NFL Compensatory Selections 2020

NFL Compensatory Selections 2020

The NFL announced that 32 compensatory choices were awarded to 15 clubs. The New England Patriots led all teams with four comp picks, including two in the third round (#98 & 100). New England will have 14 total picks in the 2020 draft.

The Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks each boast three compensatory selections. Houston earned the first comp pick of the 2020 draft (#97). Baltimore and Miami each will receive two extra picks while Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington and the LA Rams add one selection each.

New England lost seven compensatory free agents during the 2019 free agency offseason, including Trent Brown, Trey Flowers and Chris Hogan, and gained just one player.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula. No club may receive more than four compensatory picks in any one year. If a club qualifies for more than four compensatory picks after offsetting each CFA lost by each CFA gained of an equal or higher value, the four highest remaining selections will be awarded to the club.

List of compensatory picks allotted to teams at end of  rounds #3 thru #7 for the 2020 NFL Draft:

Round 3
97 Houston Texans
98 New England Patriots
99 New York Giants
100 New England Patriots
101 Seattle Seahawks
102 Pittsburgh Steelers
103 Philadelphia Eagles
104 Los Angeles Rams
105 Minnesota Vikings
106 Baltimore Ravens

Round 4
139 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
140 Chicago Bears
141 Miami Dolphins
142 Washington Redskins
143 Baltimore Ravens
144 Seattle Seahawks
145 Philadelphia Eagles
146 Philadelphia Eagles

Round 5
178 Denver Broncos
179 Dallas Cowboys

Round 6
212 New England Patriots
213 New England Patriots
214 Seattle Seahawks

Round 7
247 New York Giants
248 Houston Texans
249 Minnesota Vikings
250 Houston Texans
251 Miami Dolphins
252 Denver Broncos
253 Minnesota Vikings
254 Denver Broncos
255 New York Giants

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

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