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