Compensatory picks announced

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2005 NFL Draft have been awarded to 14 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 2005 NFL Draft (April 23-24). 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.

The following 2005 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

ROUND CHOICE/ROUNDOVERALL SELECTIONTEAM

3 33-96 Tennessee

3 34-97 Denver

3 35-98 Seattle

3 36-99 Kansas City

3 37-100 New England

3 38-101 Denver

4 33-134 St. Louis

4 34-135 Indianapolis

4 35-136 Tennessee

5 33-169 Carolina

5 34-170 New England

5 35-171 Carolina

5 36-172 Philadelphia

5 37-173 Indianapolis

5 38-174 San Francisco

6 33-207 Carolina

6 34-208 Dallas

6 35-209 Dallas

6 36-210 St. Louis

6 37-211 Philadelphia

6 38-212 Oakland

6 39-213 Baltimore

6 40-214 Oakland

7 33-247 Philadelphia

7 34-248 San Francisco

7 35-249 San Francisco

7 36-250 St. Louis

7 37-251 St. Louis


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