The National Football League announced that it has awarded 32 Compensatory Draft picks to 16 teams in next month's Draft. The Denver Broncos were not one of the sixteen.
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 8:00 PM ET. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 26 at 6:30 PM 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
The following 2013 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:
ROUND CHOICE/ ROUND OVERALL/SELECTION TEAM
33rd pick-95th overall--Houston
34-96 Kansas City
34-131 San Francisco
34-167 Green Bay
36-204 Kansas City
40-246 San Francisco
46-252 San Francisco
47-253 New York Giants
NFL CLUB SUMMARY OF COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS, 1994-2013 *
Green Bay 31
Tennessee *** 30
St. Louis ** 27
New England 26
NY Giants 22
San Francisco 22
San Diego 18
Tampa Bay 18
Kansas City 15
New Orleans 10
NY Jets 9
* 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.