All other draft picks can be traded between the clubs, but no deals can involve current players on rosters in the absence of a CBA. The 2011 NFL Draft is the last act of the just-expired CBA between the NFL and the NFL Players Association.
What follows is the release from the league outlining the choices, the free agents lost and signed as part of the formula to determine who gets the compensatory selections, the 2011 total compensatory selections by club and the total awarded by club from 1994-2011.
A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2011 NFL Draft have been awarded to 23 teams.
Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.
The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four. The 32 compensatory choices announced today will supplement the 221 choices in the seven rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft (April 28-30), which will kick off in primetime for the second consecutive year.
The first round will be held on Thursday, April 28 and begin at 8 pm ET. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 29 at 6 pm ET followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 30 at Noon ET.
This year, the compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.
Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.
Three clubs this year (Oakland, Seattle and New Orleans) will each receive a compensatory pick even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents last year. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents lost by these clubs were ranked higher than the ones they signed (by a specified point differential based upon salary and performance).
Twenty-one compensatory picks were awarded to clubs based upon the compensatory pick formula. By rule, 11 additional choices were awarded at the end of the seventh round to bring the total number of compensatory selections to 32, equaling the number of NFL clubs. The 11 additional picks were awarded to Carolina, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Denver, Cleveland, Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee, Dallas, Washington and Houston based upon the 2011 draft selection order.
The following 2011 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:
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|37-202||New York Giants|
Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2011 NFL Draft:
Lost: Justin Bannan, Dwan Edwards
Lost: A.J. Feeley, Julius Peppers
Lost: Aaron Kampman
Lost: Wade Smith
Lost: Nathan Jones, Jason Taylor
Signed: Karlos Dansby
Lost: Artis Hicks, Chester Taylor
Lost: Scott Fujita
Signed: Jimmy Wilkerson
NEW YORK GIANTS
Lost: David Carr, Fred Robbins
Lost: Cornell Green
Signed: Kyle Boller
Lost: Jason Babin, Sean Jones
Lost: Brandon Manumaleuna, Kassim Osgood
Lost: Arnaz Battle, Tony Pashos
Signed: David Carr
Lost: Nate Burleson
Signed: Ben Hamilton
Lost: Will Allen, Jimmy Wilkerson
Signed: Sean Jones
Lost: Alge Crumpler, Kyle Vanden Bosch
Signed: Jason Babin
Total 2011 NFL Compensatory Draft Picks
New York Giants 2
San Diego 2
San Francisco 2
Green Bay 1
Kansas City 1
New Orleans 1
Tampa Bay 1
NFL Club Summary of Compensatory Draft Picks 1994-2011″
Green Bay 26
Kansas City 13
New England 26
New Orleans 10
NY Giants 20
NY Jets 5
St. Louis** 26
San Diego 17
San Francisco 19
Tampa Bay 18
* – 1994 was the first year that compensatory draft choices were awarded.
** – St. Louis picks include those awarded to Los Angeles Rams.
*** – Tennessee picks include those awarded to Houston Oilers.