Originally Posted by AbeBeta
Comp picks are a balance of who you sign vs. who you lose.
The only way your argument works is if we don't sign guys to fill any needs. And that is an insane proposition.
Given the obvious holes we have we are going to need to sign at least one DL, an offensive lineman, a safety (this would likely be the big money target), an SLB to replace Connor, possibly a backup running back and a blocking TE.
We'll likely sign more than we lose.
It's not just about the number of guys acquired v. number of guys lost, it's also about quality. This is determined by a "totality of the circumstances" type analysis... size of the FA contract, production on the field, etc.
If we lose Spencer that'll be a MAJOR factor in the "balancing test." And there's nearly no chance we sign more than we lose anyway (Spencer, Felix, Jenkins, Butler, Phillips). We'll get picks.