Official website of the New England Patriots

NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Choices to 15 Clubs

The NFL awarded a total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2018 NFL Draft. The New England Patriots received a fourth round compensatory pick (136th overall).

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2018 NFL Draft have been awarded to 15 teams, the NFL announced. 

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents ("CFA") than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. 

2018-draft-logo.png

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.  No club may receive more than four compensatory picks in any one year.  If a club qualifies for more than four compensatory picks after offsetting each CFA lost by each CFA gained of an equal or higher value, the four highest remaining selections will be awarded to the club. 

The Collective Bargaining Agreement limits the number of compensatory selections to the number of clubs then in the League (32).  This year, five clubs: the Atlanta Falcons, the Baltimore Ravens, the Houston Texans, the New England Patriots, and the New York Giants qualified for compensatory selections under the net loss formula, but will not receive those picks because the final numerical values of the CFAs who were lost by those clubs ranked 33rd through 37th among the final numerical values of all compensatory selections.  Each of those five clubs will receive compensatory selections for other CFAs lost whose final numerical values ranked within the top 32.  

The following 2018 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council for the 2018 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 26-28 in Dallas: 

**Round****Round Choice / Overall Selection****Team**
333-97Arizona
334-98Houston
335-99Denver
336-100Cincinnati
   
433-133Green Bay
434-134Arizona
435-135New York Giants
**4****36-136****New England**
437-137Dallas
   
533-170Cincinnati
534-171Dallas
535-172Green Bay
536-173Dallas
537-174Green Bay
   
633-207Green Bay
634-208Dallas
635-209Kansas City
636-210Oakland
637-211Houston
638-212Oakland
639-213Minnesota
640-214Houston
641-215Baltimore
642-216Oakland
643-217Oakland
644-218Minnesota
   
733-251Los Angeles Chargers
734-252Cincinnati
735-253Cincinnati
736-254Arizona
737-255Tampa Bay
738-256Atlanta

The compensatory free agents lost and gained in 2017 by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2018 Draft:

ARIZONA

Lost: Campbell, Calais; Cooper, Marcus; Jefferson, Tony; Minter, Kevin; Okafor, Alex; Swearinger, D.J.

Gained: Dansby, Karlos; Dawson, Phil; Peterson, Adrian*

ATLANTA

Lost: Compton, Tom; DiMarco, Patrick; Robinson, Aldrick; Weems, Eric; Worrilow, Paul

Gained: Crawford, Jack; Poe, Dontari; Roberts, Andre

BALTIMORE

Lost: Aiken, Kamar; Ducasse, Vladimir; Guy, Lawrence; Juszczyk, Kyle; Wagner, Rick

Gained: Carr, Brandon; Jefferson, Tony; Woodhead, Danny

CINCINNATI

Lost: Burkhead, Rex; Dansby, Karlos; Hunt, Margus; Peko, Domata; Whitworth, Andrew; Zeitler, Kevin

Gained: Minter, Kevin; Smith, Andre

DALLAS

Lost: Carr, Brandon; Church, Barry; Claiborne, Morris; Crawford, Jack; Davis, Ryan; Dunbar, Lance; Leary, Ronald; McClain, Terrell; Sanchez, Mark; Wilcox, J.J.

Gained: Paea, Stephen

DENVER

Lost: Okung, Russell; Watson, Dekoda; Webster, Kayvon; Williams, Sylvester

Gained: Leary, Ronald; Peko, Domata; Watson, Menelik

GREEN BAY

Lost: Cook, Jared; Hyde, Micah; Lacy, Eddie; Lang, T.J.; Peppers, Julius; Tretter, J.C.

Gained: Evans, Jahri

HOUSTON

Lost: Aboushi, Oday; Bouye, A.J.; Demps, Quintin; Jones, Don; Simon, John

Gained: None

KANSAS CITY

Lost: Foles, Nick; Poe, Dontari​

Gained: Logan, Bennie

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

Lost: Te'o, Manti; Woodhead, Danny

Gained: Okung, Russell

MINNESOTA

Lost: Ellison, Rhett; Kalil, Matt; Munnerlyn, Captain; Patterson, Cordarrelle; Peterson, Adrian*; Smith, Andre

Gained: Keenum, Case; Murray, Latavius; Reiff, Riley; Remmers, Mike

NEW ENGLAND

Lost: Blount, LeGarrette; Long, Chris; Mingo, Barkevious; Ryan, Logan; Sheard, Jabaal

Gained: Burkhead, Rex; Gilmore, Stephon; Guy, Lawrence

NEW YORK GIANTS

Lost: Gould, Robbie; Hankins, Johnathan; Newhouse, Marshall; Sensabaugh, Coty

Gained: Ellison, Rhett; Smith, Geno

OAKLAND

Lost: Allen, Nate; Bates, Daren; Hayden, D.J.; Holmes, Andre; McGee, Stacy; Murray, Latavius; Rivera, Mychal; Trawick, Brynden; Watson, Menelik

Gained: Cook, Jared; Newhouse, Marshall; Patterson, Cordarrelle

TAMPA BAY

Lost: Glennon, Mike; McDougald, Bradley; Shepard, Russell; Spence, Akeem

Gained: Baker, Chris; Jackson, DeSean; Wilcox, J.J.

*Adrian Peterson qualifies as a CFA lost by Minnesota and signed by New Orleans.  His contract was subsequently traded by New Orleans to Arizona.  By rule, Peterson also counts as a CFA gained by Arizona via trade.

2018 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS

Cincinnati, 4
Dallas, 4
Green Bay, 4
Oakland, 4
Arizona, 3
Houston, 3
Minnesota, 2
Atlanta, 1
Baltimore, 1
Denver, 1
Kansas City, 1
Los Angeles Chargers, 1
New England, 1
New York Giants, 1
Tampa Bay, 1
TOTAL: 32

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

Advertising