but he’s got to change his style up.

            Probably would be right in dropping both of them. Just need to get a power back to compliment CJ. Would have done well to have grabbed Hillis this past offseason. Oh well… Some day I’ll be in the draft room to help them make better decisions…. ha ha

          • josh gunnels

            exactly. this ^

          • http://www.facebook.com/brian.olson.3762 Brian Olson

            or take a chance on lattimore if he falls. But yes i love taylor.

          • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

            Knee injury certainly is scary. Tough guy, but I’d certainly be interested to know what the entire story of the health of his knee.

      • Shawn Eagle

        Ringer and Harper both

        • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

          Seems we have a consensus here.

  • josh gunnels

    i just wonder if we would have gotten torched as badly on defense if we had kept finnegan. him, mccourty, and verner would have been a sick trio.

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      Who knows… I miss finny every day.

      • http://www.facebook.com/justin.keiper Justin Keiper

        You think we should pick Dee Milliner if he falls to us? He could fill the loss of Finn. Or, should we take Warmack and get Trufant or Poyer in the second?

        • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

          I’d take Warmack in a heart beat. Not so sure the Titans would. I’m not that big on taking a CB, but if Milliner is there and Warmack and Bjorn Werner are gone, then I’d support it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/justin.keiper Justin Keiper

            Yea I’m full on board for Warmack. The O-Line has been so weak. I remember when we had the top O-Line in the NFL. And I like Trufant in the second. He seemed real aggressive at the senior bowl and enjoyed competing with Markus Wheaton.

          • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

            They need to get young. Warmack has great versatility and could play a couple different spot. Help anchor the middle of the line, where we really need someone special.

            Haven’t seen much on Trufant. I’ll have to look into him.

        • josh gunnels

          i take milliner if bot DE’s are gone and Warmack is gone. Titans probably take milliner even if warmack is there. having mouton on the field had to have been very frustrating for the coaches

        • Shawn Eagle

          Don’t want him…wouldn’t take him. Dre Kirkpatrick anyone? Kareem Jackson anyone?

          Corners from Bama know one thing and one thing only….man press coverage and that’s it. Unfortunately they simply are not taught anything else at Bama and in the NFL you have to know how to stem, zone, zone press, trail, bump and run, man press….sorry…don’t want him.

  • [email protected]

    Tyrann Mathieu in 3rd round

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      I’d be alright with that. We’ll see if he last that long.

    • http://www.facebook.com/justin.keiper Justin Keiper

      I don’t know about Mathieu. We had enough headcase corner problems in Pacman.

      • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

        True. Coaches also like character guys. May not even be on their board.

        • http://www.facebook.com/justin.keiper Justin Keiper

          Tyrann looked real good in the drills today. Moves real fluid and has elite ball skills. I changed my opinion and wouldn’t be opposed with the Titans taking him with a 3rd round pick especially if we get a 3rd round compensatory.

          • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

            Yeah. Still not sure the coaches will consider him with his checkered past. We shall see, right?

          • http://www.facebook.com/justin.keiper Justin Keiper

            Yeah. Deion said he interviewed him and Tyrann said he’s done letting weed rule his life. But I take that with a grain of salt. Lol

          • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

            That’s what everyone at the combine will tell you. Nobody is going to go for an interview to play in the NFL and tell people they’re going to continue to make bad choices. People aren’t going to draft that.

  • PastyRasta

    Getting a 3rd round pick for Finnegan is like stealing its also the ideal time to snag a quality backup for CJ. Lattimore had a lot of games with 30+ carries and the knee is a concern but Adrian Peterson proved that you can bounce back but he’s a freak. He’s the ultimate risk reward pick but a lot will change once the combine happens. I like Monte Ball he to has some mileage but is a better receiver and blocker. Keep Reynaud boot Harper and Ringer and the Titans potentially add 5 solid players in the

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      Yeah. It’s nice having two 3rd round picks. Gives the Titans a little room with how they go about drafting.