2011 NFL Draft compensatory choices

The 2011 NFL Draft will get under way on April 28, and the league announced the 32 compensatory selections. These selections can not be traded by the clubs.

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:

2011 NFL Draft Compensatory Selections
Source: NFL
RoundOverall SelectionTeam
333-97Carolina
433-130Tennessee
34-131Green Bay
533-164Baltimore
34-165Baltimore
633-198New York Giants
34-199Kansas City
35-200Minnesota
36-201San Diego
37-202New York Giants
38-203Carolina
733-233San Diego
34-234Miami
35-235Minnesota
36-236Philadelphia
37-237Tampa Bay
38-238San Francisco
39-239Philadelphia
40-240Oakland
41-241Seattle
42-242New Orleans
43-243Carolina
44-244Buffalo
45-245Cincinnati
46-246Denver
47-247Cleveland
48-248Arizona
49-249San Francisco
50-250Tennessee
51-251Dallas
52-252Washington
53-253Houston

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2011 NFL Draft:

BALTIMORE
Lost: Justin Bannan, Dwan Edwards

CAROLINA
Lost: A.J. Feeley, Julius Peppers

GREEN BAY
Lost: Aaron Kampman

KANSAS CITY
Lost: Wade Smith

MIAMI
Lost: Nathan Jones, Jason Taylor
Signed: Karlos Dansby

MINNESOTA
Lost: Artis Hicks, Chester Taylor

NEW ORLEANS
Lost: Scott Fujita
Signed: Jimmy Wilkerson

NEW YORK GIANTS
Lost: David Carr, Fred Robbins

OAKLAND
Lost: Cornell Green
Signed: Kyle Boller

PHILADELPHIA
Lost: Jason Babin, Sean Jones

SAN DIEGO
Lost: Brandon Manumaleuna, Kassim Osgood

SAN FRANCISCO
Lost: Arnaz Battle, Tony Pashos
Signed: David Carr

SEATTLE
Lost: Nate Burleson
Signed: Ben Hamilton

TAMPA BAY
Lost: Will Allen, Jimmy Wilkerson
Signed: Sean Jones

TENNESSEE
Lost: Alge Crumpler, Kyle Vanden Bosch
Signed: Jason Babin

Total 2011 NFL Compensatory Draft Picks
Carolina 3
Baltimore 2
Minnesota 2
New York Giants 2
Philadelphia 2
San Diego 2
San Francisco 2
Tennessee 2
Arizona 1
Buffalo 1
Cincinnati 1
Cleveland 1
Dallas 1
Denver 1
Green Bay 1
Houston 1
Kansas City 1
Miami 1
New Orleans 1
Oakland 1
Seattle 1
Tampa Bay 1
Washington 1
TOTAL: 32

NFL Club Summary of Compensatory Draft Picks 1994-2011″
Arizona 16
Atlanta 10
Baltimore 31
Buffalo 25
Carolina 13
Chicago 17
Cincinnati 18
Cleveland 2
Dallas 29
Denver 9
Detroit 15
Green Bay 26
Houston 4
Indianapolis 16
Jacksonville 19
Kansas City 13
Miami 15
Minnesota 15
New England 26
New Orleans 10
NY Giants 20
NY Jets 5
Oakland 13
Philadelphia 29
Pittsburgh 22
St. Louis** 26
San Diego 17
San Francisco 19
Seattle 18
Tampa Bay 18
Tennessee*** 27
Washington 12
TOTAL: 555

* – 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.

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