Packers in line for compensatory draft picks

Posted by Mike Spofford on March 24, 2014 – 1:23 pm

The Packers are in line for a compensatory draft pick or two, which could be announced as soon as today at the NFL’s annual meeting in Orlando.

Teams are awarded compensatory draft picks if they experience a net loss in unrestricted free agency the prior year. The Packers lost WR Greg Jennings (Vikings) and LB Erik Walden (Colts) while signing no unrestricted free agents from other teams.

Compensatory picks are awarded from the end of the third through the seventh rounds and cannot be traded.

The league meeting is taking place now through Wednesday. The announcement of compensatory picks could come as soon as late this afternoon.

Last year, the Packers received a compensatory pick in the fifth round and used it to select DE Josh Boyd. Other compensatory picks from recent drafts include DE Mike Daniels (fourth round, 2012), CB Davon House (fourth round, 2011) and G Josh Sitton (fourth round, 2008).

The Packers were awarded two compensatory picks, in the third and fifth rounds. For the full story, click here.

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