Following a meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, the league announced compensatory picks on Monday for April's draft, and Philadelphia got the 33rd pick in the fourth round, the 34th pick in the sixth round and the 37th pick in the sixth round. The Eagles also have extra picks in the sixth (191st overall) and seventh (230th) rounds from the trades of Hank Fraley and Josh Parry, bringing the team's total number of picks for this year to 11.
The league awarded fifteen teams with compensatory picks based on a formula factoring in the number of players a team lost in free agency the previous season against the number of players it signed. The performance of all the players involved is also taken into consideration.
The Eagles have had luck with compensatory picks in the past. The teams starting middle linebacker last season, Omar Gaither, was a compensatory pick in the 2006 draft. He was taken by Philadelphia in the fifth round (168th overall).
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