Compensatory draft choices announced

(April 1, 2002) -- A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2002 NFL Draft have been awarded to 18 teams.

Under terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in a year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four. The 32 compensatory choices announced will supplement the 229 choices in the regular seven rounds of the 2002 NFL Draft. This year, the compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

One club this year (Washington) will receive a compensatory pick even though it did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents Washington lost were ranked higher than the ones they signed by a specified point differential.

The following 2002 draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

ROUNDOVERALL SELECTIONTEAM
397Buffalo
398Arizona
4132Minnesota
4133Tennessee
4134Detroit
4135Green Bay
5169Seattle
5170Miami
5171Seattle
5172San Francisco
6206Baltimore
6207Baltimore
6208Dallas
6209Baltimore
6210Chicago
6211Dallas
7245Atlanta
7246New York Giants
7247Jacksonville
7248Jacksonville
7249San Francisco
7250Buffalo
7251Tampa Bay
7252Buffalo
7253Detroit
7254Tampa Bay
7255Tampa Bay
7256San Francisco
7257Washington
7258Carolina
7259Detroit
7260Buffalo

Picks 258-260 are non-compensatory picks (based on the draft-order formula) to fulfill the number of draft choices permitted by agreement with the NFL Players Association in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2002 NFL Draft (April 20-21):

TEAMLOST/SIGNEDPLAYERS
ARIZONA Lost: Mark Smith, Simeon Rice
  Signed: Pete Kendall
ATLANTA Lost: Henri Crockett, Dan Stryzinski
  Signed: Henri Crockett (re-acquired in trade with Denver)
BALTIMORE Lost: Kim Herring, Priest Holmes, Jeff Mitchell
BUFFALO Lost: Donovan Greer, Marcus Spriggs, Marcellus Wiley
CHICAGO Lost: Todd Perry, Casey Wiegmann
  Signed: Brad Maynard
DALLAS Lost: Leon Lett, James McKnight
DETROIT Lost: Mike Compton, Jeff Hartings, Walter Rasby
  Signed: Todd Lyght
GREEN BAY Lost: Ross Verba
JACKSONVILLE Lost: Bryan Barker, Mike Logan
MIAMI Lost: Trace Armstrong, Kevin Donnalley, Rich Owens, Terrance Shaw, Richmond Webb
  Signed: James McKnight, Todd Perry, Marcus Spriggs, Dedric Ward
MINNESOTA Lost: Matthew Hatchette, Dwayne Rudd, Tony Williams
  Signed: Byron Chamberlain, Lance Johnstone
NY GIANTS Lost: Brad Maynard, Christian Peter
  Signed: Kenny Holmes
SEATTLE Lost: Jay Bellamy, Pete Kendall, Jon Kitna
  Signed: Chad Eaton
SAN FRANCISCO Lost: Brentson Buckner, Charlie Garner, Delmonico Montgomery, Anthony Pleasant
  Signed: Derek Smith
TAMPA BAY Lost: Don Davis, Patrick Hape, Tyoka Jackson, Frank Middleton, Damien Robinson
  Signed: Brad Johnson, Simeon Rice
TENNESSEE Lost: Kenny Holmes, Denard Walker
  Signed: Joe Nedney
WASHINGTON Lost: Albert Connell, Ed Ellis, Brad Johnson, Ndukwe Kalu, Derek Smith, James Thrash
  Signed: Bryan Barker, Matthew Campbell, Brett Conway, Donovan Greer, Kevin Lockett, Walter Rasby

TOTAL 2002 NFL COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS

Buffalo -- 4
Baltimore -- 3
Detroit -- 3
San Francisco -- 3
Tampa Bay -- 3
Dallas -- 2
Jacksonville -- 2
Seattle -- 2
Arizona -- 1
Atlanta -- 1
Carolina -- 1
Chicago -- 1
Green Bay -- 1
Miami -- 1
Minnesota -- 1
NY Giants -- 1
Tennessee -- 1
Washington -- 1
TOTAL -- 32

NFL CLUBS WITH MOST COMPENSATORY DRAFT PICKS
(1993-2002*)

Dallas -- 23
Buffalo -- 20
Green Bay -- 17
Arizona -- 13
Pittsburgh -- 13
Jacksonville -- 12
Minnesota -- 12
Philadelphia -- 12
Detroit -- 10
New England -- 10
NY Giants -- 10
Kansas City -- 9
Tennessee -- 9
Baltimore -- 8
Seattle -- 8
Tampa Bay -- 8

* 1993 was first year that compensatory draft choices were awarded.


 

• 2002 Draft Order

• Gil Brandt's draft tidbits