Two words: Comp picks
I’m sure you have heard me talk about compensatory draft picks before, but if not, then here is a quick summary of how they work.
Basically, comp picks are the result of a simple formula:
Free agents lost (and then signed by another team before May) minus free agents signed (before May)
-If a team signs as many or more players than they lose, then the final number is negative or zero, which means no compensatory picks.
-But, if that number is positive, then you are entitled to draft compensation in the form of a comp pick.
From there, the round of that comp pick is determined by some combination of snaps lost, money given, and other things that aren’t public knowledge (though some people are amazing at projecting those picks).
Right now, the Titans are scheduled to get one compensatory pick, but because they didn’t make any big free agent signings the Titans will get a 3rd round pick for Jack Conklin. The other potential comp pick that Tennessee had was for Marcus Mariota signing with the Raiders, but that was canceled out by signing Vic Beasley.
However…that may not be the case for long.