NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Choices to 15 Teams

Official NFL Release

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2012 NFL Draft have been awarded to 15 teams, the NFL announced today.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receivecompensatory draft picks.

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four. The 32 compensatory choices announced today will supplement the 221 choices in the seven rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft (April 26-28), which will kick off in primetime for the third consecutive year.

The first round will be held on Thursday, April 26 and begin at 8:00 PM ET. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 27 at 7:00 PM ET followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 28 at Noon ET.

This year, the compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

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.

Three clubs this year (Atlanta, San Diego and Buffalo) will each receive a compensatory pick even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents last year. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents lost by these clubs were ranked higher than the ones they signed (by a specified point differential based upon salary and performance).

Thirty compensatory picks were awarded to clubs based upon the compensatory pick formula. By rule, two additional choices were awarded at the end of the seventh round to bring the total number of compensatory selections to 32, equaling the number of NFL clubs. The two additional picks were awarded to St. Louis and Indianapolis based upon the 2012 draft selection order.

The following 2012 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

:

ROUND CHOICE/

ROUND

OVERALL SELECTION

TEAM

3

33-95

Oakland

4

33-128

Minnesota

34-129

Oakland

35-130

Baltimore

36-131

New York Giants

37-132

Green Bay

38-133

Green Bay

39-134

Minnesota

40-135

Dallas

5

33-168

Oakland

34-169

Baltimore

35-170

Indianapolis

6

33-202

New York Jets

34-203

New York Jets

35-204

Cleveland

36-205

Cleveland

37-206

Indianapolis

38-207

Carolina

7

33-240

Pittsburgh

34-241

Green Bay

35-242

New York Jets

36-243

Green Bay

37-244

New York Jets

38-245

Cleveland

39-246

Pittsburgh

40-247

Cleveland

41-248

Pittsburgh

42-249

Atlanta

43-250

San Diego

44-251

Buffalo

45-252

St. Louis

46-253

Indianapolis

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2012 NFL Draft:

ATLANTA

Lost:

Harvey Dahl, Michael Koenen

Signed:

Ray Edwards, Reggie Kelly

BALTIMORE

Lost:

Chris Chester, Dawan Landry, Le'Ron McClain, Donte' Stallworth, Josh Wilson

Signed:

Vonta Leach, Bernard Pollard, Ricky Williams

BUFFALO

Lost:

Paul Posluszny, Donte Whitner

Signed:

Brad Smith, Tyler Thigpen

CAROLINA

Lost:

Jeff King, Richard Marshall, Matt Moore

Signed:

Ron Edwards, Olindo Mare

CLEVELAND

Lost:

Abram Elam, Matt Roth, Chansi Stuckey, Jason Trusnik, Lawrence Vickers, Floyd Womack, Eric Wright

Signed:

Brandon Jackson, Dimitri Patterson, Usama Young

DALLAS

Lost:

Stephen Bowen, Sam Hurd

Signed:

Abram Elam

GREEN BAY

Lost:

Daryn Colledge, Korey Hall, Brandon Jackson, Cullen Jenkins, Jason Spitz

INDIANAPOLIS

Lost:

Charlie Johnson, Clint Session

MINNESOTA

Lost:

Ray Edwards, Ben Leber, Tarvaris Jackson, Sidney Rice

Signed:

Remi Ayodele, Charlie Johnson

NEW YORK GIANTS

Lost:

Kevin Boss, Barry Cofield, Steve Smith

Signed:

David Baas, Steve Weatherford

NEW YORK JETS

Lost:

Drew Coleman, Braylon Edwards, Shaun Ellis, Brad Smith, Steve Weatherford

OAKLAND

Lost:

Nnamdi Asomugha, Robert Gallery, Bruce Gradkowski, Zach Miller, Thomas Howard

Signed:

Kevin Boss, Stephen Heyer

PITTSBURGH

Lost:

Nick Eason, Keyaron Fox, Matt Spaeth

SAN DIEGO

Lost:

Kevin Burnett, Darren Sproles

Signed:

Travis LaBoy, Takeo Spikes


TOTAL 2012 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS

Cleveland

4

Green Bay

4

New York Jets

4

Indianapolis

3

Oakland

3

Pittsburgh

3

Baltimore

2

Minnesota

2

Atlanta

1

Buffalo

1

Carolina

1

Dallas

1

New York Giants

1

St. Louis

1

San Diego

1

TOTAL

32

NFL CLUB SUMMARY OF COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS, 1994-2012 *

Arizona

16

Atlanta

11

Baltimore

33

Buffalo

26

Carolina

14

Chicago

17

Cincinnati

18

Cleveland

6

Dallas

30

Denver

9

Detroit

15

Green Bay

30

Houston

4

Indianapolis

19

Jacksonville

19

Kansas City

13

Miami

15

Minnesota

17

New England

26

New Orleans

10

NY Giants

21

NY Jets

9

Oakland

16

Philadelphia

29

Pittsburgh

25

St. Louis **

27

San Diego

18

San Francisco

19

Seattle

18

Tampa Bay

18

Tennessee ***

27

Washington

12

TOTAL

587

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