NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Choices to 15 teams
A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2012 NFL Draft have been awarded to 15 teams, the NFL announced Monday.
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 Monday will supplement the 221 choices in the seven rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft April 26-28.
The first round will be held on Thursday, April 26 and begin at 7:00 PM CT. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 27 at 6:00 PM CT followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 AM CT.
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, and not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by the formula.
The Browns, Packers, Jets and Raiders among the teams receiving the most draft selections. The Browns, Packers and Jets were the only team in the league that were awarded four compensatory picks, while the Raiders received three-selections, but they were good ones, as Oakland got the highest compensatory pick of any team in the NFL with a third-rounder.
The following 2012 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:
4/131/New York Giants
6/202/New York Jets
6/203/New York Jets
7/242/New York Jets
7/244/New York Jets
Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2012 NFL Draft:
Harvey Dahl, Michael Koenen
Ray Edwards, Reggie Kelly
Chris Chester, Dawan Landry, Le’Ron McClain, Donte’ Stallworth, Josh Wilson
Vonta Leach, Bernard Pollard, Ricky Williams
Paul Posluszny, Donte Whitner
Brad Smith, Tyler Thigpen
Jeff King, Richard Marshall, Matt Moore
Ron Edwards, Olindo Mare
Abram Elam, Matt Roth, Chansi Stuckey, Jason Trusnik, Lawrence Vickers, Floyd Womack, Eric Wright
Brandon Jackson, Dimitri Patterson, Usama Young
Stephen Bowen, Sam Hurd
Daryn Colledge, Korey Hall, Brandon Jackson, Cullen Jenkins, Jason Spitz
Charlie Johnson, Clint Session
Ray Edwards, Ben Leber, Tarvaris Jackson, Sidney Rice
Remi Ayodele, Charlie Johnson
NEW YORK GIANTS
Kevin Boss, Barry Cofield, Steve Smith
David Baas, Steve Weatherford
NEW YORK JETS
Drew Coleman, Braylon Edwards, Shaun Ellis, Brad Smith, Steve Weatherford
Nnamdi Asomugha, Robert Gallery, Bruce Gradkowski, Zach Miller, Thomas Howard
Kevin Boss, Stephen Heyer
Nick Eason, Keyaron Fox, Matt Spaeth
Kevin Burnett, Darren Sproles
Travis LaBoy, Takeo Spikes
TOTAL 2012 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS
Green Bay: 4
New York Jets: 4
New York Giants: 1
St. Louis: 1
San Diego: 1
Credit to ProFootball Talk for the complete list.