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NFL Announces Compensatory Draft Choices

Saints receive one compensatory pick.

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2011 NFL Draft have been awarded to 23 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 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 221 choices in the seven rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft (April 28-30), which will kick off in primetime for the second consecutive year.

The first round will be held on Thursday, April 28 and begin at 8:00 PM ET.  The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 29 at 6:00 PM ET followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 30 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. 

Three clubs this year (Oakland, Seattle and New Orleans) 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).

Twenty-one compensatory picks were awarded to clubs based upon the compensatory pick formula.  By rule, 11 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 11 additional picks were awarded to Carolina, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Denver, Cleveland, Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee, Dallas, Washington and Houston based upon the 2011 draft selection order.

The following 2011 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

 

ROUND CHOICE/

 

ROUND

OVERALL SELECTION

TEAM

3

33-97

Carolina

4

33-130

Tennessee

34-131

Green Bay

5

33-164

Baltimore

34-165

Baltimore

6

33-198

New York Giants

34-199

Kansas City

35-200

Minnesota

36-201

San Diego

37-202

New York Giants

38-203

Carolina

7

33-233

San Diego

34-234

Miami

35-235

Minnesota

36-236

Philadelphia

37-237

Tampa Bay

38-238

San Francisco

39-239

Philadelphia

40-240

Oakland

41-241

Seattle

42-242

New Orleans

43-243

Carolina

44-244

Buffalo

45-245

Cincinnati

46-246

Denver

47-247

Cleveland

48-248

Arizona

49-249

San Francisco

50-250

Tennessee

51-251

Dallas

52-252

Washington

53-253

Houston

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2011 NFL Draft:

BALTIMORE

Lost:

Justin Bannan, Dwan Edwards

 

 

CAROLINA

Lost:

A.J. Feeley, Julius Peppers

 

 

GREEN BAY

Lost:

Aaron Kampman

 

 

KANSAS CITY

Lost:

Wade Smith

 

 

MIAMI

Lost:

Nathan Jones, Jason Taylor

 

Signed:

Karlos Dansby

 

 

MINNESOTA

Lost:

Artis Hicks, Chester Taylor

 

 

NEW ORLEANS

Lost:

Scott Fujita

 

Signed:

Jimmy Wilkerson

 

 

NEW YORK GIANTS

Lost:

David Carr, Fred Robbins

 

 

OAKLAND

Lost:

Cornell Green

 

Signed:

Kyle Boller

 

 

PHILADELPHIA

Lost:

Jason Babin, Sean Jones

 

 

SAN DIEGO

Lost:

Brandon Manumaleuna, Kassim Osgood

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO

Lost:

Arnaz Battle, Tony Pashos

 

Signed:

David Carr

 

 

SEATTLE

Lost:

Nate Burleson

 

Signed:

Ben Hamilton

 

 

TAMPA BAY

Lost:

Will Allen, Jimmy Wilkerson

 

Signed:

Sean Jones

 

* *

TENNESSEE

Lost:

Alge Crumpler, Kyle Vanden Bosch

 

Signed:

Jason Babin

TOTAL 2011 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS

Carolina

3

Baltimore

2

Minnesota

2

New York Giants

2

Philadelphia

2

San Diego

2

San Francisco

2

Tennessee

2

Arizona

1

Buffalo

1

Cincinnati

1

Cleveland

1

Dallas

1

Denver

1

Green Bay

1

Houston

1

Kansas City

1

Miami

1

New Orleans

1

Oakland

1

Seattle

1

Tampa Bay

1

Washington

1

TOTAL

32

  NFL CLUB SUMMARY OF COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS, 1994-2011*

 

Arizona

16

Atlanta

10

Baltimore

31

Buffalo

25

Carolina

13

Chicago

17

Cincinnati

18

Cleveland

2

Dallas

29

Denver

9

Detroit

15

Green Bay

26

Houston

4

Indianapolis

16

Jacksonville

19

Kansas City

13

Miami

15

Minnesota

15

New England

26

New Orleans

10

NY Giants

20

NY Jets

5

Oakland

13

Philadelphia

29

Pittsburgh

22

St. Louis **

26

San Diego

17

San Francisco

19

Seattle

18

Tampa Bay

18

Tennessee *

27

Washington

12

TOTAL

555

 

  • 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.
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