Here's an explanation of how the NFL calculates compensatory draft picks as stated by the league: Compensation is awarded by the NFL to teams who lost more unrestricted free agent players (UFA's) than they signed. All compensation is in the form of additional draft picks that are added to the end of rounds three through seven, in the NFL draft. To determine the number of compensatory draft picks a team is entitled to, the league determines the equivalent difference in the number of unrestricted free agent players signed compared to the number of players lost. The determining factor in the value of compensatory draft picks obtained is based on the contracts signed by the players acquired and players lost in the unrestricted free agency process. The highest possible compensatory pick begins with the last selection in the third round of the draft.
All compensatory picks come after the fourth round this year.
The Giants will be selecting 25th overall in the 2003 draft and will receive these slotted compensatory picks:
There were no offsetting factors, because the club did not sign any significant free agents.