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Rams Get Compensatory Pick

Posted by nickwagoner on March 26, 2012 – 8:38 PM

- The NFL announced today that 15 teams will receive compensatory selections in this year’s NFL Draft.

- The compensatory picks are determined based on a formula the league uses to determine a team’s net gain or loss in the previous year’s free agency. For example, a team losing a number of talented players without signing guys of equal value in free agency to replace them will be rewarded with extra picks.

- The Rams received an addition seventh-round selection, No. 252 overall from the league. League rules require that the number of compensatory picks awarded must equal 32, the number of teams in the league. The Rams actually did not garner a pick based on the formula but on the league’s rule that 32 picks must be awarded. Indianapolis also got a pick for this reason as the Rams and Colts were the two teams on top of the draft order.

- The Rams now have eight (8) total picks in this year’s draft including No. 6 overall, two picks in the second round, a third round pick, a fourth round pick, a sixth-round pick and two seventh rounders. The Rams traded their fifth-round pick to Denver for WR Brandon Lloyd and acquired an additional second round pick from Washington in the trade for the No. 2 overall pick.

- The Raiders got the biggest reward, an additional third round pick (and more) after they lost CB Nnamdi Asomugha, OL Robert Gallery, LB Thomas Howard and TE Zach Miller, among others.

 

ROUND CHOICE/

 

ROUND

OVERALL SELECTION

TEAM

3

33-95

 

Oakland

4

33-128

 

Minnesota

 

34-129

 

Oakland

 

35-130

 

Baltimore

 

36-131

 

New York Giants

 

37-132

 

Green Bay

 

38-133

 

Green Bay

 

39-134

 

Minnesota

 

40-135

 

Dallas

5

33-168

 

Oakland

 

34-169

 

Baltimore

 

35-170

 

Indianapolis

6

33-202

 

New York Jets

 

34-203

 

New York Jets

 

35-204

 

Cleveland

 

36-205

 

Cleveland

 

37-206

 

Indianapolis

 

38-207

 

Carolina

7

33-240

 

Pittsburgh

 

34-241

 

Green Bay

 

35-242

 

New York Jets

 

36-243

 

Green Bay

 

37-244

 

New York Jets

 

38-245

 

Cleveland

 

39-246

 

Pittsburgh

 

40-247

 

Cleveland

 

41-248

 

Pittsburgh

 

42-249

 

Atlanta

 

43-250

 

San Diego

 

44-251

 

Buffalo

 

45-252

 

St. Louis

 

46-253

 

Indianapolis

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One Response to “Rams Get Compensatory Pick”

  1. By St Louis Rams on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I am shocked that the Rams did not actually earn a compensatory pick. I remember the rumors going around last year that if Lloyd didnt resign with us again this year, that we would get at least a 5th round compensatory pick back. I guess that goes to show that a lot of people just talk without really knowing.

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