Browns receive no compensatory picks in 2018 NFL Draft

Randy Kelley
February 24, 2018

The seven-round draft order hasn't been confirmed by the National Football League, but one thing is now certain: The Green Bay Packers will have 12 picks in the 2018 National Football League draft.

The 32 compensatory picks are gives to teams who lost more or better free agents than they acquired the year prior. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council.

That changed with the NFL's announcement of this year's compensatory picks.

The Minnesota Vikings were the only other team to receive multiple picks, with both coming in Round 6. The Chargers traded receiver Dontrelle Inman, who is now an unrestricted free agent, to the Bears midway through the season in exchange for a conditional seventh-rounder, but Chicago retained the pick due to Inman's lack of production.

Compensatory picks were previously not allowed to be traded, until a rule change allowed dealing such picks starting in 2017. While the Cardinals don't have their own pick in that round, they will still be selecting in the fourth with one of its compensatory picks.

With three selections, they did not get the most picks.

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.

The Browns have received just 13 compensatory picks dating back to 1994, the third-lowest total in the league.

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