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NFL announces 32 compensatory draft choices to 15 teams

[Editor’s note: The NFL has formally announced the awarding of compensatory picks for the 2012 NFL draft. The league’s full announcement appears below.]

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2012 NFL Draft have been awarded to 15 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 2012 NFL Draft (April 26-28), which will kick off in primetime for the third consecutive year.

The first round will be held on Thursday, April 26 and begin at 8:00 PM ET. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 27 at 7:00 PM ET followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 28 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 (Atlanta, San Diego and Buffalo) 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).

Thirty compensatory picks were awarded to clubs based upon the compensatory pick formula. By rule, two 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 two additional picks were awarded to St. Louis and Indianapolis based upon the 2012 draft selection order.

The following 2012 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

ROUND/OVERALL SELECTION/TEAM
3/95/Oakland

4/128/Minnesota
4/129/Oakland
4/130/Baltimore
4/131/New York Giants
4/132/Green Bay
4/133/Green Bay
4/134/Minnesota
4/135/Dallas

5/168/Oakland
5/169/Baltimore
5/170/Indianapolis

6/202/New York Jets
6/203/New York Jets
6/204/Cleveland
6/205/Cleveland
6/206/Indianapolis
6/207/Carolina

7/240/Pittsburgh
7/241/Green Bay
7/242/New York Jets
7/243/Green Bay
7/244/New York Jets
7/245/Cleveland
7/246/Pittsburgh
7/247/Cleveland
7/248/Pittsburgh
7/249/Atlanta
7/250/San Diego
7/251/Buffalo
7/252/St. Louis
7/253/Indianapolis

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2012 NFL Draft:

ATLANTA
Lost:
Harvey Dahl, Michael Koenen

Signed:
Ray Edwards, Reggie Kelly

BALTIMORE
Lost:
Chris Chester, Dawan Landry, Le’Ron McClain, Donte’ Stallworth, Josh Wilson

Signed:
Vonta Leach, Bernard Pollard, Ricky Williams

BUFFALO
Lost:
Paul Posluszny, Donte Whitner

Signed:
Brad Smith, Tyler Thigpen

CAROLINA
Lost:
Jeff King, Richard Marshall, Matt Moore

Signed:
Ron Edwards, Olindo Mare

CLEVELAND
Lost:
Abram Elam, Matt Roth, Chansi Stuckey, Jason Trusnik, Lawrence Vickers, Floyd Womack, Eric Wright

Signed:
Brandon Jackson, Dimitri Patterson, Usama Young

DALLAS
Lost:
Stephen Bowen, Sam Hurd

Signed:
Abram Elam

GREEN BAY
Lost:
Daryn Colledge, Korey Hall, Brandon Jackson, Cullen Jenkins, Jason Spitz

INDIANAPOLIS
Lost:
Charlie Johnson, Clint Session

MINNESOTA
Lost:
Ray Edwards, Ben Leber, Tarvaris Jackson, Sidney Rice

Signed:
Remi Ayodele, Charlie Johnson

NEW YORK GIANTS
Lost:
Kevin Boss, Barry Cofield, Steve Smith

Signed:
David Baas, Steve Weatherford

NEW YORK JETS
Lost:
Drew Coleman, Braylon Edwards, Shaun Ellis, Brad Smith, Steve Weatherford

OAKLAND
Lost:
Nnamdi Asomugha, Robert Gallery, Bruce Gradkowski, Zach Miller, Thomas Howard

Signed:
Kevin Boss, Stephen Heyer

PITTSBURGH
Lost:
Nick Eason, Keyaron Fox, Matt Spaeth

SAN DIEGO
Lost:
Kevin Burnett, Darren Sproles

Signed:
Travis LaBoy, Takeo Spikes

TOTAL 2012 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS

Cleveland: 4
Green Bay: 4
New York Jets: 4
Indianapolis: 3
Oakland: 3
Pittsburgh: 3
Baltimore: 2
Minnesota: 2
Atlanta: 1
Buffalo: 1
Carolina: 1
Dallas: 1
New York Giants: 1
St. Louis: 1
San Diego: 1
TOTAL: 32

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19 Responses to “NFL announces 32 compensatory draft choices to 15 teams”
  1. torgerl says: Mar 26, 2012 4:29 PM

    The cowboys got a draft pick for losing Sam Hurd? Now that’s funny.

  2. 69jaredallen69 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:41 PM

    The Vikings win at Washington costs them another draft pick…its the gift that keeps on giving!

  3. tigers182 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:45 PM

    Cincinnati lost probably more than anyone last offseason and they don’t get a pick?

  4. Kaz says: Mar 26, 2012 4:47 PM

    The Bengals were robbed. How do they not get a pick for Joseph? You mean we signed a big time free agent to replace him? I’d like to know where I was…. And who?

  5. daysend564 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:55 PM

    Prison for a 4th rounder. Cowboys will take that any day!

  6. samoanjungle says: Mar 26, 2012 4:56 PM

    Yeah, Joseph was a first rounder!

  7. canjura says: Mar 26, 2012 5:02 PM

    What did my Rams do to deserve such an amazing reward of a free 7th rounder as a camp body?!

  8. lifetimeskinsfan739 says: Mar 26, 2012 5:04 PM

    Can someone explain why the redskins didnt get anything for losing Carolos Rogers? He left to start every game and made the probowl. I dont get it.

  9. dugganmt says: Mar 26, 2012 5:04 PM

    Why didn’t Washington get a pick for losing Carlos Rodgers?

  10. dv5454 says: Mar 26, 2012 5:07 PM

    2 4th rounders for Ted Thompson & Co. excites me. 7th rounders are a flip of the coin (If you know they’re going to be good, you would have drafted them earlier) but some value can be found in the 4th.

  11. theroc5156 says: Mar 26, 2012 5:16 PM

    I’m a Bengals fan and I expected no Comp picks. Sure, we lost JJoe, but we got Thomas Howard, Manny Lawson, and Bruce Gradkowski. If you sign more than you lose, you don’t get anything in return. The Bengals signed more free-agents then they received. Had they not signed these guys, JJoe would have gotten us a 3rd easily.

  12. spellingcopfather says: Mar 26, 2012 5:28 PM

    Nice, Go Raiders !!!

  13. tezz123 says: Mar 26, 2012 5:37 PM

    Redskins signed a lot of starters from other teams to cancel out Rodgers. Ex. Atogwe, Cofield, Bowen, Chester, Wilson and some others

    Im guessing the Bengals canceled out losing Joseph by signing Clement, Lawson, Howard, Gradkowski and Scaife.

  14. wicky888 says: Mar 26, 2012 6:23 PM

    Dear Ray Edwards,

    Thanks for the 7th round pick, we will use it to draft your replacement.

    Sincerely,

    Atlanta

  15. cmtoma says: Mar 26, 2012 6:27 PM

    lifetimeskinsfan739 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 5:04 PM
    Can someone explain why the redskins didnt get anything for losing Carolos Rogers? He left to start every game and made the probowl. I dont get it.

    Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.

    So since your beloved Redskins overspend on free agents every year, they don’t get many compensatory picks.

  16. axespray says: Mar 26, 2012 6:34 PM

    our defense went from 2nd in points to 32nd in yards, we demand more compensation for cullen jenkins! (wags finger)

  17. brasho says: Mar 26, 2012 6:55 PM

    You dunces, losing a player that went on to have great seasons has nothing to do with the process. It is about total dollars spent on incoming players versus total dollars given to free agents lost. If the team has a large differential then the team gets compensatory picks.

  18. oldbyrd says: Mar 26, 2012 11:06 PM

    THANK GOD WE KEPT CASEY MATTHEWS….LOL

  19. homelanddefense says: Mar 27, 2012 9:14 AM

    its not just about losing players guys, if you signed players to even it out you dont get picks.

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