The NFL has awarded a total of 33 compensatory draft picks to 13 teams for the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft, to be held April 28-30 in Chicago. The picks are awarded to teams that lose more or better compensatory free agents than they acquire in the previous year, in accordance with league rules.

Learn about the rules of the NFL Draft.

The league determines compensatory free agents using a formula developed by the NFL Management Council based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. In 2016, all of the compensatory picks fall between Rounds 3-6.

Here is a look at this year's compensatory choices, with the round and overall pick number for each selection:


Compensatory Picks

Detroit Lions:

3rd rd. (95), 6th rd. (210)

New England Patriots:

3rd rd. (96), 6th rd. (208), 6th rd. (214), 6th rd. (221)

Seattle Seahawks:

3rd rd. (97), 5th rd. (171), 6th rd. (215)

Denver Broncos:

3rd rd. (98), 4th rd. (136), 6th rd. (219)

Green Bay Packers:

4th rd. (131), 4th rd. (137)

Baltimore Ravens:

4th rd. (132), 4th rd. (134), 6th rd. (209)

San Francisco 49ers:

4th rd. (133), 5th rd. (174), 6th rd. (211), 6th rd. (213)

Dallas Cowboys:

4th rd. (135), 6th rd. (212), 6th rd. (216), 6th rd. (217)

Cleveland Browns:

4th rd. (138), 5th rd. (172), 5th rd. (173)

Buffalo Bills:

4th rd. (139), 6th rd. (218)

Arizona Cardinals:

5th rd. (170)

San Diego Chargers:

5th rd. (175)

Pittsburgh Steelers:

6th rd. (220)