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Giants awarded 3 compensatory NFL Draft picks

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2020 NFL Draft have been awarded to 15 teams, including the Giants, who added one pick in the third round (99th overall) and two in the seventh round (247th and 255th).

The Giants hold the fourth overall pick in the draft, which will be held April 23-25 in Las Vegas.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents ("CFA") than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The compensatory picks are positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula. No club may receive more than four compensatory picks in any one year. If a club qualifies for more than four compensatory picks after offsetting each CFA lost by each CFA gained of an equal or higher value, the four highest remaining selections will be awarded to the club.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement limits the number of compensatory selections to the number of clubs then in the League (32). This year, one club, the New York Giants, qualified for a compensatory selection under the net loss formula but will not receive that pick because the final numerical value of the CFA who was lost ranked 33rd among the final numerical values of all compensatory selections. The New York Giants will receive compensatory selections for other CFAs lost whose final numerical values ranked within the top 32.

The compensatory free agents lost and gained in 2019 by the Giants:

Lost: Brown, Jamon; Collins, Landon; Edwards, Mario; Mauro, Josh; Webb, B.W.; Wynn, Kerry

Gained: Golden, Markus; Tate, Golden

The Giants were one of six teams (Denver, Houston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Seattle) awarded three compensatory draft picks. New England had the most in the league with four picks.

We take a look at past compensatory draft picks by the New York Giants.


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