In a surprise to absolutely no one, the New Orleans Saints were not awarded any compensatory draft picks for 2019. Here is the full list of teams who received compensatory picks for the 2019 NFL Draft:
And in other news...— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 22, 2019
NFL awarded compensatory draft picks today - Patriots and Rams each received two third-round picks. The full list, per sources: pic.twitter.com/NDYBU01WKA
In case you don’t know, compensatory picks are draft picks awarded to a team based off the subjection evaluation that the team added more quality free agents than they lost during the previous offseason. Granted, to a team that only really lost players like Senio Kelemete and Willie Snead but signed players like Demario Davis, Kurt Coleman (whoops), Patrick Robinson, Ben Watson, and Jermon Bushrod, it makes sense the Saints didn’t get a compensatory pick this year.
Still, it continues a trend of the Saints being dead last in compensatory picks since their inception:
Saints have only been rewarded 10 compensatory picks since 1994. Ravens have the most with 50. pic.twitter.com/8RGc4t4pO5— Andrew Groover (@APGroover) February 22, 2019
As it stands now, that means the New Orleans Saints have only six picks in the 2019 draft, with the vast majority coming in the final rounds.
The Saints have picks 62, 168, 177, 202, 231, and 244 in the draft.— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) February 22, 2019