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2023 NFL Draft: NFL awards 37 compensatory picks to 16 teams

The NFL announced on Thursday it has awarded 37 compensatory picks to 16 teams for the 2023 NFL Draft, which will be held April 27-29 in Kansas City, Missouri.

A pair of NFC West teams led the way, with the 49ers receiving a league-high seven selections and the Rams netting four. The 37 compensatory picks include five special selections that were awarded at the end of the third round to teams that have had a minority employee hired as a head coach or primary football executive by another club. Three of those picks were awarded to San Francisco. The special compensatory picks were instituted as an amendment to the 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement in an effort to promote equal employment opportunities within NFL teams.

As for the compensatory picks awarded that were not based on coaching or executive hires, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks, per the league. The compensatory picks are positioned from Round 3 to Round 7 based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost. The formula that determines compensatory free agents is based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.

Below is the full list of compensatory picks awarded to teams ahead of this year's draft (special compensatory picks denoted by an asterisk):


96) Arizona Cardinals

97) Washington Commanders

98) Cleveland Browns*

99) San Francisco 49ers*

100) Kansas City Chiefs* -- traded to New York Giants

101) San Francisco 49ers*

102) San Francisco 49ers*


135) New England Patriots


167) Los Angeles Rams

168) Arizona Cardinals

169) Dallas Cowboys

170) Green Bay Packers

171) Los Angeles Rams

172) New York Giants

173) San Francisco 49ers

174) Las Vegas Raiders

175) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

176) Dallas Cowboys

177) Los Angeles Rams


210) New England Patriots

211) Minnesota Vikings

212) Dallas Cowboys

213) Arizona Cardinals

214) Las Vegas Raiders

215) Washington Commanders

216) San Francisco 49ers

217) Kansas City Chiefs


250) Kansas City Chiefs

251) Los Angeles Rams

252) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

253) San Francisco 49ers

254) New York Giants

255) San Francisco 49ers

256) Green Bay Packers

257) New Orleans Saints

258) Chicago Bears

259) Houston Texans


Table inside Article
San Francisco 49ers 7
Los Angeles Rams 4
Arizona Cardinals 3
Dallas Cowboys 3
Kansas City Chiefs 3
Green Bay Packers 2
Las Vegas Raiders 2
New England Patriots 2
New York Giants 2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2
Washington Commanders 2
Chicago Bears 1
Cleveland Browns 1
Houston Texans 1
Minnesota Vikings 1
New Orleans Saints 1

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