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NFL Awards 32 Compensatory Picks for NFL Draft 2018

NFL Awards 32 Compensatory Picks for NFL Draft 2018

Additional Round Brings Total Draft Selections to 256 Overall Choices
Frank Coyle – Head Scout / Publisher

The NFL awarded 32 compensatory picks for the 2018 NFL Draft to 15 teams. Four teams, the Bengals, Cowboys, Raiders and Packers each have received four additional draft picks. The 32 compensatory picks brings the total draft selections for the NFL Draft 2018 to 256 choices. The Atlanta Falcons will have the final selection, ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ which is #256.

The Arizona Cardinals earned the best value for their three additional selections, with a 3rd (#97) and 4th round (#134) picks, in addition to a 7th (#254) round selection. The Cincinnati Bengals added picks in the 3rd (#100), 5th (#170) and 7th (#252 & 253) rounds.  The Dallas Cowboys received selections in the 4th (#137), 5th (#171 & 173) and 6th (#208) rounds. Green Bay Packers four selections were similar to Dallas when they added picks in the 4th (#133), 5th (#172 & 174) and 6th (#207) rounds. The Oakland Raiders were awarded four choices, all in the 6th round (# 210, 212, 216 & 217).

Teams losing more or high rated veteran free agents than it signed from the previous FA class are eligible to receive compensatory draft picks the following spring. The draft selections are determined by factors like salary, playing time and postseason honors. The additional 32 selections create an overall 8th Round for the NFL Draft with 256 total selections annually.

List of Compensatory Choices (32) Awarded for the NFL Draft 2018

Cardinals
Third-round pick (#97th overall), Fourth-round (#134th overall), Seventh-round (#254th overall)

Texans
Third-round pick (#98th overall), Sixth-round picks (211th & 214th overall)

Broncos
Third-round (#99th overall)

Bengals
Third-round pick (#100th overall), Fifth-round pick (#170th overall), Seventh-round (#252nd & #253rd overall)

Cowboys
Fourth-round pick (#133rd overall), Fifth-round picks (#171st & #173rd overall), Sixth-round (#208th overall)

Giants
Fourth-round (#135th overall)

Patriots
Fourth-round (#136th overall)

Packers+
Fourth-round pick (#137th overall), Fifth-round picks (#172nd & #174th overall), Sixth-round (#207th overall)

Raiders
Sixth-round picks (#210th, 212th, 216th & 217th overall)

Vikings
Sixth-round picks (#213th & 218th overall)

Chiefs
Sixth-round (#209th overall)

Ravens
Sixth-round (#215th overall)

Chargers
Seventh-round (#251st overall)

Buccaneers
Seventh-round (#255 overall)

Falcons
Seventh-round (#256th overall)
Final pick in the draft – ‘Mr. Irrelevant’