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NFL Awards Compensatory Picks

Posted Mar 22, 2010

19 Clubs Receive Extra Draft Picks; World Champions Saints Not In the Number

NFL ANNOUNCES 32 COMPENSATORY DRAFT CHOICES TO 19 CLUBS

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2010 NFL Draft have been awarded to 19 teams, the NFL announced today.

Under terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, 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 223 choices in the seven rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft (April 22-24). 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.

Three clubs this year (Oakland, Miami and Tampa Bay) 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).

Thirty compensatory picks were awarded to clubs based upon the compensatory pick formula. By rule, two additional choices were awarded at the end of the seventh round to bring the total number of compensatory selections to 32, equaling the number of NFL clubs. The two additional picks were awarded to St. Louis and Detroit based upon the 2010 draft selection order.

The following 2010 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

ROUND CHOICE/

ROUND

OVERALL SELECTION

TEAM

3

33-96

Cincinnati

3

34-97

Tennessee

3

35-98

Atlanta

4

33-131

Cincinnati

5

33-164

Pittsburgh

5

34-165

Atlanta

5

35-166

Pittsburgh

5

36-167

Minnesota

5

37-168

San Diego

5

38-169

Green Bay

6

33-202

Carolina

6

34-203

Jacksonville

6

35-204

Carolina

6

36-205

New England

6

37-206

San Francisco

6

38-207

Tennessee

7

33-240

Indianapolis

7

34-241

Tennessee

7

35-242

Pittsburgh

7

36-243

Philadelphia

7

37-244

Philadelphia

7

38-245

Seattle

7

39-246

Indianapolis

7

40-247

New England

7

41-248

New England

7

42-249

Carolina

7

43-250

New England

7

44-251

Oakland

7

45-252

Miami

7

46-253

Tampa Bay

7

47-254

St. Louis

7

48-255

Detroit

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2010 NFL Draft:

ATLANTA

Lost:

Michael Boley, Keith Brooking, Domonique Foxworth, Grady Jackson

Signed:

Mike Peterson, Brett Romberg

CAROLINA

Lost:

Geoff Hangartner, Mark Jones, Frank Omiyale

CINCINNATI

Lost:

Stacy Andrews, Ryan Fitzpatrick, T.J. Houshmandzadeh

Signed:

J.T. O’Sullivan

GREEN BAY

Lost:

Colin Cole

INDIANAPOLIS

Lost:

Darrell Reid, Hunter Smith

JACKSONVILLE

Lost:

Khalif Barnes, Mike Peterson, Gerald Sensabaugh

Signed:

Sean Considine, Tra Thomas

MIAMI

Lost:

Andre’ Goodman, Renaldo Hill

Signed:

Joe Berger, Jake Grove

MINNESOTA

Lost:

Matt Birk, Darren Sharper

Signed:

Karl Paymah

NEW ENGLAND

Lost:

Heath Evans, Jabar Gaffney, Larry Izzo, LaMont Jordan, Lonie Paxton

Signed:

Brandon McGowan

OAKLAND

Lost:

Jake Grove

Signed:

Khalif Barnes

PHILADELPHIA

Lost:

Correll Buckhalter, Sean Considine, Brian Dawkins, L.J. Smith,

Tra Thomas

Signed:

Stacy Andrews, Sean Jones, Leonard Weaver

PITTSBURGH

Lost:

Byron Leftwich, Bryant McFadden, Nate Washington

SAN DIEGO

Lost:

Mike Goff, Igor Olshansky

Signed:

Kevin Burnett

SAN FRANCISCO

Lost:

Ronald Fields, Bryant Johnson, J.T. O’Sullivan, Donald Strickland

Signed:

Demetric Evans, Brandon Jones, Moran Norris

SEATTLE

Lost:

Rocky Bernard, Maurice Morris, Leonard Weaver, Floyd Womack

Signed:

Colin Cole, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, John Owens

TAMPA BAY

Lost:

Phillip Buchanon, Jovan Haye

Signed:

Byron Leftwich, Derrick Ward

TENNESSEE

Lost:

Chris Carr, Albert Haynesworth, Brandon Jones, Eric King, Daniel Loper, Chris Simms

Signed:

Jovan Haye, Mark Jones, Nate Washington

TOTAL 2010 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS

New England

4

Carolina

3

Pittsburgh

3

Tennessee

3

Atlanta

2

Cincinnati

2

Indianapolis

2

Philadelphia

2

Detroit

1

Green Bay

1

Jacksonville

1

Miami

1

Minnesota

1

Oakland

1

St. Louis

1

San Diego

1

Seattle

1

San Francisco

1

Tampa Bay

1

TOTAL

32

NFL CLUB SUMMARY OF COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS, 1994-2010 *

Arizona

15

Atlanta

10

Baltimore

29

Buffalo

24

Carolina

10

Chicago

17

Cincinnati

17

Cleveland

1

Dallas

28

Denver

8

Detroit

15

Green Bay

25

Houston

3

Indianapolis

16

Jacksonville

19

Kansas City

12

Miami

14

Minnesota

13

New England

26

New Orleans

9

NY Giants

18

NY Jets

5

Oakland

12

Philadelphia

27

Pittsburgh

22

St. Louis **

26

San Diego

15

San Francisco

17

Seattle

17

Tampa Bay

17

Tennessee ***

25

Washington

11

TOTAL

523

* 1994 was the first year that compensatory draft choices were awarded; ** St. Louis picks include those awarded to Los Angeles Rams: *** Tennessee picks include those awarded to Houston Oilers.