NFL Announces 39 Compensatory Draft Choices to 16 Clubs

NFL Draft

Via NFL Communications

A total of 39 compensatory draft selections in the 2022 NFL Draft have been awarded to 16 teams, the NFL announced today.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents (“CFA”) than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

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.  No club may receive more than four compensatory picks in any one year. If a club qualifies for more than four compensatory picks after offsetting each CFA lost by each CFA gained of an equal or higher value, the four highest remaining selections will be awarded to the club.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement limits the number of compensatory selections to the number of clubs then in the League (32). This year, one club, the Kansas City Chiefs, qualified for a compensatory selection under the net loss formula but will not receive that pick because the final numerical value of the CFA who was lost ranked 33rd among the final numerical values of all compensatory selections. Kansas City will receive a compensatory selection for one other CFA lost whose final numerical value ranked within the top 32.

In addition to the 32 compensatory selections awarded under the net loss formula, seven special compensatory selections were awarded to six clubs: the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers (two special compensatory selections), Kansas City Chiefs, and Los Angeles Rams under a 2020 amendment to the League’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, which was agreed upon by the NFL and the NFLPA to promote equal employment opportunities and an inclusive workforce within NFL clubs. This initiative provides that the prior employer-club of a minority employee who has been hired by another club as its head coach or primary football executive (general manager) will receive compensation in the form of a special compensatory draft selection in the third round of each of the next two drafts, or in each of the next three drafts if two minority employees from the employer-club are hired for these positions by another club or clubs. Special compensatory selections are awarded in draft selection order after all other compensatory selections in round three and are denoted with an asterisk in the following table.

The following 2022 compensatory draft picks have been awarded for the 2022 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 28-30 in Las Vegas:

Round Round Choice/

Overall Selection

3 33-97 Detroit
3 34-98 New Orleans
3 35-99* Cleveland
3 36-100* Baltimore
3 37-101* New Orleans
3 38-102* San Francisco
3 39-103* Kansas City
3 40-104* Los Angeles Rams
3 41-105* San Francisco
4 33-138 Pittsburgh
4 34-139 Baltimore
4 35-140 Green Bay
4 36-141 Baltimore
4 37-142 Los Angeles Rams
4 38-143 Tennessee
5 33-176 Dallas
5 34-177 Detroit
5 35-178 Dallas
5 36-179 Indianapolis
6 33-211 Los Angeles Rams
6 34-212 Los Angeles Rams
6 35-213 Atlanta
6 36-214 Los Angeles Chargers
6 37-215 Arizona
6 38-216 Indianapolis
6 39-217 Detroit
6 40-218 Los Angeles Rams
6 41-219 Tennessee
6 42-220 San Francisco
6 43-221 San Francisco
7 33-254 Los Angeles Chargers
7 34-255 Los Angeles Chargers
7 35-256 Arizona
7 36-257 Arizona
7 37-258 Green Bay
7 38-259 Kansas City
7 39-260 Los Angeles Chargers
7 40-261 Tampa Bay
7 41-262 San Francisco


The compensatory free agents lost and gained in 2021 by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2022 Draft:

ARIZONA Lost: Arnold, Dan; Blackson, Angelo; Drake, Kenyan; Peterson, Patrick; Reddick, Haason
Gained: Green, A.J.; Prater, Matt
ATLANTA Lost: Mack, Alex; McCray, Justin; Neal, Keanu
Gained: Davis, Mike; Patterson, Cordarrelle
BALTIMORE Lost: Judon, Matthew; Ngakoue, Yannick; Ward, Jihad
Gained: Watkins, Sammy
DALLAS Lost: Awuzie, Chidobe; Dalton, Andy; Erving, Cameron; Woods, Xavier
Gained: Basham, Tarell; Neal, Keanu
DETROIT Lost: Agnew, Jamal; Davis, Jarrad; Golladay, Kenny; Jones, Marvin; Prater, Matt
Gained: Perriman, Breshad; Williams, Jamaal
GREEN BAY Lost: Linsley, Corey; Williams, Jamaal
INDIANAPOLIS Lost: Autry, Denico; Brissett, Jacoby; Walker, Anthony
Gained: Tevi, Sam
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Lost: Kpassagnon, Tanoh; Watkins, Sammy; Wilson, Damien
Gained: Thuney, Joe
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS Lost: Feeney, Dan; Henry, Hunter; Jenkins, Rayshawn; Perryman, Denzel; Taylor, Tyrod; Tevi, Sam
Gained: Feiler, Matt; Linsley, Corey
LOS ANGELES RAMS Lost: Ebukam, Samson; Everett, Gerald; Fox, Morgan; Hill, Troy; Johnson, John
NEW ORLEANS Lost: Hendrickson, Trey; Rankins, Sheldon
Gained: Kpassagnon, Tanoh
PITTSBURGH Lost: Dupree, Bud; Feiler, Matt; Hilton, Mike
Gained: Haeg, Joe; Witherspoon, Ahkello (acquired via trade)
SAN FRANCISCO Lost: Beathard, C.J.; Bourne, Kendrick; Hyder, Kerry; Witherspoon, Ahkello
Gained: Ebukam, Samson; Mack, Alex
TAMPA BAY Lost: Haeg, Joe
TENNESSEE Lost: Clowney, Jadeveon; Davis, Corey; Jones, DaQuan; King, Desmond; Smith, Jonnu
Gained: Autry, Denico; Dupree, Bud; Lamm, Kendall


Los Angeles Chargers 4
Los Angeles Rams 4
Arizona 3
Detroit 3
San Francisco 3
Baltimore 2
Dallas 2
Green Bay 2
Indianapolis 2
Tennessee 2
Atlanta 1
Kansas City 1
New Orleans 1
Pittsburgh 1
Tampa Bay 1


*Does not include special compensatory selections


Baltimore 55
Dallas 49
Green Bay 47
New England 46
Los Angeles Rams 43
Philadelphia 37
Cincinnati 35
Pittsburgh 35
San Francisco 35
Tennessee 33
Seattle 32
Arizona 29
Buffalo 28
Kansas City 28
New York Giants 28
Minnesota 27
Atlanta 25
Indianapolis 25
Los Angeles Chargers 25
Denver 24
Detroit 24
Miami 22
Tampa Bay 22
Las Vegas 21
Carolina 20
Chicago 20
Jacksonville 19
Houston 18
Washington 17
New York Jets 14
Cleveland 13
New Orleans 13

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