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Old 03-23-2009, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default Steelers awarded fifth-round compensatory pick

Monday, March 23, 2009
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

DANA POINT, Calif. -- The Steelers received and extra draft pick today, but not the one they had hoped to get.

The NFL issued a fifth-round pick to the Steelers as one of 32 compensatory choices the league awarded to 16 teams today.

Privately, the Steelers were expected a third-round pick. The extra pick for the Steelers will be the 33rd in the fifth round or no. 169 overall.

The NFL uses a complicated system to determine compensatory picks. The Steelers were awarded their extra choice based on losing two unrestricted free agents last year, Alan Faneca and Clark Haggans, versus signing one, Mewelde Moore.

The Steelers now have nine picks in next month's draft, one in each of the seven rounds, and additional picks in the fifth and seventh rounds.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Steelers awarded fifth-round compensatory pick

Nothing wrong with a 5th and 7th. But a third would have definitely been better and more apropos, especially considering that Faneca made the Pro Bowl.

But why would the league suddenly start doing right by the Steelers?
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:32 PM   #3
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Default We got hosed on compensatory picks

I just read on the ESPN AFC north blog that we only got a 5th round pick... we were expected to get a third rounder, so this comes as a very unpleasant surprise.
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Default Re: We got hosed on compensatory picks

I bet the Patriots* got a good deal.

They need to publish the method they use to calculate those picks. Otherwise there's going to be suspicions of shady dealing.
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Default Re: Steelers awarded fifth-round compensatory pick

Yeah, I dont understand the fans. Cry all year the O line sucks and when they get extended they cheer............"we kept the SB championship team together!!"

Now we only get a 5th round compensatory pick and they are complaining we got shafted. Suck it up and play with the team we got if you think that is all we need. A 5th round selection seems about right if its based on UFA's like the article say.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:42 PM   #6
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Default Re: Steelers awarded fifth-round compensatory pick

Not what I was expecting or hoping for. Some the people on the internet that have done work breaking down the NFL secret formula had us receiving a 3rd round pick.

I was hoping to get a thread started debating the merits of using the our 3rd round pick to move up if we had a 3rd compensatory pick. I was thinking that it would make a great discussion because of our need vs the percentage of draft busts....ie, which would give us the best value a higher first and one low third or the last first and two low thirds. That is kind of a moot point now although I guess that can still be done with the extra fifth. If we used our 5th round pick as trade it would only allow us to move up approximately 2 spots in the first round. 3 or 4 in the 2nd, 6 or 7 spots in the 3rd, and 16 to 17 spots in the 4th. To me the only place the 5th rounder would make sense would be in the 4th but where is the fun in that? It is too hard to speculate who will get taken where in the fourth. That took some of the fun out of the draft for me. I think it might be best to just use the two 5th rounders and hope one of them manages to stick around. The chances of one of them sticking around is what, 40 percent?
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Default Re: Steelers awarded fifth-round compensatory pick

this is pretty disappointing, i was at least expecting a 4th rounder.
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Default Re: Steelers awarded fifth-round compensatory pick

I think we all talked ourselves into thinking a 3rd was expected. No big deal. I think we can get an ILB and a decent lineman in the 5th. It might be Gerald Cadogin territory!!
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I think we all talked ourselves into thinking a 3rd was expected. No big deal. I think we can get an ILB and a decent lineman in the 5th. It might be Gerald Cadogin territory!!
i would love to see us get gerald cadogen in the 5th round, but isnt he projected higher than that?
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Default Re: Steelers awarded fifth-round compensatory pick

I've been talking a 3rd, expecting a 4th, so a 5th doesn't really surprise me that much. We should get a good player out of it.

Could be a good place for a FS, David Butler, Darcel McBath, Courtney Green, or a WR, Deon Butler, Mike Wallace, Johnny Knox, and a couple others.
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