i see a lot of pundits saying we'll likely get a 3rd, maybe a 4th for Rice & a 4th, worst a 5th, for edwards, plus a seventh. It's largely contract driven & those two got pretty decent contracts is the impression I was left with. When do the comp. picks get announced?
"Last year, regardless of playing time or postseason honors, the third-round comp players had signed for at least $6.5 million per season, the fourth-round comp players had signed for $4.8 million to $6 million, all but one of the fifth-round comp players had signed for $4 million to $5 million, the sixth-round comp players had signed for $2.7 million to $3.9 million, and the seventh-round comp players had signed for less than $2.65 million per season. Note that there are huge gaps between some rounds, and that there is an overlap between the fourth and fifth rounds because of the adjustments for playing time. You’ll find the contract values for each round of this year’s projected picks in the list a few paragraphs below this one. So Sidney Rice’s contract averages 8.3 mil per year. Ray Edwards’ contract averages 6 mil per year. Tavaris Jackson’s contract averages 4 mil per year." from brett's link.http://adamjt13.blogspot.com/2010/03/projecting-2010-compensatory-nfl-draft.html