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If you're interested, here's an explanation of how NFL compensatory draft picks are actually awarded ...
According to the NFL: "Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. ... The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four. ... Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. ... Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula."
In other words, whether the Giants get a comp pick is determined by how many free agents they loss AND how many they sign AND how those players actually perform when compared to each other and compared to how much they make.
Also, Nicks leaving in March, 2014 would be factored into the comp picks for the 2015 draft, not the 2014 draft.