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NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Picks To 18 Clubs

NFL Press Release
posted 4/1/02


A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2002 NFL Draft have been awarded to 18 teams, the NFL announced today.

Under terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in a 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 229 choices in the regular seven rounds of the 2002 NFL Draft. 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.

One club this year (Washington) will receive a compensatory pick even though it did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents Washington lost were ranked higher than the ones they signed by a specified point differential.

The following 2002 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

ROUND - OVERALL SELECTION - TEAM
3 - 97 - Buffalo
3 - 98 - Arizona
4 - 132 - Minnesota
4 - 133 - Tennessee
4 - 134 - Detroit
4 - 135 - Green Bay
5 - 169 - Seattle
5 - 170 - Miami
5 - 171 - Seattle
5 - 172 - San Francisco
6 - 206 - Baltimore
6 - 207 - Baltimore
6 - 208 - Dallas
6 - 209 - Baltimore
6 - 210 - Chicago
6 - 211 - Dallas
7 - 245 - Atlanta
7 - 246 - New York Giants
7 - 247 - Jacksonville
7 - 248 - Jacksonville
7 - 249 - San Francisco
7 - 250 - Buffalo
7 - 251 - Tampa Bay
7 - 252 - Buffalo
7 - 253 - Detroit
7 - 254 - Tampa Bay
7 - 255 - Tampa Bay
7 - 256 - San Francisco
7 - 257 - Washington
7 - 258 - Carolina
7 - 259 - Detroit
7 - 260 - Buffalo

Picks 258-260 are non-compensatory picks (based on the draft-order formula) to fulfill the number of draft choices permitted by agreement with the NFL Players Association in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2002 NFL Draft (April 20-21):

ARIZONA
Lost: Mark Smith, Simeon Rice
Signed: Pete Kendall

ATLANTA
Lost: Henri Crockett, Dan Stryzinski
Signed: Henri Crockett (re-acquired in trade with Denver)

BALTIMORE
Lost: Kim Herring, Priest Holmes, Jeff Mitchell

BUFFALO
Lost: Donovan Greer, Marcus Spriggs, Marcellus Wiley

CHICAGO
Lost: Todd Perry, Casey Wiegmann
Signed: Brad Maynard

DALLAS
Lost: Leon Lett, James McKnight

DETROIT
Lost: Mike Compton, Jeff Hartings, Walter Rasby
Signed: Todd Lyght

GREEN BAY
Lost: Ross Verba

JACKSONVILLE
Lost: Bryan Barker, Mike Logan

MIAMI
Lost: Trace Armstrong, Kevin Donnalley, Rich Owens, Terrance Shaw, Richmond Webb
Signed: James McKnight, Todd Perry, Marcus Spriggs, Dedric Ward

MINNESOTA
Lost: Matthew Hatchette, Dwayne Rudd, Tony Williams
Signed: Byron Chamberlain, Lance Johnstone

NY GIANTS
Lost: Brad Maynard, Christian Peter
Signed: Kenny Holmes

SEATTLE
Lost: Jay Bellamy, Pete Kendall, Jon Kitna
Signed: Chad Eaton

SAN FRANCISCO
Lost: Brentson Buckner, Charlie Garner, Delmonico Montgomery, Anthony Pleasant
Signed: Derek Smith

TAMPA BAY
Lost: Don Davis, Patrick Hape, Tyoka Jackson, Frank Middleton, Damien Robinson
Signed: Brad Johnson, Simeon Rice

TENNESSEE
Lost: Kenny Holmes, Denard Walker
Signed: Joe Nedney

WASHINGTON
Lost: Albert Connell, Ed Ellis, Brad Johnson, Ndukwe Kalu, Derek Smith, James Thrash
Signed: Bryan Barker, Matthew Campbell, Brett Conway, Donovan Greer, Kevin Lockett, Walter Rasby

TOTAL 2002 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS
Buffalo - 4
Baltimore - 3
Detroit - 3
San Francisco - 3
Tampa Bay - 3
Dallas - 2
Jacksonville - 2
Seattle - 2
Arizona - 1
Atlanta - 1
Carolina - 1
Chicago - 1
Green Bay - 1
Miami - 1
Minnesota - 1
NY Giants - 1
Tennessee - 1
Washington - 1
TOTAL - 32

NFL CLUBS WITH MOST COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS, 1993-2002 *
Dallas - 23
Buffalo - 20
Green Bay - 17
Arizona - 13
Pittsburgh - 13
Jacksonville - 12
Minnesota - 12
Philadelphia - 12
Detroit - 10
New England - 10
NY Giants - 10
Kansas City - 9
Tennessee - 9
Baltimore - 8
Seattle - 8
Tampa Bay - 8

* 1993 was first year that compensatory draft choices were awarded.

courtesy NFL

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