Originally Posted by Orange Habit
All negations are strictly one-to-one. Thus, even though Talib signed for a bigger deal than any of the players the Broncos lost, he can only negate the one player that signed the biggest contract (in this case, Decker). Same with Ward, who will negate either Beadles or Woodyard depending on what round Beadles is classified as.
That is true only of the higher round picks. In the 7th round teams often get picks based on total exchange, so losing 7 and only gaining 2 can easily net a 7th round pick or two even if none of the individual contracts are quite high enough to warrant a pick.