Packers Land Four Compensatory Picks

Cardinals get 3 compensatory picks in 2018 draft
Cardinals get 3 compensatory picks in 2018 draft

24 February, 2018

Michael Signora of the National Football League announced the 32 compensatory picks for the 2018 National Football League draft.

The Steelers now have seven picks including two fifth-round choices and two seventh-round picks.

The Patriots will have a first-round pick, two second-round picks, a third-round pick, a fourth-round pick and a sixth-round pick in April's draft.

Compensatory picks were introduced into the National Football League in 1994.

A team who loses more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The Broncos are among eight teams that received one compensatory pick.

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All four of the selections will come in the sixth round, with the Raiders receiving the 36th, 38th, 42nd and 43rd selections in the round, representing the 210th, 212th, 216th and 217th overall choices, respectively.

The Cardinals had traded offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom to the Ravens for a conditional seventh-round pick last summer, but conditions were not met and the Ravens kept the pick.

Compensatory free agents are determined "by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors", and not every free agent lost or signed by a team is covered by this formula.

The Giants lost Hankins, kicker Robbie Gould, offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse and defensive back Cody Sensabaugh last offseason.

The Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders were also granted four compensatory picks.

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