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NFL Awards Compensatory Picks

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A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2017 NFL Draft have been awarded to 16 teams, the NFL announced today.

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 compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.  The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council.  Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement limits the number of compensatory selections to the number of clubs then in the League (32).  This year, four clubs: the Los Angeles Rams (one pick), the Green Bay Packers (one pick), the Pittsburgh Steelers (two picks), and the Arizona Cardinals (three picks) qualified for compensatory selections under the net loss formula, but will not receive those picks because the final numerical values of the CFAs who were lost by those clubs ranked 33rd through 39thamong the final numerical values of all compensatory selections.  Each of those four clubs will receive compensatory selections for other CFAs lost whose final numerical values ranked within the top 32.

Compensatory picks may be traded this year.  A rule change approved by clubs in 2015 permits compensatory draft picks to be traded beginning in 2017.

The following 2017 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council for the 2017 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 27-29 in Philadelphia:

by NFL Media 

Round Round Choice/

Overall Selection

Team
3 33-97 Miami
3 34-98 Carolina
3 35-99 Baltimore
3 36-100 Los Angeles Rams
3 37-101 Denver
3 38-102 Seattle
3 39-103 Cleveland
3 40-104 Kansas City
3 41-105 Pittsburgh
3 42-106 Seattle
3 43-107 New York Jets
     
4 32-138 Cincinnati
4 33-139 Cleveland
4 35-141* Los Angeles Rams
4 36-142 Cleveland
4 37-143 San Francisco
4 38-144 Indianapolis
     
5 33-178 Cincinnati
5 34-179 Denver
5 35-180 Miami
5 36-181 Arizona
5 37-182 Kansas City
5 38-183 Cleveland
5 39-184 Green Bay
5 40-185 New England
5 41-186 Miami
     
6 33-218 Kansas City
6 34-219 Cincinnati
6 35-220 Kansas City
     
7 33-253 Cincinnati
7 34-254 Denver
7 35-255 Denver

* As the result of League discipline, the New York Giants’ original selection in Round 4 (4-23-130) has been relegated to selection 4-34-140.  Because that pick is a regular selection, it does not appear on the above list of compensatory draft selections.

The compensatory free agents lost and signed in 2016 by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2017 Draft:

ARIZONA Lost: Johnson, Rashad; Larsen, Ted; Massie, Bobby; Sowell, Bradley; Weatherspoon, Sean; White, Corey
Gained: Branch, Tyvon; Mathis, Evan
 
BALTIMORE Lost: Osemele, Kelechi; Schaub, Matt; Upshaw, Courtney
Gained: Watson, Benjamin; Weddle, Eric
 
CAROLINA Lost: Norman, Josh; Nortman, Brad
Gained: Gradkowski, Gino
 
CINCINNATI Lost: Jones, Marvin; Lamur, Emmanuel; Nelson, Reggie; Sanu, Mohamed; Smith, Andre
Gained:  
 
CLEVELAND Lost: Bademosi, Johnson; Benjamin, Travis; Gipson, Tashaun; Mack, Alex; Robertson, Craig; Schwartz, Mitchell
Gained: Davis, Demario
 
DENVER Lost: Bruton, David; Davis, Vernon; Harris, Ryan; Jackson, Malik; Mathis, Evan; Osweiler, Brock; Trevathan, Danny
Gained: Crick, Jared; Okung, Russell; Stephenson, Donald
 
GREEN BAY Lost: Hayward, Casey; Tolzien, Scott
Gained:  
 
INDIANAPOLIS Lost: Fleener, Coby; Freeman, Jerrell; Lowery, Dwight
Gained: Robinson, Patrick; Tolzien, Scott
 
KANSAS CITY Lost: Allen, Jeff; Branch, Tyvon; Daniel, Chase; Smith, Sean; Stephenson, Donald
Gained: Schwartz, Mitchell
 
LOS ANGELES RAMS Lost: Fairley, Nick; Jenkins, Janoris; McLeod, Rodney
Gained:  
 
MIAMI Lost: Matthews, Rishard; Miller, Lamar; Shelby, Derrick; Sheppard, Kelvin; Vernon, Olivier
Gained: Abdul-Quddus; Isa, Branch, Andre
 
NEW ENGLAND Lost: Hicks, Akiem; Wilson, Tavon
Gained: McClellin, Shea
 
NEW YORK JETS Lost: Davis, Demario; Harrison, Damon; Ivory, Chris
Gained: Forte, Matt; McLendon, Steve
 
PITTSBURGH Lost: Beachum, Kelvin; Blake, Antwon; Johnson, Will; McLendon, Steve; Spence, Sean
Gained: Green, Ladarius; Harris, Ryan
 
SAN FRANCISCO Lost: Boone, Alex
Gained:  
 
SEATTLE Lost: Irvin, Bruce; Mebane, Brandon; Okung, Russell; Sweezy, J.R.
Gained: Sowell, Bradley; Webb, J’Marcus


2017 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS

Cincinnati 4
Cleveland 4
Denver 4
Kansas City 4
Miami 3
Los Angeles Rams 2
Seattle 2
Arizona 1
Baltimore 1
Carolina 1
Green Bay 1
Indianapolis 1
New England 1
New York Jets 1
Pittsburgh 1
San Francisco 1
TOTAL 32


SUMMARY OF COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS, 1994-2017
 

Baltimore 48
Green Bay 38
Dallas 37
New England 34
Los Angeles Rams 33
Pittsburgh 32
Philadelphia 30
San Francisco 30
Tennessee 30
Seattle 29
Buffalo 28
Cincinnati 28
Kansas City 23
New York Giants 23
Indianapolis 22
Detroit 21
Denver 20
Miami 20
Arizona 19
Jacksonville 19
Los Angeles Chargers 19
Atlanta 18
Tampa Bay 18
Carolina 17
Chicago 17
Minnesota 17
Oakland 17
New York Jets 14
Cleveland 13
Houston 12
Washington 12
New Orleans 10
TOTAL 748

 

 


About Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.