Giants receive fourth-round compensatory pick in 2018 NFL Draft

Middlekauff Who are the top-10 NFL Draft prospects and where do they fit for the 49ers or Raiders

Middlekauff Who are the top-10 NFL Draft prospects and where do they fit for the 49ers or Raiders

The NFL announced 32 compensatory picks for the 2018 draft on Friday.

According to National Football League rules, if a team loses more or better free agents than it acquires in the previous year, that team is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

They have the first compensatory pick and two of the first six.

The Vikings' fourth-round pick was traded to Philadelphia in the deal that brought quarterback Sam Bradford in 2016, and the team traded its seventh-round pick to Seattle for defensive back Trumaine Brock in September.

According to the league's release, compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.

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The Browns received four compensatory picks in last year's draft and traded all of them.

The Packers received four extra draft picks for the upcoming draft because of a long list of players that they let out the door to free agency. The most prominent player the Buccaneers have drafted using a compensatory pick is linebacker Alshermond Singleton, a 1997 fourth-round selection who started at strongside linebacker for the 2002 Super Bowl team. Irrelevant, unless they trade the pick.

The Packers pick 14th overall in this coming year's draft, the highest draft position the team has had since 2009, when Ted Thompson selected B.J.

Compensatory picks are slotted between the third and seventh rounds.

The NFL officially announced compensatory picks on Friday, and the Giants get the extra fourth-rounder because defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins signed with the Indianapolis Colts during free agency previous year.

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