Originally written on The Jaggernaut  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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As many of you probably know, Mike Wallace is a restricted free agent. The Steelers and their fans love this guy, and they won't him to stay in Pittsburgh, but it's still possible for a team to swoop in and sign him. The downside for that team is that it would cost them a first round pick. As Alfie Crow correctly pointed out at BCC, the compensatory pick that is given to the Steelers is the signing team's highest original first round pick. That means a team such as the Jaguars couldn't trade away the 7th pick of the draft for a lower pick, the 25th pick of the draft for our example, and give the Steelers that 25th pick while pocketing any additional picks acquired in the trade. The 7th pick of the draft isn't the only reason the Jaguars won't be signing Mike Wallace. If it was only a matter of giving up a very high pick, it could be a justified move. Wallace is a great receiver with rare speed coming into the prime of his career. He's worth a first round pick, but the Jaguars ...
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