Compensatory Picks For 2016 NFL Draft

The NFL has officially announced the 33 compensatory picks for the 2016 NFL draft. These picks are awarded to the teams that suffered the most significant free agent losses during the 2015 offseason. So, for instance, the Lions, who lost Ndamukong Suh, get the top compensatory pick this year.

The comp pick formula assigns picks who suffered the largest net losses, so teams that signed multiple free agents have a lesser chance of receiving picks. These selections can’t be traded.

Here’s the full breakdown, by round and by team:

By Round:

Round 3:

  1. Detroit Lions
  2. New England Patriots
  3. Seattle Seahawks
  4. Denver Broncos

Round 4:

  1. Green Bay Packers
  2. Baltimore Ravens
  3. San Francisco 49ers
  4. Baltimore Ravens
  5. Dallas Cowboys
  6. Denver Broncos
  7. Green Bay Packers
  8. Cleveland Browns
  9. Buffalo Bills

Round 5:

  1. Arizona Cardinals
  2. Seattle Seahawks
  3. Cleveland Browns
  4. Cleveland Browns
  5. San Francisco 49ers
  6. San Diego Chargers

Round 6:

  1. New England Patriots
  2. Baltimore Ravens
  3. Detroit Lions
  4. San Francisco 49ers
  5. Dallas Cowboys
  6. San Francisco 49ers
  7. New England Patriots
  8. Seattle Seahawks
  9. Dallas Cowboys
  10. Dallas Cowboys
  11. Buffalo Bills
  12. Denver Broncos
  13. Pittsburgh Steelers
  14. New England Patriots

By Team:

  • Dallas Cowboys (4)
  • New England Patriots (4)
  • San Francisco 49ers (4)
  • Baltimore Ravens (3)
  • Cleveland Browns (3)
  • Denver Broncos (3)
  • Seattle Seahawks (3)
  • Buffalo Bills (2)
  • Detroit Lions (2)
  • Green Bay Packers (2)
  • Arizona Cardinals (1)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (1)
  • San Diego Chargers (1)
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4 comments on “Compensatory Picks For 2016 NFL Draft

  1. TJECK109

    I thought they changed it so picks can be traded? When does that begin?

    • aff10

      2017 draft. Was ruled not to be fair to teams to do it this year

  2. pohsib_54

    Would have been interesting to show which players each team got picks for

    • Luke Adams

      We didn’t include it all in our roundup, but if you click through to the official NFL announcement, they do list the players. The third-round comp picks, for instance, were for Suh, Revis, Maxwell, and Julius Thomas.

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