NFL Announces Compensatory Picks

The NFL awards compensatory picks each year based on the players a team loses in free agency the prior year. The Browns didn't get a pick this year, and may not get a many next year, either.

The NFL has published the draft order for the first round of the 2003 draft, but fans have yet to see the draft order for later rounds. The NFL took another step towards finalizing those later rounds today, as it announced how many picks teams will get in compensation for the loss of free agents in 2002.

In the AFC North, the Baltimore Ravens loss of four free agents (while signing none) will get them four additional picks in this year's draft. Baltimore will an additional pick in the fourth and fifth rounds, as well as two additional seventh round selections. None of the other AFC North teams will get any compensatory draft picks.

Despite the loss of veteran players, the Browns are not yet in a position to get a number of draft picks in 2004. Earl Holmes, Corey Fuller, Jamir Miller, and Dave Wohlabaugh were all roster cuts, and not players lost in free agency.

The Browns have lost Chris Akins and Ryan Kuehl in free agency this year, and have signed Barry Gardner. At present, this would likely net the Browns a single lower-round draft choice, based on the NFL's evaluation of the players lost and gained.

According to today's press release from the NFL, here are the additional draft picks which have been awarded to teams in the 2003 draft:

ROUND

ROUND/OVERALL SELECTION

TEAM

4

34-131

 

Philadelphia

4

35-132

 

Jacksonville

4

36-133

 

Tampa Bay

4

37-134

 

Baltimore

4

38-135

 

Seattle

5

34-169

 

Miami

5

35-170

 

St. Louis

5

36-171

 

Chicago

5

37-172

 

St. Louis

5

38-173

 

Baltimore

6

33-206

 

Chicago

6

34-207

 

NY Giants

6

35-208

 

Indianapolis

6

36-209

 

Miami

6

37-210

 

Arizona

6

38-211

 

NY Giants

6

39-212

 

Green Bay

6

40-213

 

Miami

7

34-248

 

Miami

7

35-249

 

NY Giants

7

36-250

 

Baltimore

7

37-251

 

St. Louis

7

38-252

 

Kansas City

7

39-253

 

Green Bay

7

40-254

 

St. Louis

7

41-255

 

NY Giants

7

42-256

 

Green Bay

7

43-257

 

Green Bay

7

44-258

 

Baltimore

7

45-259

 

Cincinnati

7

46-260

 

Detroit

7

47-261

 

Chicago

Below is the listing of free agents lost or gained in 2002, which led to the awarding of draft picks for this year's draft:

ARIZONA

Lost:

Corey Chavous, Michael Pittman

 

Signed:

Duane Starks

 

 

 

BALTIMORE

Lost:

Lional Dalton, Corey Harris, Pat Johnson, Duane Starks

 

 

 

CHICAGO

Lost:

James Allen, Walt Harris, Tony Parrish

 

Signed:

Mike Caldwell

 

 

 

GREEN BAY

Lost:

Corey Bradford, Billy Jenkins, Allen Rossum, Bill Schroeder, Barry Stokes

 

Signed:

Joe Johnson

 

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS

Lost:

Larry Moore, Steve McKinney, Jerome Pathon

 

Signed:

James Cannida, Walt Harris

 

 

 

JACKSONVILLE

Lost:

Kevin Hardy, Mike Hollis, Renaldo Wynn

 

Signed:

Pat Johnson, Chris Naeole

 

 

 

KANSAS CITY

Lost:

Todd Peterson, Victor Riley

 

Signed:

Morten Andersen

 

 

 

MIAMI

Lost:

Lorenzo Bromell, Terry Cousin, Spencer Folau, Kenny Mixon, Lamar Smith, Matt Turk, Brian Walker

 

Signed:

Larry Chester

 

 

 

NY GIANTS

Lost:

Morten Andersen, Greg Comella, Joe Jurevicius, Ron Stone

 

 

 

PHILADELPHIA

Lost:

Mike Caldwell, Jeremiah Trotter

 

Signed:

Shawn Barber

 

 

 

ST. LOUIS

Lost:

London Fletcher, Az-Zahir Hakim, Robert Holcombe, Rod Jones, Sean Moran, Jeff Robinson

 

Signed:

Jamie Duncan

 

 

 

SEATTLE

Lost:

Christian Fauria, Todd Weiner

 

Signed:

Brandon Mitchell

 

 

 

TAMPA BAY

Lost:

James Cannida, Jamie Duncan, Warrick Dunn, Jacquez Green, Steve White 

 

Signed:

Kerry Jenkins, Joe Jurevicius, Michael Pittman, Greg Spires 



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