Packers receive two compensatory draft picks

Posted by Duke Bobber on March 11, 2016 – 1:12 pm

160311-house-williams-950The Packers have been awarded two compensatory draft picks in the 2016 NFL Draft, the NFL announced Friday. Green Bay now has nine selections in April’s draft.

Teams are awarded compensatory draft picks if they experience a net loss in unrestricted free agency the prior year. The Packers lost CB Davon House (Jaguars) and CB Tramon Williams (Browns) 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 this year. A rule change will permit compensatory draft picks to be traded beginning in 2017.

Since 1994, the Packers are tied for the second-most compensatory picks awarded in the NFL.

Green Bay’s 2016 Compensatory Selections
Round 4, Pick 33 (#131 overall)
Round 4, Pick 39 (#137 overall)

Compensatory Picks Received, 1994-2016
Baltimore, 47
Dallas, 37
Green Bay, 37
New England, 33

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