NFL awards 33 compensatory picks to 13 teams for 2016 draft

The NFL awarded 13 teams a total of 33 compensatory draft selections Friday, which are granted under league rules to teams that lose more or better compensatory free agents than they acquire in the previous year.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors, developed by the NFL Management Council. This year, compensatory picks fall between Rounds 3-6.

The Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49es received the most compensatory picks this year, with 4 apiece.

Beginning in 2017, clubs will be permitted to trade compensatory picks.

The 2016 NFL Draft will be held April 28-30 in Chicago and will be televised live on NFL Network.

Here is a look at this year's compensatory choices, with the round and overall pick number for each selection:

Detroit Lions: 3rd round (95), 6th round (210)

New England Patriots: 3rd round (96), 6th round (208), 6th round (214), 6th round (221)

Seattle Seahawks: 3rd round (97), 5th round (171), 6th round (215)

Denver Broncos: 3rd round (98), 4th round (136), 6th round (219)

Green Bay Packers: 4th round (131), 4th round (137)

Baltimore Ravens: 4th round (132), 4th round (134), 6th round (209)

San Francisco 49ers: 4th round (133), 5th round (174), 6th round (211), 6th round (213)

Dallas Cowboys: 4th round (135), 6th round (212), 6th round (216), 6th round (217)

Cleveland Browns: 4th round (138), 5th round (172), 5th round (173)

Buffalo Bills: 4th round (139), 6th round (218)

Arizona Cardinals: 5th round (170)

San Diego Chargers: 5th round (175)

Pittsburgh Steelers: 6th round (220)

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