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,245commentsThings have changed a bit since the last time we checkedCDTShareTweetShareShareVikings projected to have three 2020 Compensatory Draft PicksBrace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY SportsYesterday marked the final day that free agents signed by NFL teams would affect the formula for Compensatory Picks for the 2020 NFL Draft. While the Minnesota Vikings spent most of the offseason projected to receive the complement of four Compensatory Picks in the next draft, according to Over the Cap things have changed a bit.Over the Cap now has the Vikings receiving three Compensatory Selections in the 2020 NFL Draft: A third-round selection for the loss of Sheldon Richardson, a sixth-round pick for the loss of Latavius Murray, and a seventh-round pick for the loss of Trevor Siemian.The team had been projected to receive another seventh rounder for the loss of Tom Compton. However, according to the OTC projections, Compton’s average per year (APY) of $1.6 million is now just below the cutoff. The NFL only gives out 32 Compensatory Picks every year, and the last one on OTC’s board is defensive tackle Christian Covington, who the Houston Texans signed to a deal with an APY of $1 Replica Olisaemeka Udoh Jersey
,687,500.Now, obviously, these aren’t set in stone yet. . .witness what happened with the Arizona Cardinals and Sam Bradford last year that cost the Vikings a potential third-round pick. However, if these projections hold true, the Vikings already have Rick Spielman’s “magic number” of ten selections going into the 2020 NFL Draft as they didn’t trade any future selections during this year’s selection meeting.Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 3 (Compensatory, Richardson)Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 6 (Compensatory, Murray)Round 7Round 7 (Compensatory Stitched Olisaemeka Udoh Jersey
, Siemian)We might even see a bit of a resurgence in free agency. . .at least for teams that actually have cap space available. . .as the signings won’t affect this formula any longer. We’ll be keeping an eye on that as well. He’s been chasing “Suh money” for years, and he’s finally gotten it. Sort of.New Browns defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has a three-year, $37 million deal. That’s an average of $12.33 million per year, kind of close to what Ndamukong Suh received a year ago from the Rams, but still a far cry from Suh’s massive free-agent deal with the Dolphins from four years ago.Here’s a breakdown of the deal:1. Signing bonus: $4 million.2. 2019 roster bonus: $8.5 million, due on the fourth day of the league year.3. 2019 base salary: $1.75 million, fully guaranteed.5. 2020 base salary: $11.9 million, guaranteed for injury at signing; $2 million of that amount is fully guaranteed at signing Olisaemeka Udoh Minnesota Vikings Jerseys
, and another $6 million becomes fully guaranteed on the third day of the 2020 league year.6. 2021 base salary: $11.9 million.7. 2020-2021 workout bonuses: $100,000.The deal also has up to $1.5 million in escalators based on sacks and playing time for 2020 and 2021.In all, Richardson gets $14.25 million fully guaranteed, with total guarantees of $21.5 million.The 2014 defensive rookie of the year, Richardson was traded by the Jets to the Seahawks, before signing a one-year deal in 2018 with the Vikings.