Skip to content

2014 NFL compensatory draft picks by team


The NFL has awarded the following 32 compensatory selections for the 2014 draft:

Ravens (4 picks): Round Three (99), Round Four (134), Round Four (138), Round Five (175).

Jets (4 picks): Round Four (137), Round Six (209), Round Six (210), Round Six (213).

Steelers (3 picks): Round Three (97), Round Five (173), Round Six (215).

Texans (3 picks): Round Four (135), Round Six (211), Round Seven (256).

Falcons (3 picks): Round Four (139), Round Seven (253), Round Seven (255).

Rams (3 picks): Round Six (214), Round Seven (249), Round Seven (250)

Cowboys (3 picks): Round Seven (248), Round Seven (251), Round Seven (254).

Packers (2 picks): Round Three (98), Round Five (176).

Lions (2 picks): Round Four (133), Round Four (136).

Bengals (2 picks): Round Six (212), Round Seven (252).

49ers (1 pick): Round Three (100).

Patriots (1 pick): Round Four (140).

Giants (1 pick): Round Five (174).

Compensatory selections are awarded to clubs for free agent losses sustained in the previous offseason.

Permalink 42 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Features, Home
42 Responses to “2014 NFL compensatory draft picks by team”
  1. riflemanlax says: Mar 24, 2014 6:56 PM

    Really not sure this compensatory pick thing is a great idea anymore. It rewards teams for being bad in free agency, whilst wiser teams get shafted.

  2. charmcityalum says: Mar 24, 2014 7:06 PM

    Who did the Steelers lose to free agency last year that was worthy of a 3rd round pick as compensation? Not trying to be smart I just can’t think of who it was.

  3. ufanforreal says: Mar 24, 2014 7:07 PM

    Why is the Patriots given one?

  4. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 24, 2014 7:10 PM

    It doesn’t seem fair the steelers get the first compensatory pick. Not because of the Tomlin thing, but for the sake of competition. Why widen the gap.

  5. sdiegosteel says: Mar 24, 2014 7:11 PM

    Mike Wallace – – the largest deal in last year’s free agency.

  6. afcdomination says: Mar 24, 2014 7:11 PM

    oh stop, comp picks are great. its another layer and element to the GM Job and you can look at teams like the Chiefs as a team playing the compensatory game this year for a 3-4 picks next year. the “Winners” in FA are actually those who tend to not heavily participate in it. retain your own in the important positions, not everywhere just for the heck of it.

    now the Texans look pretty darn good, 3 extra picks to go with a talented roster, an easier schedule, and a top pick. tell me again why this is a bad thing? because it helps teams who don’t overpay for other team’s starters?

  7. ariani1985 says: Mar 24, 2014 7:11 PM

    I think someone forgot to tell green bay that free agency started?
    Oh wait, they gave 5-4 Samantha sheilds that 80 million dollar contact!

  8. charmcityalum says: Mar 24, 2014 7:12 PM

    Nevermind. It was Wallace.

  9. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 24, 2014 7:14 PM

    A 3rd rounder to the Packers for Greg Jennings????


    Thanks for over paying him, Spieldope!

  10. charmcityalum says: Mar 24, 2014 7:16 PM

    Patriots got one for Welker I think.

  11. jimmysee says: Mar 24, 2014 7:26 PM

    Vikings sign Greg Jennings — Packers get an extra third!

    That’s a good deal for Green Bay.

  12. 87hollywoodhorn says: Mar 24, 2014 7:27 PM

    I absolutely hate the compensatory pick system. Primarily b/c the Saints have never got a compensatory pick despite having some incredible interior o line talent get poached over the years.
    This is what GMs are for! smh

  13. alstottwastheman says: Mar 24, 2014 7:29 PM

    Would have thought the Bucs would get one for letting Bennet go.

  14. floriohaslosthisedgyroots says: Mar 24, 2014 7:48 PM

    How does Elvis Dumervil not get factored into the equation for the Ravens. Hmmm.

  15. 305phinphan says: Mar 24, 2014 7:50 PM

    The Dolphins couldn’t get at least one from Jake Long or Sean Smith?

  16. darkneptune73 says: Mar 24, 2014 7:54 PM

    Not that this means much since whoever gets chosen with a compensatory pick is a future NFL starter.

  17. darkneptune73 says: Mar 24, 2014 7:55 PM

    *Not necessarily a future NFL starter*

  18. bricketh says: Mar 24, 2014 7:57 PM

    It isn’t a one for one pick…. It is a net gains versus net losses in FA. The thing that surprised me was that Baltimore has been awarded 41 picks since 1994 (which really means since 1997, since that would have been the first year they could have gotten a compensatory pick, as it doesn’t seem to count the original Browns and Ravens together like it does Titans/Oilers). The next closest team has 33 since 1994… That is a surprising number of picks over that span!

  19. uwsptke says: Mar 24, 2014 8:05 PM

    Dumervil doesn’t factor into the equations because he was cut by Denver. You have to have completed your contract.

  20. burndownhottopic says: Mar 24, 2014 8:12 PM

    Dumervil doesn’t count because he was cut. Players released by their teams don’t count into this formula. Thats why the Ravens don’t jump in on unrestricted free agents.

  21. sketchydave says: Mar 24, 2014 8:15 PM

    The bills lost levitre. Signed the highest guard contract last year. Nothing?

  22. grimreaper12 says: Mar 24, 2014 8:20 PM

    Good news. I hope Belichick doesn’t waste it on a gunner from Rutgers!

  23. radrntn says: Mar 24, 2014 8:26 PM

    to me this is the biggest crock of crap in the nfl….just get rid of this entirley. To much grey area in this whole thing. If a team can’t sign their own player shame on them. They should not be compensated for their own inabilty and misfortunes to do that.

  24. wipackman1265 says: Mar 24, 2014 8:33 PM

    When teams use FA they get players .. When you lose players you get picks .. It’s a choice .. Don’t whine when you don’t get comp picks

  25. wipackman1265 says: Mar 24, 2014 8:35 PM

    Levitate hone. But what did you get ?? Keep that in mind

  26. wipackman1265 says: Mar 24, 2014 8:36 PM

    Rifleman…. Team got no picks huh ?

  27. wipackman1265 says: Mar 24, 2014 8:40 PM

    C’mon. You pick in the top 10 every year … You sign FA’s like their going out of style and you say ” it’s not fair”. …Dude. Your people don’t know talent. Why do you want more picks. ??

  28. ijahru says: Mar 24, 2014 8:55 PM

    Is there an exact formula to determine if a team gets a pick amd in what round?

  29. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 24, 2014 9:15 PM

    This gives the cowboys a total of 6 picks in the 7th round where fullbacks and project QBs can be found. Thanks NFL.

  30. hsteacher says: Mar 24, 2014 9:37 PM

    I like the compensatory pick idea. What I do not like is the secrecy about who gets a pick and in what round. They need to have a system that everyone knows up front so we can all see from the previous offseason who gets what.

  31. forthelove says: Mar 24, 2014 9:40 PM

    After being reminded of compensatory picks, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Raiders factored that into letting Veldheer and Houston walk. By paying them they may have been sacrificing a 3rd or 4th compensatory pick for each next year.

  32. rajbais says: Mar 24, 2014 9:54 PM

    Texans did a bad personnel job before 2013.

    Let Glover Quin and Connor Barwin go, sign Ed Reed, and get a 4th Rd pick????

  33. axespray says: Mar 24, 2014 10:15 PM

    With the Comp. Picks we’ve only got 9 picks in this year’s draft.

    Sounds like Ted is gonna trade down.
    Gotta get at least 11-12 draft picks.

  34. cursedvikings1998 says: Mar 24, 2014 10:28 PM

    None of this even matters. The Saints ended up with only five total draft picks last year and completely cleaned up, with Kenny Vaccaro, John Jenkins, Terron Armstead, and Kenny Stills. Rufus Johnson wasn’t the best, but he was the last pick they took.

    The good teams with good managers and coaches do awesome in the draft. The bad teams with bad managers and bad coaches could have 100 draft picks and still get their arses handed to them week in week out.

  35. mutohasaposse says: Mar 24, 2014 10:28 PM

    Ughhhh … picks in the third and fourth round in this draft are gold. These teams are going to truly benefit from this.

    Wish the dang Skins could once get some comp picks but we don’t have any FA worth signing and won’t for a long time.

  36. tangysizzl says: Mar 24, 2014 10:44 PM

    I knew the Packers could get a 3rd for Jennings but didn’t expect them to get a 5th rounder for Eric Walden, thanks Indy. This is a good year to have untradeable extra picks.

    Thompson is setting himself up for more picks next year too, gone are Evan Dietrich-Smith, James Jones and Marshall Newhouse so far, in are Julius Peppers and Letroy Guion but both were cut from their teams and don’t factor in.

    If it wasn’t for the comp picks maybe Ted would be more willing to spend in FA…ha, who am I kidding?

  37. drdavid7 says: Mar 24, 2014 10:56 PM

    How do they determine which spot you get a pick? As in Dallas – 3 in the 7th round… VS a third 6 and 7?

  38. leshon42 says: Mar 24, 2014 11:59 PM

    how does Balt get a pick for Ed Reed when he was cut from the team that signed him, thought the picks were based on play and $$

  39. jjfootball says: Mar 25, 2014 2:24 AM


  40. cruzer1996 says: Mar 25, 2014 1:29 PM

    These teams know the system. Use it to their advantage if they so choose. There is a downside to living in free agency. Build with the draft, and you won’t have problems. I love this system.

  41. fishyinalittledishy says: Mar 31, 2014 4:01 AM

    Steelers pick should have gone to the Fins.

  42. darklife42 says: Mar 31, 2014 6:25 PM

    Stupid system which should be eliminated. This year is a very deep draft, so a 3rd and 5th round pick (my Packers) is valuable. They could get 4 3rd round picks in a rotten draft class year which is not nearly as valuable. There’s no checks and balances in this system.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!