32 Compensatory Picks Among 2012 NFL Draft Selections

By Chris Malumphy

NFL teams drafted 32 players with compensatory draft picks during the 2012 NFL Draft. The league awards compensatory selections based on a complex formula that provides compensation to teams that lost more or better free agents than it acquired the prior year. For 2012, the Oakland Raiders were awarded the first compensatory picks, a choice at the end of the third round. The Raiders used that pick, the 95th overall, to select guard Tony Bergstrom from Utah.

Fifteen teams received compensatory picks and 17 teams were shut out. Compensatory picks were not eligible to be traded before or during the draft. The Cleveland Browns, the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers each received four picks. The Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers were awarded three picks each. The Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens received two choices. The Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Carolina Panthers, and St. Louis Rams received one additional pick.

Teams that did not receive compensatory draft picks included: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots.

2012 NFL Draft Compensatory Picks
Name Team Position Round Pick Player College
Tony BergstromRaiders G33295Utah
Rhett EllisonVikingsRB433128USC
Miles BurrisRaidersLB434129San Diego State
Christian ThompsonRavensDB435130South Carolina State
Brandon MosleyGiants T436131Auburn
Mike DanielsPackersDT437132Iowa
Jeron McMillianPackersDB438133Maine
Greg ChildsVikingsWR439134Arkansas
Matt JohnsonCowboysDB440135Eastern Washington
Juron CrinerRaidersWR533168Arizona
Asa JacksonRavensDB534169Cal Poly
Vick BallardColtsRB535170Mississippi State
Terrance GanawayJetsRB632202Baylor
Robert T. GriffinJets G633203Baylor
Emmanuel AchoBrownsLB634204Texas
Billy WinnBrownsDT635205Boise State
LaVon BrazillColtsWR636206Ohio
Brad NortmanPanthers P637207Wisconsin
David PaulsonSteelersTE733240Oregon
Andrew DatkoPackers T734241Florida State
Antonio AllenJetsDB735242South Carolina
B.J. ColemanPackersQB736243Tennessee-Chattanooga
Jordan WhiteJetsWR737244Western Michigan
Trevin WadeBrownsDB738245Arizona
Terrence FrederickSteelersDB739246Texas A&M
Brad SmelleyBrownsTE740247Alabama
Kelvin BeachumSteelers T741248Southern Methodist
Travian RobertsonFalconsDT742249South Carolina
Edwin BakerChargersRB743250Michigan State
John PotterBills K744251Western Michigan
Daryl RichardsonRamsRB745252Abilene Christian
Chandler HarnishColtsQB746253Northern Illinois