Packers Land Four Compensatory Picks

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24 February, 2018

The NFL announced Friday that 15 clubs will split its 32 compensatory picks in the 2018 NFL draft.

New England got an extra fourth-round pick, which will be No. 136 overall.

Per 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. They won't be adding to that total via compensatory picks this year.

Teams that lose high-end free agents and are unable to replace them with equal or greater talent are compensated with additional picks in rounds three through seven of the following draft.

The formula for determining where in that four-round range a pick falls is not precisely known but is based on the player's salary, playing time and postseason honors.

Currently, they have no picks in the fifth round.

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The Browns signed two such free agents last offseason, guard Kevin Zeitler from the Bengals and center JC Tretter from the Packers.

Under NFL rules, the number of compensatory draft picks can not exceed the number of franchises.

The Cardinals had traded offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom to the Ravens for a conditional seventh-round pick last summer, but conditions were not met and the Ravens kept the pick.

The Broncos are among eight teams that received one compensatory pick.

The highest compensatory pick, No. 97 overall, goes to the Cardinals, who also secured pick Nos.

The Packers will have four in the 2018 draft.


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