Projected 2013 NFL Draft Compensatory Selections

By Vincent Frank on Monday, February 25th 2013
Projected 2013 NFL Draft Compensatory Selections


There are many different formulas utilized when drawing a conclusion about possible compensatory selections in the NFL Draft. Teams are awarded picks if the amount of free agents they lost exceed the amount of external free agents they signed during the previous offseason. 

Here are some standards that the National Football League use. 


* A team can receive up to four (4) compensatory selections in a given season. 

* Highest round a compensatory pick can be awarded is the third. 

* The NFL Management Council decides the rules and hands out the compensatory picks. 

* A total of 32 compensatory picks are handed out, no more and no less. If 32 teams do not qualify for compensation, the NFL uses the "who would be drafting first in the eighth round" model to dole out the remainder of the picks. 

* While rules are not well known, the NFL does utilize a system based on net free agents added compared to net free agents lost, the value of the incoming and outgoing free agents, playing time, postseason awards and financial terms of the signed contracts from the previous offseason. 

* Compensatory picks are handed out at the end of each round and cannot be traded. 


eDraft NFL Compensatory Pick Predictions
Round Team Player Lost Signed With
3 Kansas City Chiefs Brandon Carr Dallas Cowboys
3 Houston Texans Mario Williams Buffalo Bills
3 San Francisco 49ers Josh Morgan Washington Redskins
3 Tennessee Titans Cortland Finnegan St. Louis Rams
4 Green Bay Packers Matt Flynn Seattle Seahawks
4 Detroit Lions Eric Wright Tampa Bay Bucs
4 Atlanta Falcons Curtis Lofton New Orleans Saints
4 Tennessee Titans Jason Jones Seattle Seahawks
4 Miami Dolphins Kendall Langford St. Louis Rams
5 Baltimore Ravens Ben Grubbs New Orleans Saints
5 Oakland Raiders Michael Bush Chicago Bears
5 New York Giants Aaron Ross Jacksonville Jaguars
6 Baltimore Ravens Jarret Johnson San Diego Chargers
6 Houston Texans Jason Allen Cincinnati Bengals
6 San Francisco 49ers Blake Costanzo Chicago Bears
6 Oakland Raiders Samson Satele Indianapolis Colts
6 Baltimore Ravens Cory Redding Indianapolis Colts
6 Cincinnati Bengals Jerome Simpson Minnesota Vikings
7 Pittsburgh Steelers William Gay Arizona Cardinals
7 San Francisco 49ers Madieu Williams Washington Redskins
7 New York Giants Steve Smith St. Louis Rams
7 Cincinnati Bengals Mike McGlynn Indianapolis Colts
7 Baltimore Ravens Tom Zbikowski Indianapolis Colts
7 Atlanta Falcons Eric Weems Chicago Bears
7 Seattle Seahawks Atari Bigby Green Bay Packers
7 Detroit Lions Drew Stanton New York Jets
7 Atlanta Falcons Kelvin Hayden Chicago Bears
7 Atlanta Falcons James Sanders Arizona Cardinals
7 Jacksonville Jaguars N/A N/A
7 Kansas City Chiefs N/A N/A
7 Oakland Raiders N/A N/A 



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