The Green Bay Packers could receive a couple of compensatory picks ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Every year, teams around the NFL are awarded compensatory draft picks determined by the previous offseason’s free agency. The Green Bay Packers may be rewarded a couple this year.
Over The Cap does a great job of projecting the picks each team could receive using its cancellation chart.
They have the Packers receiving two compensatory draft picks in 2023, one in the fifth round and one in the seventh.
The Packers weren’t exactly big spenders last spring.
They signed wide receiver Sammy Watkins, defensive lineman Jarran Reed, and punter Pat O’Donnell, all to affordable deals.
Green Bay lost some key players, including wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling and cornerback Chandon Sullivan.
Note that Davante Adams’ departure doesn’t count towards compensatory draft picks as he was traded. He was set to become a free agent, but the Packers used the franchise tag then traded him to the Las Vegas Raiders.
Over The Cap projects that Green Bay will receive a fifth-round compensatory pick for losing Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Green Bay also lost offensive lineman Lucas Patrick, who signed with the Chicago Bears, but Over The Cap projects this to be canceled out by the signing of defensive lineman Jarran Reed.
Finally, the seventh-rounder would come due to the Packers losing inside linebacker Oren Burks, who was a core special teams player in Green Bay before signing with the San Francisco 49ers last spring.
Picks in the fifth and seventh rounds would unlikely be game-changing for Green Bay, but it’s never a bad thing to add additional selections. These picks can be traded, so they could potentially help in any deals the team wants to make on draft day.
The NFL will announce which teams will receive compensatory draft picks later in the offseason.