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The New Orleans Saints are the proud owner of the 242nd overall draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft thanks to the rules of compensatory draft selections. 

Because Scott Fujita was more valuable to the Cleveland Browns - based upon salary and performance - than Jimmy Wilkerson was to the Saints here in New Orleans, the Saints are now the proud owners of an additional draft pick in the 7th round this year.  

We know what the Saints can get from a 7th round draft pick.

Make the jump for the official release from the NFL.

NFL ANNOUNCES 32 COMPENSATORY DRAFT CHOICES TO 23 CLUBS

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2011 NFL Draft have been awarded to 23 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 receive compensatory 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 2011 NFL Draft (April 28-30), which will kick off in primetime for the second consecutive year.

The first round will be held on Thursday, April 28 and begin at 8:00 PM ET.  The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 29 at 6:00 PM ET followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 30 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 (Oakland, Seattle and New Orleans) 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).

Twenty-one compensatory picks were awarded to clubs based upon the compensatory pick formula.  By rule, 11 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 11 additional picks were awarded to Carolina, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Denver, Cleveland, Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee, Dallas, Washington and Houston based upon the 2011 draft selection order.

The following 2011 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

 

ROUND CHOICE/

 

ROUND

OVERALL SELECTION

TEAM

3

33-97

 

Carolina

4

33-130

 

Tennessee

 

34-131

 

Green Bay

5

33-164

 

Baltimore

 

34-165

 

Baltimore

6

33-198

 

New York Giants

 

34-199

 

Kansas City

 

35-200

 

Minnesota

 

36-201

 

San Diego

 

37-202

 

New York Giants

 

38-203

 

Carolina

7

33-233

 

San Diego

 

34-234

 

Miami

 

35-235

 

Minnesota

 

36-236

 

Philadelphia

 

37-237

 

Tampa Bay

 

38-238

 

San Francisco

 

39-239

 

Philadelphia

 

40-240

 

Oakland

 

41-241

 

Seattle

 

42-242

 

New Orleans

 

43-243

 

Carolina

 

44-244

 

Buffalo

 

45-245

 

Cincinnati

 

46-246

 

Denver

 

47-247

 

Cleveland

 

48-248

 

Arizona

 

49-249

 

San Francisco

 

50-250

 

Tennessee

 

51-251

 

Dallas

 

52-252

 

Washington

 

53-253

 

Houston

 

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2011 NFL Draft:

BALTIMORE

Lost:

Justin Bannan, Dwan Edwards

 

 

CAROLINA

Lost:

A.J. Feeley, Julius Peppers

 

 

GREEN BAY

Lost:

Aaron Kampman

 

 

KANSAS CITY

Lost:

Wade Smith

 

 

MIAMI

Lost:

Nathan Jones, Jason Taylor

 

Signed:

Karlos Dansby

 

 

MINNESOTA

Lost:

Artis Hicks, Chester Taylor

 

 

NEW ORLEANS

Lost:

Scott Fujita

 

Signed:

Jimmy Wilkerson

 

 

NEW YORK GIANTS

Lost:

David Carr, Fred Robbins

 

 

OAKLAND

Lost:

Cornell Green

 

Signed:

Kyle Boller

 

 

PHILADELPHIA

Lost:

Jason Babin, Sean Jones

 

 

SAN DIEGO

Lost:

Brandon Manumaleuna, Kassim Osgood

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO

Lost:

Arnaz Battle, Tony Pashos

 

Signed:

David Carr

 

 

SEATTLE

Lost:

Nate Burleson

 

Signed:

Ben Hamilton

 

 

TAMPA BAY

Lost:

Will Allen, Jimmy Wilkerson

 

Signed:

Sean Jones

 

 

TENNESSEE

Lost:

Alge Crumpler, Kyle Vanden Bosch

 

Signed:

Jason Babin


TOTAL 2011 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS

Carolina

3

Baltimore

2

Minnesota

2

New York Giants

2

Philadelphia

2

San Diego

2

San Francisco

2

Tennessee

2

Arizona

1

Buffalo

1

Cincinnati

1

Cleveland

1

Dallas

1

Denver

1

Green Bay

1

Houston

1

Kansas City

1

Miami

1

New Orleans

1

Oakland

1

Seattle

1

Tampa Bay

1

Washington

1

TOTAL

32

 

 

NFL CLUB SUMMARY OF COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS, 1994-2011 *

Arizona

16

Atlanta

10

Baltimore

31

Buffalo

25

Carolina

13

Chicago

17

Cincinnati

18

Cleveland

2

Dallas

29

Denver

9

Detroit

15

Green Bay

26

Houston

4

Indianapolis

16

Jacksonville

19

Kansas City

13

Miami

15

Minnesota

15

New England

26

New Orleans

10

NY Giants

20

NY Jets

5

Oakland

13

Philadelphia

29

Pittsburgh

22

St. Louis **

26

San Diego

17

San Francisco

19

Seattle

18

Tampa Bay

18

Tennessee ***

27

Washington

12

TOTAL

555

* 1994 was the first year that compensatory draft choices were awarded; ** St. Louis picks include those awarded to Los Angeles Rams: *** Tennessee picks include those awarded to Houston Oilers.