The NFL has revised three compensatory selections after a “database error” led to a need to correct a few of the picks that were awarded to teams earlier this week.
The NFL Management Council revised three compensatory selections belonging to the Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers.
The changes add an additional compensatory pick to the fifth round with one less pick in the sixth round.
Carolina’s sixth-round selection (6-38-213) is now a fifth-round pick (5-38-174).
Denver’s sixth-round selection (6-33-208) is now a seventh-round pick (7-33-250).
Pittsburgh’s seventh-round pick (7-35-252) is now a sixth-round (6-36-212).
Exactly what the error was is unknown. Since the league doesn’t publicize the formula that goes into the awarding of compensatory picks, it’s impossible to figure out what exactly led to the database error. The general formula is based on how many free agents a team lost in the previous offseason with a value assigned based on the size of the contract, performance and awards of the players that left.
The full NFL Draft order has been updated here.