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Giants Get Extra 2013 NFL Draft Pick as Free-Agent Compensation

The National Football League yesterday awarded 32 compensatory picks to 16 teams for the 2013 draft with the New York Giants receiving one extra pick as compensation for last year’s free-agent losses. Photographer: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
The National Football League yesterday awarded 32 compensatory picks to 16 teams for the 2013 draft with the New York Giants receiving one extra pick as compensation for last year’s free-agent losses. Photographer: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

March 19 (Bloomberg) -- The New York Giants received one extra pick in the 2013 National Football League draft as compensation for last year’s free-agent losses and will now have the next-to-last of the 254 draft selections.

The NFL yesterday awarded 32 compensatory picks to 16 teams, with the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons each getting the maximum four, and the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers both getting three. The highest compensatory pick went to the Houston Texans, who got an extra third-round selection, the 95th overall in April’s draft.

NFL rules state that teams losing “more or better” players in free agency than they acquire in the previous year are eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. The compensatory picks supplement the 222 regular selections over the seven rounds of the draft, to be held April 25-27 in New York.

The value of compensatory free agents is determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors that was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not all free agents lost or signed by a club are covered by the formula.

The Giants last year lost free agents Mario Manningham, Aaron Ross and Dave Tollefson while signing Martellus Bennett, Sean Locklear and Shaun Rogers. Under the NFL’s formula, the compensatory free agents they lost were ranked slightly higher than the ones they signed. As a result, they got the 253rd overall pick, one spot ahead of the Indianapolis Colts, who will have the final selection in the draft.

           ROUND CHOICE/
   ROUND   OVERALL SELECTION    TEAM
=============================================
     3       33-95              Houston
     3       34-96              Kansas City
     3       35-97              Tennessee
     4       33-130             Baltimore
     4       34-131             San Francisco
     4       35-132             Detroit
     4       36-133             Atlanta
     5       33-166             Miami
     5       34-167             Green Bay
     5       35-168             Baltimore
     6       33-201             Houston
     6       34-202             Tennessee
     6       35-203             Baltimore
     6       36-204             Kansas City
     6       37-205             Oakland
     6       38-206             Pittsburgh
     7       33-239             Philadelphia
     7       34-240             Cincinnati
     7       35-241             Seattle
     7       36-242             Seattle
     7       37-243             Atlanta
     7       38-244             Atlanta
     7       39-245             Detroit
     7       40-246             San Francisco
     7       41-247             Baltimore
     7       42-248             Tennessee
     7       43-249             Atlanta
     7       44-250             Miami
     7       45-251             Cincinnati
     7       46-252             San Francisco
     7       47-253             New York Giants
     7       48-254             Indianapolis

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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