After two days of legal fraud in the NFL before the start of the new league year at 4 pm on Wednesday, Steelers You’ve already lost a number of Untied Free Agents. Signed with Bud Dupre with Tennessee Titans Matt Fyler followed suit to join Los Angeles Chargers On Monday, things were a little disappointing. Add in on Tuesday where Tyson Steelers lost Alualu to Jacksonville Jaguars And Mike Hilton to Cincinnati BengalsMany Steelers fans feel it is falling apart.
While the loss of these players is not perfect, most of them were to be expected. Many felt that Tyson Alwaloo was a good candidate to stay in Pittsburgh, but unfortunately that was not the case.
Since Steelers has yet to sign unrestricted free agents from another team, they currently have a net loss of four Compensated Free Agents (CFAs) towards the 2022 compensated formula. As a reminder, Street Free Agents, who are players who have been released by their former team and whose contract has not expired, are ineligible to be CFA. In other words, BJ Finney’s signature doesn’t negatively affect the Steelers’ compensation formula.
While other factors will ultimately determine which compensation bill the Steelers receive in 2022, it begins with the contract signed by the leaving player. Given the annual average, players are assigned to rounds to receive compensation.
Remember that other factors such as Snapshots played, All-Pro Picks, and All-Conference factor in the equation once the 2021 season is complete. However, at present, all estimates of compensatory draft selections are based solely on signed contracts.
As now, Steelers will be eligible for a maximum of four compensating draft choices. Exactly where it is located is estimated as follows overthecap.com:
Bud Dupre ($ 16.5 million / yr): The third round
Matt Fyler ($ 7 million / year): Fifth round
Mike Hilton ($ 6 million / year): Sixth round
Tyson Alualu ($ 3 million a year): Sixth round
With contracts in place now, Dupree is the only estimated compensation draft from the NFL’s third round according to the OTC. This would lead to the Steelers taking 97th place in the draft if they held out.
Matt Fyler is fifth out of seven selections in the fifth round. Mike Hilton is currently the first of nine selections in Round Six with Tyson Alolau being the last. This means that Mike Hilton’s loss is on the verge of moving to the fifth round, but Alualu has a chance to drop to the seventh round.
Where all the Steelers’ choices fall into these rounds at the moment doesn’t mean much because there has to be a lot of free signings with agents in addition to canceling players. The most important thing is the number of rounds rated in the CFAs lost by the Steelers.
What’s interesting at this point is that the Steelers still have two potential dealerships without big tickets that they can lose which will make those choices even higher. Remember, up to a maximum of four drafting compensations are given to one team during any one draft, Steelers cannot have additional picks but only improve their standing.
So this is where the Steelers presently stand when it comes to the offsetting draft derivatives in 2022. Yes, it was more than a year ago before those losses came back to the Steelers. But while fans are mourning some of their favorite players leaving, knowing what will happen in the end may help mitigate the blow.