A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2017 NFL Draft have been awarded to 16 teams, the NFL announced today.

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 compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

Dallas Cowboys drafted quarterback Dak Prescott with a fourth-round compensatory pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. (James D. Smith via AP)

Dallas Cowboys drafted quarterback Dak Prescott with a fourth-round compensatory pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. (James D. Smith via AP)

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.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement limits the number of compensatory selections to the number of clubs then in the League (32). This year, four clubs: the Los Angeles Rams (one pick), the Green Bay Packers (one pick), the Pittsburgh Steelers (two picks), and the Arizona Cardinals (three picks) qualified for compensatory selections under the net loss formula, but will not receive those picks because the final numerical values of the CFAs who were lost by those clubs ranked 33rd through 39th among the final numerical values of all compensatory selections. Each of those four clubs will receive compensatory selections for other CFAs lost whose final numerical values ranked within the top 32.

Compensatory picks may be traded this year. A rule change approved by clubs in 2015 permits compensatory draft picks to be traded beginning in 2017.

The following 2017 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council for the 2017 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 27-29 in Philadelphia:

Round Round Choice / Overall Selection Team
3 33-97 Miami
3 34-98 Carolina
3 35-99 Baltimore
3 36-100 Los Angeles Rams
3 37-101 Denver
3 38-102 Seattle
3 39-103 Cleveland
3 40-104 Kansas City
3 41-105 Pittsburgh
3 42-106 Seattle
3 43-107 New York Jets
4 32-138 Cincinnati
4 33-139 Cleveland
4 35-141* Los Angeles Rams
4 36-142 Cleveland
4 37-143 San Francisco
4 38-144 Indianapolis
5 33-176 Cincinnati
5 34-177 Denver
5 35-178 Miami
5 36-179 Arizona
5 37-180 Kansas City
5 38-181 Cleveland
5 39-182 Green Bay
5 40-183 New England
5 41-184 Miami
6 33-216 Kansas City
6 34-217 Cincinnati
6 35-218 Kansas City
7 33-251 Cincinnati
7 34-252 Denver
7 35-253 Denver​

* As the result of league discipline, the New York Giants’ original selection in Round 4 (4-23-130) has been relegated to selection 4-34-140. Because that pick is a regular selection, it does not appear on the above list of compensatory draft selections.

The compensatory free agents lost and signed in 2016 by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2017 Draft:

Club

Status

Players

Arizona

Lost:

Johnson, Rashad; Larsen, Ted; Massie, Bobby; Sowell, Bradley; Weatherspoon, Sean; White, Corey

Gained:

Branch, Tyvon; Mathis, Evan

Baltimore

Lost:

Osemele, Kelechi; Schaub, Matt; Upshaw, Courtney

Gained:

Watson, Benjamin; Weddle, Eric

Carolina

Lost:

Norman, Josh; Nortman, Brad

Gained:

Gradkowski, Gino

Cincinnati

Lost:

Jones, Marvin; Lamur, Emmanuel; Nelson, Reggie; Sanu, Mohamed; Smith, Andre

Gained:

Cleveland

Lost:

Bademosi, Johnson; Benjamin, Travis; Gipson, Tashaun; Mack, Alex; Robertson, Craig; Schwartz, Mitchell

Gained:

Davis, Demario

Denver

Lost:

Bruton, David; Davis, Vernon; Harris, Ryan; Jackson, Malik; Mathis, Evan; Osweiler, Brock; Trevathan, Danny

Gained:

Crick, Jared; Okung, Russell; Stephenson, Donald

Green Bay

Lost:

Hayward, Casey; Tolzien, Scott

Gained:

Indianapolis

Lost:

Fleener, Coby; Freeman, Jerrell; Lowery, Dwight

Gained:

Robinson, Patrick; Tolzien, Scott

Kansas City

Lost:

Allen, Jeff; Branch, Tyvon; Daniel, Chase; Smith, Sean; Stephenson, Donald

Gained:

Schwartz, Mitchell

Los Angeles Rams

Lost:

Fairley, Nick; Jenkins, Janoris; McLeod, Rodney

Gained:

Miami

Lost:

Matthews, Rishard; Miller, Lamar; Shelby, Derrick; Sheppard, Kelvin; Vernon, Olivier

Gained:

Abdul-Quddus; Isa, Branch, Andre

New England

Lost:

Hicks, Akiem; Wilson, Tavon

Gained:

McClellin, Shea

New York Jets

Lost:

Davis, Demario; Harrison, Damon; Ivory, Chris

Gained:

Forte, Matt; McLendon, Steve

Pittsburgh

Lost:

Beachum, Kelvin; Blake, Antwon; Johnson, Will; McLendon, Steve; Spence, Sean

Gained:

Green, Ladarius; Harris, Ryan

San Francisco

Lost:

Boone, Alex

Gained:

Seattle

Lost:

Irvin, Bruce; Mebane, Brandon; Okung, Russell; Sweezy, J.R.

Gained:

Sowell, Bradley; Webb, J'Marcus

2017 NFL Compensatory Draft Picks

Cincinnati

4
Cleveland 4
Denver 4
Kansas City 4
Miami 3
Los Angeles Rams 2
Seattle 2
Arizona 1
Baltimore 1
Carolina 1
Green Bay 1
Indianapolis 1
New England 1
New York Jets 1
Pittsburgh 1
San Francisco 1
TOTAL 32
Summary of Compensatory Draft Picks 1994-2017 
Baltimore 48
Green Bay 38
Dallas 37
New England 34
Los Angeles Rams 33
Pittsburgh 32
Philadelphia 30
San Francisco 30
Tennessee 30
Seattle 29
Buffalo 28
Cincinnati 28
Kansas City 23
New York Giants 23
Indianapolis 22
Detroit 21
Denver 20
Miami 20
Arizona 19
Jacksonville 19
Los Angeles Chargers 19
Atlanta 18
Tampa Bay 18
Carolina 17
Chicago 17
Minnesota 17
Oakland 17
New York Jets 14
Cleveland 13
Houston 12
Washington 12
New Orleans 10
TOTAL 748​
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