Lets look at the up side of all the FA's we might loose this year. Washington should bring an extra 4th. kemo might bring a 5th. McFadden a 3rd and Lefty a 3-4th rnd pick.
It is my understanding that a team can only receive 3 comp picks in a given year. Based on the above assumed losses I could see us getting two 3rds and a 4th next year.
Im not too sure that Washington or Kemo would even be "qualifying" towards a compensatory pick. Mcfadden would be an iffy 3rd rounder unless he gets ALOT of green from another team, then he would be. Lefty...i imagine a 5th or 6th rounder.
The league only gives out 32 comp picks per draft year, so i really cant see the Steelers getting more than 3 total.
First off I think Lefty is a UFA, Washington would probably garner a 5th and McFadden a 4th. However I think that we all forget that Faneca was an Pro-Bowler...I think we will get a 3rd for him.
3 extra picks
Lets think about bundling some picks to move up in the 2nd round
we wouldnt get any picks this year for Mcfadden or Washington if they qualified. they would be towards next year.