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April 01, 2020

Eagles 2021 compensatory draft pick tracker

Last offseason, and into the regular season as well, the Philadelphia Eagles were clearly being careful not mess up their chances of landing compensatory picks for the losses of Nick Foles, Golden Tate, and Jordan Hicks in free agency.

As such, we tracked the Birds' compensatory pick movement all year. In 2020, the Eagles are highly unlikely to chase comp picks, for several reasons:

  1. They don't have outgoing free agents likely to garner high-round comp picks.
  2. They have more cap space than in previous years, so they can be active in free agency to a larger degree than they were the last two offseasons.
  3. They have more glaring holes to fill, and can't punt on free agency to gain a few extra picks in 2021.

Still, by popular demand, we'll track the Eagles' comp picks, out of love.

Players lost

Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Vaitai is reportedly signing a five-year, $50 million deal with the Lions.

Jordan Howard: Howard agreed to a two-year deal worth $9.75 million.

Ronald Darby: Darby reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with Washington for $4 million.

Kamu Grugier-Hill: Grugier-Hill is scheduled to count for $3 million against the cap this season with the Dolphins, per OverTheCap.

Timmy Jernigan: Jernigan reportedly signed a deal worth "up to" $3.75 million with the Texans. The actual value of the deal is to be determined, which is what matters in terms of comp pick eligibility, not the fake "up to" numbers. For now though, we'll project him to count as a seventh-round com pick.

Players gained

Javon Hargrave: Hargrave will reportedly sign a three-year deal worth $39 million. We'll project that he'll count for a fourth-round pick in the comp pick formula.

Won't count toward the formula

Malcolm Jenkins: In previous years, if a team didn't exercise an option on a player's contract, making him a free agent, that player would count toward the comp pick formula. That has since changed (see Nigel Bradham earlier this offseason), so Jenkins will not count.

Darius Slay: The Eagles traded for him. Those guys don't count.

Will Parks: is projecting Parks' $1,600,000 contract as non-qualifying toward the comp pick formula. 

Nelson Agholor: Agholor signed for a almost nothing with the Raiders.

Jatavis Brown: Brown signed a minimum salary contract.

Nickell Robey-Coleman: Robey-Coleman had his option declined by the Rams.

Comp pick cancellation chart

To note, we will be referencing OverTheCap's comp pick cancellation chart here:

Players lost (APY) - Projected round Players gained (APY) - Projected round 
Halapoulivaati Vaitai ($10,000,000) - 4Javon Hargrave ($13,000,000) - 4
 Jordan Howard ($4,875,000) - 6 
Ronald Darby ($4,000,000) - 6 
 Kamu Grugier-Hill ($3,000,000) - 7
 Timmy Jernigan ($?) - 7? 

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