I’m back, but unfortunately I come bearing bad news. It’s not that bad, but it’s not good either. The NFL handed out 32 compensatory for the upcoming draft, and the Rams did not receive one. It’s only the second time in the last 10 years that the Rams will be without a comp pick, so they will have to make due with their regular allotment of choices.
Comp picks are given out based on a team’s free agent pickups and losses from the previous season, and how those players performed for their new team. I don’t know the exact formula on how the league figures this thing out, but it’s safe to say the Rams came out on the wrong end this season.
For those of you wondering, the Panthers got the biggest haul, as they were awarded three picks with the top one a third rounder. Most of the picks are sixth and seventh rounders, so it’s not like these are organization-changing players that are getting taken, but it’s nice to have those in your back pocket, because sometimes you can strike gold.