Published: Sat, February 23, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Falcons awarded two compensatory picks in 2019 NFL Draft

Falcons awarded two compensatory picks in 2019 NFL Draft

The Panthers have been awarded a third-round compensatory pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The most important is the first-round selection from the New Orleans Saints, giving Green Bay two in the draft's opening round (No. 12 overall and No. 30 overall). This means that the team will have 12 total draft picks this season, and six of them will be in the top 101.

So any two of those four players would have had to be left unsigned for the Saints to qualify.

The eight picks span through the first (18th), second (50th), third (81st), fourth (120th), sixth (190th, 209th) and seventh rounds (247th, 250th).

This is the third straight year in which the Ravens have been awarded just one compensatory pick, after receiving three each year from 2013 to 2016. The Bengals also accrued a sixth round pick in a 2017 trade that sent cornerback Bene Benwikere to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Arizona Cardinals earned four compensatory 2019 NFL Draft picks based off their free agent losses from last offseason. Baltimore (50) has the most.

The Giants are in possession of their picks in rounds one (sixth overall), two, four, five, and six.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.

It also acquired the sixth pick in the sixth round in exchange for the selection leading off the seventh round after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who retired from the National Football League after 2017.

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