NFL Announces 2012 Compensatory Draft Picks

By Chris Malumphy

The NFL has announced the compensatory picks awarded to teams for the 2012 Draft. The Oakland Raiders were awarded the first of 32 compensatory picks, a choice at the end of the third round, the 95th pick in the draft. Fifteen teams received compensatory picks and 17 teams were shut out. In addition to the third round pick given to the Raiders, eight picks were awarded in round four, three picks in round five, six picks in round six and 14 picks at the end of round seven.

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.

Compensatory draft picks are awarded to teams based on a complex formula that seeks to compensate teams that lost more or better free agents than it acquired the prior year. Compensatory draft picks may not be traded.

2012 NFL Compensatory Draft Picks
Third Round
Raiders8-8 (.500)3395
Fourth Round
Vikings3-13 (.188)33128
Raiders8-8 (.500)34129
Ravens12-4 (.750)35130
Giants9-7 (.563)36131
Packers15-1 (.938)37132
Packers15-1 (.938)38133
Vikings3-13 (.188)39134
Cowboys8-8 (.500)40135
Fifth Round
Raiders8-8 (.500)33168
Ravens12-4 (.750)34169
Colts2-14 (.125)35170
Sixth Round
Jets8-8 (.500)33202
Jets8-8 (.500)34203
Browns4-12 (.250)35204
Browns4-12 (.250)36205
Colts2-14 (.125)37206
Panthers6-10 (.375)38207
Seventh Round
Steelers12-4 (.750)33240
Packers15-1 (.938)34241
Jets8-8 (.500)35242
Packers15-1 (.938)36243
Jets8-8 (.500)37244
Browns4-12 (.250)38245
Steelers12-4 (.750)39246
Browns4-12 (.250)40247
Steelers12-4 (.750)41248
Falcons10-6 (.625)42249
Chargers8-8 (.500)43250
Bills6-10 (.375)44251
Rams2-14 (.125)45252
Colts2-14 (.125)46253