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Compensatory Picks Leave Teams Wanting
Updated: March 18, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) — Win a Super Bowl, get rewarded in the draft.
That's what happened to the Baltimore Ravens, who on Monday were awarded four compensatory picks in April's draft.
The Atlanta Falcons also got four selections for free agents they lost in 2012.
San Francisco, which lost 34-31 to Baltimore for the NFL title, will get three picks, as will Tennessee.
Compensatory selections have been awarded since 1994 to teams losing more or better free agents than it acquires in the previous year. Baltimore lost Ben Grubbs, Jarret Johnson, Brandon McKinney, Haruki Nakamura, Cory Redding and Tom Zbikowski, and signed Sean Considine and Corey Graham.
Atlanta lost Kelvin Hayden, Curtis Lofton, James Sanders and Eric Weems while it didn't sign anyone in 2012.
The highest compensatory pick of the 32 awarded this year is Houston's at No. 95 overall, followed by Kansas City at No. 96 and the Titans with the 97th spot.
The Texans saw star defensive end Mario Williams sign with Buffalo, while the Chiefs lost top cornerback Brandon Carr to Dallas, and the Titans had CB Cortland Finnegan go to St. Louis.
Collecting two picks apiece will be Houston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Kansas City, Miami and Seattle.
Green Bay, Indianapolis, the New York Giants, Oakland, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh each received one selection. The Colts' compensatory slot will be the final pick, No. 254.
Since 1994, Baltimore has received the most compensatory choices, 37, followed by Green Bay with 30. Houston and Cleveland have gotten the least, six, but the Browns entered the league in 1999 and the Texans in 2002.
Here's the list of picks awarded:
Rd No./Overall Team
3 33/95 Houston Texans
3 34/96 Kansas City Chiefs
3 35/97 Tennessee Titans
4 33/130 Baltimore Ravens
4 34/131 San Francisco 49ers
4 35/132 Detroit Lions
4 36/133 Atlanta Falcons
5 33/166 Miami Dolphins
5 34/167 Green Bay Packers
5 35/168 Baltimore Ravens
6 33/201 Houston Texans
6 34/202 Tennessee Titans
6 35/203 Baltimore Ravens
6 36/204 Kansas City Chiefs
6 37/205 Oakland Raiders
6 38/206 Pittsburgh Steelers
7 33/239 Philadelphia Eagles
7 34/240 Cincinnati Bengals
7 35/241 Seattle Seahawks
7 36/242 Seattle Seahawks
7 37/243 Atlanta Falcons
7 38/244 Atlanta Falcons
7 39/245 Detroit Lions
7 40/246 San Francisco 49ers
7 41/247 Baltimore Ravens
7 42/248 Tennessee Titans
7 43/249 Atlanta Falcons
7 44/250 Miami Dolphins
7 45/251 Cincinnati Bengals
7 46/252 San Francisco 49ers
7 47/253 New York Giants
7 48/254 Indianapolis Colts
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