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NFL announces compensatory picks; Panthers the big winners

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The Carolina Panthers were among the big losers in free agency a year ago, with Julius Peppers leaving for Chicago. So a year later, they’re the big winners in compensatory draft picks.

The NFL announced today announced how this year’s 32 compensatory choices in the NFL Draft have been allocated, and the Panthers (who also lost free agent quarterback A.J. Feeley last year) are the only team with a third-round compensatory pick, as well as the only team to get three compensatory picks overall.

The Panthers ended up with the 33rd pick in the third round (97th overall), 38th pick in the sixth round (207th overall) and 43rd pick in the seventh round (243rd overall) as compensatory selections.

Under the somewhat complicated rules for compensatory draft picks, a team losing more or better free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to get up to four extra picks in the draft.

In addition to the Panthers, the other teams that did well in the compensatory draft department were the Titans and Packers, who each got a fourth-round pick, as well as the Ravens, who got two fifth-round picks. All the other compensatory picks are in the sixth and seventh rounds.

The full list of compensatory picks is here.

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27 Responses to “NFL announces compensatory picks; Panthers the big winners”
  1. pdxpack says: Mar 25, 2011 6:18 PM

    In case anyone wants the actual list:
    2011 NFL Draft compensatory picks
    Rd No./Overall Team
    3 33/97 Carolina
    4 33/130 Tennessee
    4 33/131 Green Bay
    5 33/164 Baltimore
    5 34/165 Baltimore
    6 33/198 N.Y. Giants
    6 34/199 Kansas City
    6 35/200 Minnesota
    6 36/201 San Diego
    6 37/202 N.Y. Giants
    6 38/203 Carolina
    7 33/233 San Diego
    7 34/234 Miami
    7 35/235 Minnesota
    7 36/236 Philadelphia
    7 37/237 Tampa Bay
    7 38/238 San Francisco
    7 39/239 Philadelphia
    7 40/240 Oakland
    7 41/241 Seattle
    7 42/242 New Orleans
    7 43/243 Carolina
    7 44/244 Buffalo
    7 45/245 Cincinnati
    7 46/246 Denver
    7 47/247 Cleveland
    7 48/248 Arizona
    7 49/249 San Francisco
    7 50/250 Tennessee
    7 51/251 Dallas
    7 52/252 Washington
    7 53/253 Houston

  2. tangysizzl says: Mar 25, 2011 6:19 PM

    A 4th for losing Aaron Kampman is about what I expected for the Pack.

  3. childressrulz says: Mar 25, 2011 6:31 PM

    Why does the pack get a fourth round. I think they obviously have plenty of talent. TT will probably swing a couple of 6th’s out of it.

  4. cincinnasti says: Mar 25, 2011 6:33 PM

    This system is so messed up.. That’s almost incentive for frugal owners to fail… “Let the stars walk.. I’ll make it up in the 3rd, 4th, and 7th round of the draft next year.”

  5. thefiesty1 says: Mar 25, 2011 6:38 PM

    Uh oh! Here comes those Ohio State free tats who won’t sit out 5 game suspensions with their coach now caught lying. Pryor might be a good 6th round compensory pick.

  6. JackLeone says: Mar 25, 2011 6:41 PM

    The real question is: can they turn this team around these picks

  7. northeastern31 says: Mar 25, 2011 6:43 PM

    Every time I hear or read about the Panthers I can only think of one thing…..

    Change your team’s logo !!! And the baby blue colors GOT to go! LOL

    Y’know what? Change the team name while youre at it.

  8. beerndonuts says: Mar 25, 2011 6:44 PM

    A 4th round pick for Green Bay? I believe we just saw the beginning and the end of GB in free agency this offseason.

  9. wryly1 says: Mar 25, 2011 6:48 PM

    Expect the Panthers to do some trading with those extra draft picks. The last thing one of the youngest and least experienced rosters in the league needs is more inexperienced players. New head coach Rivera will beg the front office to get him a few established players who know what they’re doing.

  10. tdk24 says: Mar 25, 2011 6:52 PM

    It’s about time they won something! I think they should win a bid for contraction, along with the Jags. They came in together, they should leave together.

  11. elrushbo2 says: Mar 25, 2011 6:58 PM

    Let me get this straight…. the team that wins the super bowl gets a compensatory 4th round pick. TOTALLY ABSURD. Two fifth round picks for the Ravens…… give me a break. This system is a joke and needs to end.

  12. sdboltaction says: Mar 25, 2011 6:58 PM

    Well the Chargers got 201 & 233… in case anyone cares… which I’m sure no one else does, so I’ll just shut up now.

    The Jets still suck.

  13. cappa662 says: Mar 25, 2011 7:03 PM

    Why should they get anything at all? The system is flawed. It rewards letting go of your best players

  14. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Mar 25, 2011 7:30 PM

    That just means they have three extra guys to cut in training camp. Not worth the paper work.

  15. brewdogg says: Mar 25, 2011 7:33 PM

    wryly1 says:
    Mar 25, 2011 6:48 PM
    Expect the Panthers to do some trading with those extra draft picks. The last thing one of the youngest and least experienced rosters in the league needs is more inexperienced players. New head coach Rivera will beg the front office to get him a few established players who know what they’re doing.
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    I don’t believe compensatory picks can be traded. Sorry, the Panthers are stuck with them.

  16. neilpountney says: Mar 25, 2011 7:37 PM

    Expect the Panthers to do some trading with those extra draft picks.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    You cannot trade compensatory picks!

  17. garysson says: Mar 25, 2011 7:42 PM

    FYI to the people expecting people to turn these picks into something else, teams are not allowed to trade compensatory selections.

  18. henrypuppyhead says: Mar 25, 2011 8:20 PM

    elrushbo2 says: Mar 25, 2011 6:58 PM

    Let me get this straight…. the team that wins the super bowl gets a compensatory 4th round pick. TOTALLY ABSURD. Two fifth round picks for the Ravens…… give me a break. This system is a joke and needs to end.

    ———————————–

    What’s wrong with the system? Get a GM who doesn’t suck.

  19. thefiesty1 says: Mar 25, 2011 9:22 PM

    I wonder what no-nod Dallas will get @ 251? I would venture a guess that it will be an unknown, just like their first round pick.

  20. CKL says: Mar 25, 2011 9:28 PM

    You never know what those could turn into. Pick 199 overall in 2000 was a compensatory pick. :)

  21. tfbuckfutter says: Mar 25, 2011 9:40 PM

    “Under the somewhat complicated rules for compensatory draft picks, a team losing more or better free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to get up to four extra picks in the draft.”

    This is a good rule. Because if you’re a crappy franchise who attracts crappy free agents while your good players leave, what better way to compensate them than with crappy draft picks?

    (Although I’m pretty sure the Panthers could get a better option at starting quarterback with any of those draft picks)
    ((That last postscript has been true for the last 3 seasons))

  22. cmich2006 says: Mar 25, 2011 9:45 PM

    How the hell do the Ravens get two 5ths for those scrubs…oh wait The Ravens are Goodells fav team.

  23. realitypolice says: Mar 25, 2011 9:47 PM

    thefiesty1 says:
    Mar 25, 2011 6:38 PM
    Uh oh! Here comes those Ohio State free tats who won’t sit out 5 game suspensions with their coach now caught lying. Pryor might be a good 6th round compensory pick.
    ===================

    That would be a great theory, except for the whole “deadline for entering the draft expired a long time ago” thing.

    And if these guys declare themselves available for the supplementary draft, a team drafting them would lose that pick for 2012.

    So….there’s that.

  24. realitypolice says: Mar 25, 2011 9:49 PM

    northeastern31 says:
    Mar 25, 2011 6:43 PM

    Change your team’s logo !!! And the baby blue colors GOT to go! LOL

    ===============

    Haven’t spent much time in NC, huh?

    Ever seen North Carolina’s uniforms?

    Nope? OK, then.

  25. whitemike55 says: Mar 26, 2011 12:40 AM

    Texans lose Dunta Robinson but end up with the last pick in the 7th rd. “Mr. Irrelevant”???? While signing no big free agents?

    C’mon mannnnnnn

  26. borisbulldog says: Mar 26, 2011 2:15 AM

    With Hurney as GM and Blow Hard Richardson as owner, the Plainthers could have picks 1-32 in the draft and they’d still blow!

  27. pixelito says: Mar 26, 2011 8:42 AM

    What a joke this system is… So other teams have to suffer because Carolina is a joke of an organization that no talented player wants to play for?

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