NFL expected to notify teams of awarded comp picks tomorrow. Few weeks earlier than in years past. And now they can be traded! Buckle up!
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 11, 2016
To review, I have projected that the Broncos will get either a 3rd or 4th round comp pick for Julius Thomas, a 4th round comp pick for Orlando Franklin, and a 6th round comp pick for Terrance Knighton.
In my opinion, this is a welcome development, especially once compensatory picks can become tradeable (and yes, plenty of Tweeters have reminded La Canfora that this will not happen until 2017). Teams should have their whole arsenal of draft picks, compensatory or not, available by the start of free agency. Furthermore, there’s not reason to not release the compensatory picks at the earliest moment possible, which would be after the Super Bowl MVP is announced for possible postseason honors adjustments.