an additional 5th round pick would be very much welcome. multiple picks in three rounds... we could find some solid depth with those fifth rounders... but something is better than nothing, I'd be happy with whatever we get.
Does Gaffney or the waiver wire pick ups ie Patterson, Miller, Armstrong count towards affecting the calculations. Marshall's playing time vs Langford hopefully plays part in equation and Henne's playing time.
Whoever came up with the formula decided that no matter what, we'd get an extra 6th round pick once every 3 years while NE gets 4 picks(all in the 3rd round)every year.