2004 NFL Draft Compensatory Picks Announced

The San Diego Chargers will have one compensatory draft pick in 2004 and it has nothing to do with who they signed and lost. As a reult they will get the 254th pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, one shy of Mr. Irrelevant which goes to Oakland for the second straight year.

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2004 NFL Draft have been awarded to 16 teams, the NFL announced today.

Under terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in a 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 223 choices in the seven rounds of the 2004 NFL Draft (April 24-25). 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. Two clubs this year (Green Bay and Tampa Bay) will receive a compensatory pick even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents these teams lost were ranked higher than the ones they signed (by a specified point differential based on salary and performance).

The following 2004 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

ROUND ROUND/OVERALL SELECTION TEAM
3 33 - 96 Cincinnati
4 33-129 Philadelphia
4 34-130 St. Louis
4 35-131 Philadelphia
4 36-132 NY Jets
5 33-165 Tennessee
6 33-198 San Francisco
6 34-199 Baltimore
6 35-200 Houston
6 36-201 St. Louis
7 33-234 NY Jets
7 34-235 NY Jets
7 35-236 NY Jets
7 36-237 St. Louis
7 37-238 St. Louis
7 38-239 Tennessee
7 39-240 New Orleans
7 40-241 Tennessee
7 41-242 Philadelphia
7 42-243 Philadelphia
7 43-244 Baltimore
7 44-245 Oakland
7 45-246 Baltimore
7 46-247 Denver
7 47-248 Houston
7 48-249 Jacksonville
7 49-250 Denver
7 50-251 Green Bay
7 51-252 Tampa Bay
7 52-253 NY Giants
7 53-254 San Diego
7 54-255 Oakland


Picks 253-255 are supplemental compensatory picks (based on the draft-order formula) to fulfill the number of draft choices permitted by agreement with the NFL Players Association in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2004 NFL Draft:

BALTIMORE

Lost:

Jeff Blake, Sam Gash, Brandon Stokley, James Trapp

 

Signed:

Frank Sanders

 

 

 

CINCINNATI

Lost:

Gus Frerotte, Cory Hall, Nicolas Luchey, Lorenzo Neal, Takeo Spikes

 

Signed:

Kevin Hardy, Reggie Kelly, Carl Powell, John Thornton

 

 

 

DENVER

Lost:

Olandis Gary, Tyrone Poole, Montae Reagor, Izell Reese

 

Signed:

Daryl Gardener, Jake Plummer

 

 

 

GREEN BAY

Lost:

Vonnie Holliday, Billy Lyon, Tod McBride, Tyrone Williams

 

Signed:

Nicolas Luchey, Hannibal Navies, Chukie Nwokorie, Grey Ruegamer

 

 

 

HOUSTON

Lost:

Keith Mitchell, Jeff Posey, Cameron Spikes, Ryan Young

 

Signed:

Charlie Clemons, Stacey Mack

 

 

 

JACKSONVILLE

Lost:

Todd Fordham, Pat Johnson, Stacey Mack, Wali Rainer, Bobby Shaw, John Wade

 

Signed:

Hugh Douglas, Marc Edwards, Keith Mitchell, Mike Peterson, James Trapp

 

 

 

NEW ORLEANS

Lost:

Charlie Clemons, Jake Delhomme, Toby Gowin, Ken Irvin, Sammy Knight

 

Signed:

Mitch Berger, Ernie Conwell, Wayne Gandy, Orlando Ruff

 

 

 

NY JETS

Lost:

Richie Anderson, James Darling, John Hall, Randy Thomas

 

 

 

OAKLAND

Lost:

Jon Ritchie

 

 

 

PHILADELPHIA

Lost:

Shawn Barber, Doug Brzezinski, Hugh Douglas, Barry Gardner, Sean Landeta, Dorsey Levens, Brian Mitchell

 

Signed:

Jon Ritchie

 

 

 

ST. LOUIS

Lost:

Mitch Berger, Dre' Bly, Ernie Conwell, Don Davis, Frank Garcia, Ricky Proehl, Jeff Zgonina

 

Signed:

Sean Landeta

 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO

Lost:

Chike Okeafor

 

 

 

TAMPA BAY

Lost:

Dexter Jackson, Alshermond Singleton

 

Signed:

John Wade, Jason Whittle

 

 

 

TENNESSEE

Lost:

Kevin Dyson, Donald Mitchell, John Thornton

 

TOTAL 2004 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS
 

NY Jets

--

4

Philadelphia

--

4

St. Louis

--

4

Baltimore

--

3

Tennessee

--

3

Denver

--

2

Houston

--

2

Oakland

--

2

Cincinnati

--

1

Green Bay

--

1

Jacksonville

--

1

New Orleans

--

1

NY Giants

--

1

San Diego

--

1

San Francisco

--

1

Tampa Bay

--

1

TOTAL

--

32

 

NFL CLUBS WITH MOST COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS, 1993-2004 *

Dallas

--

23

Green Bay

--

22

Buffalo

--

20

Philadelphia

--

17

Baltimore

--

15

NY Giants

--

15

Arizona

--

14

Jacksonville

--

14

St. Louis

--

14

Pittsburgh

--

13

Minnesota

--

12

Tennessee

--

12

Detroit

--

11

Miami

--

11

Chicago

--

10

Kansas City

--

10

New England

--

10

Tampa Bay

--

10

* 1993 was first year that compensatory draft choices were awarded.

 


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