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NFL announces compensatory picks for 2016 draft

Dallas, San Francisco and New England lead the way for compensatory picks in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The NFL announced a total of 33 compensatory choices in the 2016 draft, with the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers leading the way with four each.

A team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. The compensatory picks are positioned within the third through sixth 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 and not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

While compensatory picks may not be traded this year, a rule change approved by clubs in 2015 will permit compensatory draft picks to be traded beginning in 2017.

First, the picks and who has them, followed by the free agents that made up the calculations and then how many compensatory picks were awarded to each team.


Round Round Choice-Overall Selection Team
3 33-95 Detroit
3 34-96 New England
3 35-97 Seattle
3 36-98 Denver
4 33-131 Green Bay
4 34-132 Baltimore
4 35-133 San Francisco
4 36-134 Baltimore
4 37-135 Dallas
4 38-136 Denver
4 39-137 Green Bay
4 40-138 Cleveland
4 41-139 Buffalo
5 33-170 Arizona
5 34-171 Seattle
5 35-172 Cleveland
5 36-173 Cleveland
5 37-174 San Francisco
5 38-175 San Diego
6 33-208 New England
6 34-209 Baltimore
6 35-210 Detroit
6 36-211 San Francisco
6 37-212 Dallas
6 38-213 San Francisco
6 39-214 New England
6 40-215 Seattle
6 41-216 Dallas
6 42-217 Dallas
6 43-218 Buffalo
6 44-219 Denver
6 45-220 Pittsburgh
6 46-221 New England


ARIZONA Lost Sam Acho, Antonio Cromartie, Paul Fanaika, Rob Housler, Dan Williams
  Gained Mike Iupati, Corey Peters, Cory Redding, Sean Weatherspoon
BALTIMORE Lost Owen Daniels, Pernell McPhee, Torrey Smith, Darian Stewart, Tyrod Taylor
  Gained Kendrick Lewis
BUFFALO Lost Erik Pears, Da’Norris Searcy, Lee Smith, C.J. Spiller
  Gained Tyrod Taylor
CLEVELAND Lost Miles Austin, Jordan Cameron, Brian Hoyer, Ahtyba Rubin, Jabaal Sheard, Buster Skrine
  Gained Rob Housler, Tramon Williams
DALLAS Lost Bruce Carter, Justin Durant, Dwayne Harris, Henry Melton, DeMarco Murray, Jermey Parnell, George Selvie
  Gained Andrew Gachkar, Greg Hardy, Darren McFadden
DENVER Lost Orlando Franklin, Nate Irving, Terrance Knighton, Will Montgomery, Rahim Moore, Jacob Tamme, Julius Thomas
  Gained Owen Daniels, Darian Stewart
DETROIT Lost Kellen Davis, Nick Fairley, Garrett Reynolds, Ndamukong Suh
  Gained Josh Wilson
GREEN BAY Lost Davon House, Tramon Williams
NEW ENGLAND Lost Akeem Ayers, Brandon Browner, Jonathan Casillas, Darrelle Revis, Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Vince Wilfork
  Gained Jabaal Sheard
PITTSBURGH Lost Brice McCain
SAN DIEGO Lost Andrew Gachkar, Marcus Gilchrist, Ryan Mathews, Eddie Royal
  Gained Orlando Franklin, Patrick Robinson, Jimmy Wilson
SAN FRANCISCO Lost Perrish Cox, Michael Crabtree, Chris Culliver, Frank Gore, Mike Iupati, Dan Skuta
  Gained Erik Pears, Torrey Smith
SEATTLE Lost James Carpenter, Jeron Johnson, Byron Maxwell, O’Brien Schofield, Malcolm Smith
  Gained Ahtyba Rubin


Dallas 4
New England 4
San Francisco 4
Baltimore 3
Cleveland 3
Denver 3
Seattle 3
Buffalo 2
Detroit 2
Green Bay 2
Arizona 1
Pittsburgh 1
San Diego 1

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