Rams, Patriots both receive two third-round compensatory picks

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The NFL awarded compensatory draft picks Friday, and the Patriots and Rams both received two third-round picks.

The Super Bowl teams will have extra picks to reload this offseason.

The Patriots’ third-round choices are No. 97 overall and 101 overall. The Rams’ third-round choices are No. 98 and 99 overall.

In all, 15 teams received additional selections after losing more or better compensatory free agents (CFA) than it acquired last year based on a formula.

The Rams lost Derek Carrier, Cody Davis, Trumaine Johnson and Sammy Watkins, while signing no compensatory free agents. (The free agents the Rams signed were released by other teams and not compensatory free agents.)

The Patriots lost Danny Amendola, Johnson Bademosi, Malcolm Butler, Cameron Fleming, Dion Lewis and Nate Solder as CFAs. They signed CFAs Adrian Clayborn and Jeremy Hill.

Washington (96th overall), Carolina (100th) and Baltimore (102nd) each received one third-round pick.

In the fourth round, Indianapolis (No. 135 overall), Dallas (136), Atlanta (137) and Philadelphia (138) get extra selections.

The Giants (No. 171 overall), Atlanta (172) and Washington (173) received extra fifth-rounders.

In the sixth round, the Patriots (No. 205), Washington (206), Arizona (207), Philadelphia (208), Minnesota (209), Cincinnati (210, 211 and 213), San Francisco (212) and Kansas City (214) got additional picks.

In the seventh round, the Vikings (No. 247, 250), Cardinals (248, 249, 254), Rams (251), Patriots (252) and Washington (253) all received extra choices.

36 responses to “Rams, Patriots both receive two third-round compensatory picks

  1. “But who will own the Patriots when they’re used?”

    The Kraft family. Possibly Robert will be forced out of ownership, but his son Jonathan has largely been running the team the last several years and would have been eventually given ownership anyway. They can’t force Jonathan to sell the team because Robert committed 2 misdemeanors. You’re dreaming and letting Patsanoia take over if you think that will happen.

  2. I’m predicting the Patriots will get the best out of this upcoming draft. Bill Belichick was born in Nashville, Tennessee and that’s where the draft is being held.

  3. harrisonhits2 says:
    February 22, 2019 at 3:41 pm
    “But who will own the Patriots when they’re used?”

    The Kraft family. Possibly Robert will be forced out of ownership, but his son Jonathan has largely been running the team the last several years and would have been eventually given ownership anyway. They can’t force Jonathan to sell the team because Robert committed 2 misdemeanors. You’re dreaming and letting Patsanoia take over if you think that will happen.
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    Both of you are out of your minds. Robert will own the team until he decides he no longer wants to run it.

  4. This gives the pats 12 picks a first two 2nd rd picks three 3rd rd picks one 4th rd pick one 6th rd pick and four 7th rd picks.😁😁😁😁😁😁

  5. “The Kraft family. Possibly Robert will be forced out of ownership, but his son Jonathan has largely been running the team the last several years and would have been eventually given ownership anyway.”

    They will force him to sell. He won’t “pass it to his family”. The NFL owners will finally vest themselves of this troublemaker and his family name.

  6. Wow, the Kraft story is like 4 hours old and I’m already sick of it. This is the new topic that’s going to get injected into every comments section whether we like it or not, sometimes to be complemented by Kaepernick comments and cry baby Saints fans.

  7. “Wow, the Kraft story is like 4 hours old and I’m already sick of it. This is the new topic that’s going to get injected into every comments section whether we like it or not…..”

    I get it man I really do. It’s going to be insane. But hey…when a guy who is worth 6.6 billion dollars and owns the Patriots and Revolution and an entire stadium, is found knee deep up in Orchids of Asia trying to get a “massage”, then articles will flood. The ending surely will not be happy. A man with his yen knows better than to play touchy feely and sooki sooki in public like that. Tsk tsk Mr Kraft.

  8. Be realistic—-Kraft and the Patriots aren’t going anywhere.

    If anything, this thing will create another tremendous effort (fueled by Belichick and Brady) towards the notion that everyone is against them and they’ll get a 7th Lombardi out of it.

    The shrinking nation of whiners and conspiracy theorists will just have to get the old excuse mill cranked up once again. We all know it hasn’t collected any dust.

    Of course, it will be as glorious as it always is—maybe even more if that’s possible.

  9. All the players these two teams lost were crap this year for the most part. IMO this comp pick system is a little off when the two SB teams get two each of the best possible comp picks. Clearly they didn’t need those players if they still made it to the SB. Maybe disclude playoff teams? I don’t know.

  10. kevines255 says:
    February 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm
    You can tell someone is a hater when the fault a billionaire for getting a prostitute. It’s like a player getting busted for weed.

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    I’d say there’s no relation to what you just said lol… but I guess if your a Patriot fan you’re gonna do whatever it takes to protect yourselves and not admit the truth lol.

  11. kevines255 says:
    February 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm
    You can tell someone is a hater when the fault a billionaire for getting a prostitute. It’s like a player getting busted for weed.
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    Prostitution ring that stretches all the way to China = Smoking a joint.
    Got it.

  12. kevines255 says:
    February 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm
    You can tell someone is a hater when the fault a billionaire for getting a prostitute. It’s like a player getting busted for weed.
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    So according to you, supporting human trafficking is ok? Figures that a Patriot fan would think so.

  13. jman967 says:
    February 22, 2019 at 3:51 pm
    “The Kraft family. Possibly Robert will be forced out of ownership, but his son Jonathan has largely been running the team the last several years and would have been eventually given ownership anyway.”

    They will force him to sell. He won’t “pass it to his family”. The NFL owners will finally vest themselves of this troublemaker and his family name.

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    Kraft actually doesnt own it, the Kraft Group does. Kraft is just an employee (granted highly paid with a lot of say) of the Kraft group. Also Jonathan Kraft had been running the Kraft group for years although his father still has a hand in. The NFL could force Kraft to step back from his role as the face of the ownership but if they tried taking the team from the Kraft group they will find thats not so straightforward as it would be in the cases where teams are simply owned by a rich guy.

  14. Some dimwit actually thinks that this incident will result in the Kraft Family having to sell the franchise. Not in a million years. Especially if the league has allowed the Rooney crime family to run that failing franchise for all this time. Keep dreaming though it won’t change the fact that they still continue to own this league and the 29 runner ups.

  15. That’s like having two extra first round picks, if you know what to do with them. It will be interesting to see who the Patriots draft, or whether they’ll trade out of those spots. I’m beginning to think that the most crucial ingredient in this Patriots’ dynasty is not their star QB Tom Brady. It’s not their awesome coach Bill Belichick. It’s their awesome GM Bill Belichick. Bill Belichick the GM hired Bill Belichick to coach the team, and Tom Brady to QB the team. Those are the 2 most important things, and BB the GM hit those two out of the park. But everybody knows that. Then there are the remaining 52 players, and I think it’s worth keeping an eye on how these players are acquired. Let’s try to figure out the method to this guy’s madness. What is the special ingredient he looks for in players? Is it what he see’s on film? Is it the 40 yard dash? Is it the kid’s character? Shuttle run times? Test score? Interview? Should be a good opportunity to learn something. It’s gotta something more than just #12 and good coaching.

  16. The third round compensatory picks are actually 4th round picks because all teams had already made their third round picks before the compensatory picks are made.

  17. As a Pats fan, I never watch the draft. Pats always picking 28 or worse in the first round. and they usually trade out of that into the second round. One thing is for sure, the Pats will not use 12 draft picks. they have 4 picks from last year that were on IR coming back, so they will trade some picks for picks in 2020. Probably a round or two higher.

  18. These guys know how to work the system. New England frequently acquires players on expiring contracts just to try them out and get comp picks. The rich get richer, another small reason why they’re on top.

  19. grogansheroes says:
    February 22, 2019 at 8:03 pm
    As a Pats fan, I never watch the draft. Pats always picking 28 or worse in the first round. and they usually trade out of that into the second round. One thing is for sure, the Pats will not use 12 draft picks. they have 4 picks from last year that were on IR coming back, so they will trade some picks for picks in 2020. Probably a round or two higher.

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    I think they will wheel and deal this year so that they are fat and loaded to gun for the QB they want to start grooming next year.

    But I also think I am terrible at trying to predict Belichick.

  20. Getoffmylawn! says:
    February 22, 2019 at 5:43 pm
    kevines255 says:
    February 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm
    You can tell someone is a hater when the fault a billionaire for getting a prostitute. It’s like a player getting busted for weed.
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    So according to you, supporting human trafficking is ok? Figures that a Patriot fan would think so.

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    So leveraging it for your sports hate narratives is supporting it too. If you are truly against it you simply step back and let the prosecution proceed on its own.

  21. Compensatory picks should be done away with. It rewards teams who don’t sign their own players. Just get rid of these extra 32 picks and add the 8th round back to the draft.

  22. Where are all the people who claimed the Rams traded away their future to win now?

    The Rams signed Suh after he was cut by Miami, so he didnt count in the comp pick formula. And now if he leaves in FA this year, they will get credit towards a comp pick next year.

    They also let Sammy Watkins walk in FA last year, byt then got Cooks in a trade. So they gave up a late 1st, but got back a late 3rd…. and got a better, healthier WR.

    Snead seems to be thinking a little farther ahead than some thought.

  23. So the Patriots get an extra 4 picks in the draft for not signing their own players. I guess that makes sense.

  24. patbutler87 says:
    February 22, 2019, at 8:13 pm
    These guys know how to work the system. New England frequently acquires players on expiring contracts just to try them out and get comp picks. The rich get richer, another small reason why they’re on top.
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    Those are smart business decisions.

  25. never even give a thought to the draft or all the talking head expert opinions on it. bill knows more than all of them put together and us fans know absolutely nothing. i just relax and enjoy watching him build a new contender each year.

  26. The Pats lost 4 starters and 2 key contributors. They replaced thestarters with a drafted player, an undrafted player, and two players they traded for. In each instance they needed to spend assets to replace the lost starter or rely on unproven talent to replace the lost starter. The reason they lost the 4 starters is because of the salary cap. Look at the cap hits of Solder, Lewis, Butler, Amendola and Fleming- There is no way the Patriots could keep them. Of course a team deserves compensation under those circumstances.

  27. What is VERY interesting to me is that the NFL does not make public the formula that they use to determine compensatory picks.

    When you look at the teams getting really good compensatory picks, they are typically really good teams, which makes sense since they can;t keep all of their good players.

    Giving good teams extra 3rd and 4th round picks does take away from parity though.

    If they want more College players to be drafted, then add another Round or two to the draft and give everyone a pick in those rounds.

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