Who are this year's big winners?
Cincinnati has added picks in the third (No. 100 overall), fifth (No. 170) and seventh (Nos. 252, 253) rounds. Dallas' haul consists of selections in the fourth (No. 137), fifth (Nos. 171, 173) and sixth (No. 208) rounds. Green Bay's spoils are nearly identical, with picks in the fourth (No. 133), fifth (Nos. 172, 174) and sixth (No. 207) rounds.
As a general rule, a team losing more or better free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. The choices are determined by a mysterious formula that factors in salary, playing time and postseason honors in addition to the free-agent balance sheet.