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NFL awards compensatory draft picks

Posted Mar 18, 2013

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2013 NFL Draft have been awarded to 16 teams, the NFL announced Monday.

2013 NFL Draft compensatory picks
RdNo./OverallTeam
3 33/95 Houston Texans
3 34/96 Kansas City Chiefs
3 35/97 Tennessee Titans
4 33/130 Baltimore Ravens
4 34/131 San Francisco 49ers
4 35/132 Detroit Lions
4 36/133 Atlanta Falcons
5 33/166 Miami Dolphins
5 34/167 Green Bay Packers
5 35/168 Baltimore Ravens
6 33/201 Houston Texans
6 34/202 Tennessee Titans
6 35/203 Baltimore Ravens
6 36/204 Kansas City Chiefs
6 37/205 Oakland Raiders
6 38/206 Pittsburgh Steelers
7 33/239 Philadelphia Eagles
7 34/240 Cincinnati Bengals
7 35/241 Seattle Seahawks
7 36/242 Seattle Seahawks
7 37/243 Atlanta Falcons
7 38/244 Atlanta Falcons
7 39/245 Detroit Lions
7 40/246 San Francisco 49ers
7 41/247 Baltimore Ravens
7 42/248 Tennessee Titans
7 43/249 Atlanta Falcons
7 44/250 Miami Dolphins
7 45/251 Cincinnati Bengals
7 46/252 San Francisco 49ers
7 47/253 N.Y. Giants
7 48/254 Indianapolis Colts

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2013 NFL Draft have been awarded to 16 teams, the NFL announced Monday.

The Bills did not recieve a compensatory selection.

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. The 32 compensatory choices announced today will supplement the 222 choices in the seven rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft (April 25-27), which will kick off in primetime for the fourth consecutive year.

The first round will be held on Thursday, April 25 and begin at 8 p.m. ET. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. ET followed by Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 27 at noon ET.

This year, 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.

Two clubs this year (Indianapolis and the New York Giants) will each receive a compensatory pick even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents last year. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents lost by these clubs were ranked higher than the ones they signed (by a specified point differential based upon salary and performance).

This article appears courtesy of NFL.com