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Broncos Draft 2016: Broncos receive three compensatory picks

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The Denver Broncos' Draft is as strong as projected.

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The free agency losses the Broncos underwent last offseason have netted them a haul of compensatory Draft picks this offseason. That's the way these compensatory picks work.

The NFL has announced the Broncos have been awarded three picks - one in the third round, one in the 4th round, and one in the 6th round. These align with the projections Mile High Report has been giving Broncos fans for months now, based off projections from various outlets. The picks correspond to the free agent losses of Julius Thomas, Orlando Franklin, and Terrance Knighton respectively.

Next offseason, it's been suggested the Broncos could be given two third-round compensatory picks for the free agent losses of Brock Osweiler and Malik Jackson. A single NFL team being awarded two compensatory draft picks in the third round hasn't happened since 2005, when the Broncos were awarded the same.

The NFL's list of 2016 compensatory draft picks is below:

Round

Round Choice/

Overall Selection

Team
3 33-95 Detroit
3 34-96 New England
3 35-97 Seattle
3 36-98 Denver
4 33-131 Green Bay
4 34-132 Baltimore
4 35-133 San Francisco
4 36-134 Baltimore
4 37-135 Dallas
4 38-136 Denver
4 39-137 Green Bay
4 40-138 Cleveland
4 41-139 Buffalo
5 33-170 Arizona
5 34-171 Seattle
5 35-172 Cleveland
5 36-173 Cleveland
5 37-174 San Francisco
5 38-175 San Diego
6 33-208 New England
6 34-209 Baltimore
6 35-210 Detroit
6 36-211 San Francisco
6 37-212 Dallas
6 38-213 San Francisco
6 39-214 New England
6 40-215 Seattle
6 41-216 Dallas
6 42-217 Dallas
6 43-218 Buffalo
6 44-219 Denver
6 45-220 Pittsburgh
6 46-221 New England