Packers don’t receive any compensatory draft picks, per report

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For the first time in a decade, the Green Bay Packers reportedly won’t have any compensatory picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Brian Gutekunst era as Green Bay Packers general manager has brought another change.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Packers won’t receive any compensatory selections in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Here’s the full list of compensatory picks awarded, according to Schefter:

This comes as no surprise.

Two things made Green Bay likely to receive additional draft picks under Ted Thompson. First was that Thompson’s Packers rarely made moves in free agency. In recent years, the team also lost players in free agency who would go on to sign big contracts elsewhere.

As a result, the Packers received compensatory draft picks after losing the likes of Casey Hayward and Micah Hyde.

Gutekunst took a different approach last offseason. He was more aggressive in free agency, signing Jimmy Graham to a multi-year deal. As Over The Cap‘s compensatory draft pick cancellation chart predicted, the signing of Graham cancelled out the loss of safety Morgan Burnett in free agency a year ago.

While the Packers won’t receive any additional draft picks this year, Gutekunst deserves credit for the amount of picks he has been able to add since taking over as general manager.

The most important is the first-round selection from the New Orleans Saints, giving Green Bay two in the draft’s opening round (No. 12 overall and No. 30 overall). He also brought back a fourth-round pick from Washington in the Ha Ha Clinton-Dix trade, and a sixth-rounder from the Seattle Seahawks as part of the Brett Hundley trade.

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Green Bay will enter the 2019 NFL Draft with 10 selections — two in the first round, one in the second, one in the third, two in the fourth, one in the fifth, two in the sixth, and one in the seventh.