NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Choices to 16 Clubs

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NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Choices to 16 Clubs

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​NFL ANNOUNCES 32 COMPENSATORY DRAFT CHOICES TO 16 CLUBS 

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 39th among 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: ​

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

33-176

Cincinnati

5

34-177

Denver

5

35-178

Miami

5

36-179

Arizona

5

37-180

Kansas City

5

38-181

Cleveland

5

39-182

Green Bay

5

40-183

New England

5

41-184

Miami

 

 

 

6

33-216

Kansas City

6

34-217

Cincinnati

6

35-218

Kansas City

 

 

 

7

33-251

Cincinnati

7

34-252

Denver

7

35-253

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​