Raiders receive four compensatory draft picks

Feb 24, 2018, 07:01
Raiders receive four compensatory draft picks

NFL Vice President of Communications Michael Signora tweeted out the compensatory picks on Friday, as there were a total of 32 picks given out.

The Giants have the No. 2 overall selection in the draft after finishing with a 3-13 record, which allows them to select second in each round of the draft (save for the aforementioned seventh which was traded for Cockrell).

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Compensatory picks are slotted between the third and seventh rounds. Receiving four picks was tied for the most in the National Football League along with 14 other teams.

The Vikings benefited from the rule change, when they received the Chiefs fifth-round compensatory pick via trade. The team were awarded these picks because of the losses of Micah Hyde, T.J. Four compensatory selections is the maximum that any team can receive. It's based on the salary, playing time and any postseason honors those players earn during the previous season and is weighed against the team's own additions. Arizona received the highest compensatory pick at No. 97 overall.

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Some notable players the Patriots have selected via compensatory picks in recent drafts include defensive linemen Vincent Valentine and Geneo Grissom, offensive linemen Ted Karras and Cameron Fleming and linebacker Elandon Roberts.

Depending on what they gave up to acquire Marcus Peters, the Rams may not have many picks in the 2018 draft. They signed tight end Rhett Ellison and quarterback Geno Smith.

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