Green Bay Packers get 5th round compensatory pick

Because the Packers lost Matt Flynn in free agency last year, along with Scott Wells, the Packers will be awarded a fifth round compensatory pick in this April’s draft.
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Last year, the Green Bay Packers lost quarterback Matt Flynn and center Scott Wells in free agency, but signed center Jeff Saturday from the Indianapolis Colts and it was announced yesterday that the Packers would get one compensatory pick, a fifth-rounder. The Packers’ selection is the 167th in the draft.

How the league comes to the decision on which round to award teams for their free agent losses is complex – suffice to say that the Packers added pick will add a bit of flexibility to their draft weekend.

Here is a complete list of all compensatory picks across the league:

Rd No./Overall Team
3    33/95 Houston Texans
3    34/96 Kansas City Chiefs
3    35/97 Tennessee Titans
4    33/130 Baltimore Ravens
4    34/131 San Francisco 49ers
4    35/132 Detroit Lions
4    36/133 Atlanta Falcons
5    33/166 Miami Dolphins
5    34/167 Green Bay Packers
5    35/168 Baltimore Ravens
6    33/201 Houston Texans
6    34/202 Tennessee Titans
6    35/203 Baltimore Ravens
6    36/204 Kansas City Chiefs
6    37/205 Oakland Raiders
6    38/206 Pittsburgh Steelers
7    33/239 Philadelphia Eagles
7    34/240 Cincinnati Bengals
7    35/241 Seattle Seahawks
7    36/242 Seattle Seahawks
7    37/243 Atlanta Falcons
7    38/244 Atlanta Falcons
7    39/245 Detroit Lions
7    40/246 San Francisco 49ers
7    41/247 Baltimore Ravens
7    42/248 Tennessee Titans
7    43/249 Atlanta Falcons
7    44/250 Miami Dolphins
7    45/251 Cincinnati Bengals
7    46/252 San Francisco 49ers
7    47/253 New York Giants
7    48/254 Indianapolis Colts

The Packers also rank second all time in compensatory picks … here’s another complete list:

Here’s the list of comp picks by team since 1994:

Ravens 37
Packers 31
Cowboys 30
Eagles 30
Titans 30
Rams 27
Bills 26
Patriots 26
Steelers 26
Giants 22
49ers 22
Bengals 20
Colts 20
Seahawks 20
Jaguars 19
Chargers 18
Bucs 18
Bears 17
Lions 17
Dolphins 17
Vikings 17
Raiders 17
Cardinals 16
Falcons 15
Chiefs 15
Panthers 14
Redskins 12
Saints 10
Broncos 9
Jets 9
Browns 6
Texans 6

 

Topics: Compensatory Picks, Green Bay Packers, NFL Draft

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