Packers awarded four compensatory picks in 2012 NFL Draft

Posted by Duke Bobber on March 26, 2012 – 3:12 pm

Packers Draft Room, 2011

The NFL announced Monday that the Green Bay Packers have been awarded four compensatory choices in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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 Packers lost Daryn Colledge, Korey Hall, Brandon Jackson, Cullen Jenkins and Jason Spitz in free agency in 2011. Green Bay didn’t sign any compensatory free agents.

The compensatory choices announced today will supplement the 221 choices in the seven rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft (April 26-28), which will kick off in primetime for the third consecutive year.

Here are the Packers’ four compensatory selections:
Round 4, pick 37 (#132 overall)
Round 4, pick 38 (#133)
Round 7, pick 34 (#241)
Round 7, pick 36 (#243)

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