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2013 NFL Draft: League Announces Compensatory Draft Picks

Broncos picks: Rounds 1 (28), 2 (58), 3 (90), 4 (125), 5 (161), 7 (234)

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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 3

33rd pick-95th overall--Houston

34-96 Kansas City

35-97 Tennessee

33-130 Baltimore

Round 4

34-131 San Francisco

35-132 Detroit

36-133 Atlanta

Round 5

33-166 Miami

34-167 Green Bay

35-168 Baltimore

Round 6

33-201 Houston

34-202 Tennessee

35-203 Baltimore

36-204 Kansas City

37-205 Oakland

38-206 Pittsburgh

Round 7

33-239 Philadelphia

34-240 Cincinnati

35-241 Seattle

36-242 Seattle

37-243 Atlanta

38-244 Atlanta

39-245 Detroit

40-246 San Francisco

41-247 Baltimore

42-248 Tennessee

43-249 Atlanta

44-250 Miami

45-251 Cincinnati

46-252 San Francisco

47-253 New York Giants

48-254 Indianapolis


Baltimore 37

Green Bay 31

Dallas 30

Philadelphia 30

Tennessee *** 30

St. Louis ** 27

Buffalo 26

New England 26

Pittsburgh 26

NY Giants 22

San Francisco 22

Cincinnati 20

Indianapolis 20

Seattle 20

Jacksonville 19

San Diego 18

Tampa Bay 18

Chicago 17

Detroit 17

Miami 17

Minnesota 17

Oakland 17

Arizona 16

Atlanta 15

Kansas City 15

Carolina 14

Washington 12

New Orleans 10

Denver 9

NY Jets 9

Cleveland 6

Houston 6


* 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.

Go Broncos!