The annual meeting of NFL coaches was held yesterday morning. In addition to discussion of new league rules and other banter, the compensatory picks were doled out for the NFL draft. 13 Teams received picks for this year’s draft, including our very own New York Giants who have been compensated with a 5th rounder.
Last year the Giants lost Martellus Bennett, Chase Blackburn, Domenik Hixon and Osi Umenyiora to free agency. On paper, it may not seem like a lot, but they lost their starting TE and best pass rusher.
For a brief explanation of how compensatory picks work and the selection criteria, you can check out this nifty PDF.
Per NFL.com, here are all the NFL compensatory picks for the 2014 NFL draft:
Atlanta Falcons: 4th round (139), 7th round (253, 255)
Baltimore Ravens: 3rd round (99), 4th round (134, 138), 5th round (175)
Cincinnati Bengals: 6th round (212), 7th round (252)
Dallas Cowboys: 7th round (248, 251, 254)
Detroit Lions: 4th round (133, 136)
Green Bay Packers: 3rd round (98), 5th round (176)
Houston Texans: 4th round (135), 6th round (211), 7th round (256)
New England Patriots: 4th round (140)
New York Giants: 5th round (174)
New York Jets: 4th round (137), 6th round (209, 210, 213)
Pittsburgh Steelers: 3rd round (97), 5th round (173), 6th round (215)
San Francisco 49ers: 3rd round (100)
St. Louis Rams: 6th round (214), 7th round (249, 250)