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NFL Announces 2011 Compensatory Picks

On Friday the National Football League announced the compensatory draft picks for the 2011 season.  The New York Jets did not receive any picks.  Here is the official announcement from the National Football League:

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2011 NFL Draft have been awarded to 23 teams.

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:

(Note the picks are identified by Round choice/Overall selection/ Team)

Round 3

33-97 Carolina

Round 4

33-130      Tennessee

34-131       Green Bay

Round 5

33-164  Baltimore

34-165   Baltimore

Round 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

Round 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:


Lost:   Justin Bannan, Dwan Edwards


Lost:    A.J. Feeley, Julius Peppers


Lost:    Aaron Kampman


Lost:    Wade Smith


Lost:    Nathan Jones, Jason Taylor

Signed:    Karlos Dansby


Lost:   Artis Hicks, Chester Taylor


Lost:    Scott Fujita

Signed:   Jimmy Wilkerson


Lost:   David Carr, Fred Robbins


Lost:   Cornell Green

Signed:   Kyle Boller


Lost:   Jason Babin, Sean Jones


Lost:   Brandon Manumaleuna, Kassim Osgood


Lost:   Arnaz Battle, Tony Pashos

Signed:   David Carr


Lost:   Nate Burleson

Signed:    Ben Hamilton


Lost:    Will Allen, Jimmy Wilkerson

Signed:   Sean Jones


Lost:    Alge Crumpler, Kyle Vanden Bosch

Signed:   Jason Babin


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


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.

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