Nick Korte


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Introducing The Proven Performance Escalator Projections Page

Art. 7, §4 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement establishes what is known as the Proven Performance Escalator (PPE).  The PPE creates an automatic raise in the fourth year Paragraph 5 salary of players still on their rookie contracts (drafted between Rounds 3 and 7) who have participated in either 35% of a teams offensive or defensive snaps in two of his first three seasons, or in 35% of all offensive or defensive snaps over his entire first three years.  Players who earn the PPE will see their fourth year P5 salary raise to the lowest restricted free agent (RFA) tender for that season.

While RFA tender amounts have yet to be announced, OTC is able to estimate which players have either earned, or are on track to earn, the PPE.  Once the RFA tenders are announced, you should soon see each player’s Year 4 P5 salary rise on their respective page.

Additionally, OTC has now built an entire page devoted to projecting which players are on track to earn the PPE.  You may find this page here. (more…)

Projecting The 2017 Compensatory Draft Picks

This article refers specifically to OTC’s projection for the 2017 NFL Draft’s compensatory picks. For details on the basics and methodology of projecting compensatory picks in general, please reference this article.

Furthermore, due to the complexity I have written separate articles on all possible compensatory pick scenarios on the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins.  You may find the Broncos’ article at Thin Air, and the Dolphins’ article here at OTC. (more…)

2017 Compensatory Pick Projection For The Dolphins

Due to the complexity of scenarios for the Miami Dolphins regarding the projection of the 2017 compensatory draft picks, I have decided to write this separate article to better explain all the possible scenarios for them.  I have written a similar article for the Denver Broncos here, and you may find the leaguewide projection here at OTC tomorrow, on January 7.  Please also reference this article explaining the compensatory draft pick system in general. (more…)

The Status Of Traded 2017 Compensatory Picks, Halloween Edition

In the wake of the recent trade of Jamie Collins from the New England Patriots to the Cleveland Browns, it generated some interesting discussions on Twitter as to what implications this will mean for 2017 compensatory picks, given that this is the first draft in which they may be traded.  Therefore, I thought it would be prudent to recap the precise transactions that have been made, when weighed against OTC’s current projections. (more…)

2016 Cap And Roster Texture Overview

Now that rosters have been finalized for the 2016 regular season, it’s time to take a look at how the textures of each team shape out to be.  I encourage you to take a look at the charts and tables containing texture data at the main page here.  As you do so, in this article I’ll list one aspect that I find interesting for all 32 teams–feel free to comment on your own observations below. (more…)

2017 Compensatory Draft Picks Update (9/4/2016)

Now that the NFL’s rosters have been trimmed down to 53 players, it’s time to take a brief review of where OTC’s projections for the 2017 compensatory picks stand.  This year, there have been very few changes from the update from May, therefore I won’t repost the table in this article, and instead direct you to view OTC’s main draft page, as well as the cancellation chart.  Instead, I’ll just quickly review some of the new things to watch out for. (more…)

2017 Compensatory Draft Picks Update (5/10/2016)

With the league offices closing for today, it also closes out the addition of compensatory free agents (CFAs) into the formula for the 2017 NFL Draft.  Note that while last year this cutoff date was May 12, it is my belief that from now on the cutoff date will be the second Tuesday after the NFL Draft, as there are several mentions of May 10 in the official free agency press release.  With the full slate of potential qualifying CFAs now known, it’s time to take a look at the list that’s emerged.

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