Eleven teams get compensatory third-round picks

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Half the teams in the league ended up with extra draft picks Friday, with 11 teams getting an extra third-rounder.

The league announced compensatory choices, which are awarded to teams for net free agent losses the year before.

The highest pick, the 97th overall, went to the Dolphins, who were picked over last March, with defensive end Olivier Vernon and Lamar Miller among their losses.

The Panthers, who pulled the franchise tag from cornerback Josh Norman and watched him go to Washington, were given the 98th pick. The Ravens (annually among the league leaders in comp picks) were 99th, followed by the Rams. The Broncos, Seahawks, Browns, Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks again and the Jets also added third-round comp picks.

The Bengals, Browns, Broncos, and Chiefs each got four extra picks.

A total of 32 choices were handed out, with 16 teams receiving at least one. Unlike previous years, comp picks can be traded this year, which should spice up the second and third days of the draft. Here’s a look at the picks awarded:

3-97, Miami

3-98, Carolina

3-99, Baltimore

3-100, Los Angeles Rams

3-101, Denver

3-102, Seattle

3-103, Cleveland

3-104, Kansas City

3-105, Pittsburgh

3-106, Seattle

3-107, New York Jets

4-138, Cincinnati

4-139, Cleveland

4-141, Los Angeles Rams

4-142, Cleveland

4-143, San Francisco

4-144, Indianapolis

5-178, Cincinnati

5-179, Denver

5-180, Miami

5-181, Arizona

5-182, Kansas City

5-183, Cleveland

5-184, Green Bay

5-185, New England

5-186, Miami

6-218, Kansas City

6-219, Cincinnati

6-220, Kansas City

7-253, Cincinnati

7-254, Denver

7-255, Denver

51 responses to “Eleven teams get compensatory third-round picks

  1. Pick 100 became the first compensatory pick to be traded, from the Rams to the Titans, as part of the Goff pick trade.

  2. “Unlike previous years, comp picks can be traded this year”

    Bill Belichick approves of this change. He’ll turn that comp pick into either a 6th and a 7th this year, or a 6th this year and a 6th next year.

  3. They all might as well give their picks to New England since they are the only ones who seem to be a good judge of talent. The rest of the teams are going through the motions.

  4. Comp picks are such BS.

    You either manage your cap or you don’t – teams shouldn’t have a safety net for failing to pay players.

  5. bewalker says:
    Denver received the Mr Irrelevant pick for Osweiler!

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    I’d take the Mr Irrelevant pick instead of Osweiler

  6. ariani1985 says:
    Feb 24, 2017 3:43 PM
    will green bay select another WNBA player to play corner??
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    Will Viking fans still talk smack about it when that defender catches more balls in a season than Treadwell?

  7. bewalker says:
    Feb 24, 2017 4:06 PM
    Denver received the Mr Irrelevant pick for Osweiler!
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    That’s way better than having $37 million guaranteed tied to Osweiler.

  8. The 3rd round comp pick awarded to the Rams has already been traded, in essence. The Titans get that pick, and the Rams get their regular 3rd round pick back.

    So the Rams end up with their 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th, along with an extra 4th (comp) and extra 7th (from Balt). Maybe they didn’t mortgage their future after all.

  9. Denver snags 4 picks. I especially like the last two. That essentially gives them first dibs on all the undrafted free agents, with whom Elway has had good luck.

  10. Pats get Clevelands 3rd round comp pick # 103 for trading away Collins….. & a 5th rounder as well, so not too shabby with the comp picks after winning the Super Bowl!!!!
    Go Pats!!!!

  11. So, let’s recap:

    Bill Belichick gets rid of bad egg Jamie Collins, which is the first step to improving the defense (against all pundit reaction), the defense helps the Pats win the Super Bowl, and then BB gets an additional 3rd round pick in the process.

    Ha!

  12. I agree with the people that think Comp Picks are BS. Especially ones for players they let walk without even trying to resign. Come on why should Carolina get an extra pick because they chose to let Norman walk. They had him tagged and then rescinded the offer. So they chose to let him go, they should not be rewarded for that. I can completely understand receiving comp picks for players they wanted to keep but either the player wanted to leave or they just couldn’t afford him. But not for a player they intentionally let walk. Also to allow them to be traded??? Comp picks are stupid and being completely misused. 11 teams receiving them and 32 picks handed out!!!! Way to screw up the draft.

    I want to know what the formula is for deciding how many and what picks are being handed out. Because if its a small group similar to the hall of fame voters deciding these picks than that is just another thing wrong with the NFL.

  13. And this one – 3-103, Cleveland – ends up going to the Patriots as compensation for Jamie Collins.

    You know, I think that they might have been able to win the Super Bowl if they hadn’t traded –

    Oh, wait. Never mind…

  14. Unloaded a player we didn’t need in Miller, and a player we couldn’t afford in Olivier. The result? A 3rd, and 2 fifths, yeah, let’s go Miami!

  15. RandyinRoxbury says:
    Feb 24, 2017 5:30 PM

    My Patriots don’t worry about such nonsense picks..lol
    ===================================

    Yup You are a “Die Hard Pats fan” That was established when they started winning. I lived in Massachusetts, none of you people exited before Brady. We own several bars in Massachusetts. I watched guys come in BEFORE year 2001 THAT WERE COWBOYS, STEELERS AND GIANTS ECT ECT FANS.
    Now they pretend they are “loyal fans”
    NEVER did I see anyone with a Hugh Millen Jersey or a Zolak Jersey. (I know you don’t know who they are Pats fan) But believe it or not Patriots existed before the cheating regime Patriots A.K.A The Trumps came along… BANDWAGON FANS.

  16. bewalker says:
    Denver received the Mr Irrelevant pick for Osweiler!

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    Technically isn’t Osweiler the real Mr. Irrelevant in the NFL?

  17. “RandyinRoxbury says:
    Feb 24, 2017 5:30 PM

    My Patriots don’t worry about such nonsense picks..lol”

    Clue for you supposed Pats fan: Your own QB was a comp pick. Don’t know much about your own team, do you?

  18. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says:
    Feb 24, 2017 6:00 PM

    I have attended Pats games since the Randy Vataha days, i’m always in my John Hannah jersey at home games, no one is more loyal to the Pats than me.

  19. RandyinRoxbury says:
    Feb 24, 2017 6:33 PM

    I have attended Pats games since the Randy Vataha days, i’m always in my John Hannah jersey at home games, no one is more loyal to the Pats than me.

    this pretend life you live is getting more colorful by the day…

  20. mrpkg says:
    Feb 24, 2017 4:14 PM

    Does not matter how many picks or what round, Cleveland will still draft a player that will not be on the roster 2 years later.
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    So true. Even like how the Browns drafted Justin Gilbert 8th overall, it barely even crosses your mind when thinking about their biggest busts in the last 3 years

  21. Just another pick for the Steelers to waste on a fragile as glass running back or a busted linebacker like Jarvis Jones.

  22. As a life long Dolphins fan it is great to see them finally understanding how this works and winning again. Now if only Brady can get hurt Snowboarding (take it easy Pats Fans; I am making a complimentary light hearted joke) or something we can rule the East again as it was for 30 years prior to this century. Seriously, Miller is nothing special and we proved that with no-name Ajayi and while Vernon is a good player he was not worth that crazy money. Old Man Cameron Wake would have led the league in Sacks if not for penalties that called back a few. He was out last year and Vernon collected some of them. This year no name Andre Branch did the same thing for less than a fraction of the money. Coaching and a less desperate Front Office make a world of difference!

  23. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says:
    Feb 24, 2017 6:00 PM
    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Feb 24, 2017 5:30 PM

    My Patriots don’t worry about such nonsense picks..lol
    ===================================

    Yup You are a “Die Hard Pats fan” That was established when they started winning. I lived in Massachusetts, none of you people exited before Brady. We own several bars in Massachusetts. I watched guys come in BEFORE year 2001 THAT WERE COWBOYS, STEELERS AND GIANTS ECT ECT FANS.
    Now they pretend they are “loyal fans”
    NEVER did I see anyone with a Hugh Millen Jersey or a Zolak Jersey. (I know you don’t know who they are Pats fan) But believe it or not Patriots existed before the cheating regime Patriots A.K.A The Trumps came along… BANDWAGON FANS.
    ****************************
    “we own several bars in Massachusetts”

    let’s hope they don’t ID you as the bar owner who hates his customers

  24. They’re not necessarily rewards for good teams. They’re rewards for teams who lost players in free agency. Sometimes they have to let guys go because they mismanaged the salary cap.

  25. The Eagles get Cleveland’s 4th rounder (139) as part of the trade-up to get Wentz deal.

    The gift that keeps on giving!

  26. comp picks seem like a way to remove the incentive for teams to sign players in free agency. I am surprised the players association is not more loudly against them, because it seems like comp picks would negatively impact players ability to get paid as much in free agency due to a less competitive market.

  27. The compensatory 3rd round picks are in reality 4th round picks because they all come after the real 3rd round has been completed. 32×3 -96. The first compensatory pick is pick #97. Normally that would be the first pick in the 4th round.

  28. Maybe the Steelers will use the pick to draft another running back as awesome as Dri Archer. Hahahahaha!

  29. vicksdawgpound says:
    Feb 24, 2017 5:37 PM

    I agree with the people that think Comp Picks are BS. Especially ones for players they let walk without even trying to resign. Come on why should Carolina get an extra pick because they chose to let Norman walk. They had him tagged and then rescinded the offer. So they chose to let him go, they should not be rewarded for that. I can completely understand receiving comp picks for players they wanted to keep but either the player wanted to leave or they just couldn’t afford him. But not for a player they intentionally let walk.
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    You obviously have no idea what was going on. We wanted to keep Norman very much. Our GM also was starting the process of re-signing Kawaan Short, was trying to plan what to do with Star, and what would we be doing in 2 years when our 2 young WRs were up for extensions along with Shaq Thompson. We would have to cut or trade ALL of those if we gave Norman what his clueless agent demanded.

    Oh, yeah, the agent. First meeting with Gettleman he “negotiated” by saying, “We want $16M a year. Not one penny less. If you insult us by offering $15,999,999.99, we’re going to play out the year on the tag and then walk. $16M, not one cent less.” And of course he didn’t tell his client he was doing this. Gettleman decided this was going nowhere, and pulled the tag. The agent called Norman, who fired him once he got the full story.

    So yes, we wanted to keep him, and technically we could afford the first year of the deal. But starting year 2, we would be facing the loss of up to 5 key players over the following 2 years. So yes, we deserve the comp pick.

  30. Panthers now have 4 of the top 100 picks. If we can land 2 starters and a role player for depth, it will be a great draft for us. DG has drafted fairly well; let’s hope that gets even better with these good picks.

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