NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Choices To 15 Clubs

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2019 NFL Draft have been awarded to 15 teams, the NFL announced today.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents (“CFA”) than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

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.  No club may receive more than four compensatory picks in any one year.  If a club qualifies for more than four compensatory picks after offsetting each CFA lost by each CFA gained of an equal or higher value, the four highest remaining selections will be awarded to the club.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement limits the number of compensatory selections to the number of clubs then in the League (32).  This year, six clubs: the Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Indianapolis Colts, the Los Angeles Rams, the New York Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers qualified for compensatory selections under the net loss formula but will not receive those picks because the final numerical values of the CFAs who were lost by those clubs ranked 33rd through 39th among the final numerical values of all compensatory selections.  Each of those six clubs will receive compensatory selections for other CFAs lost whose final numerical values ranked within the top 32.

The following 2019 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council for the 2019 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 25-27 in Nashville:

Round Round Choice/

Overall Selection

3 33-96 Washington
3 34-97 New England
3 35-98 Los Angeles Rams
3 36-99 Los Angeles Rams
3 37-100 Carolina
3 38-101 New England
3 39-102 Baltimore
4 33-135 Indianapolis
4 34-136 Dallas
4 35-137 Atlanta
4 36-138 Philadelphia
5 33-171 New York Giants
5 34-172 Atlanta
5 35-173 Washington
6 33-205 New England
6 34-206 Washington
6 35-207 Arizona
6 36-208 Philadelphia
6 37-209 Minnesota
6 38-210 Cincinnati
6 39-211 Cincinnati
6 40-212 San Francisco
6 41-213 Cincinnati
6 42-214 Kansas City
7 33-247 Minnesota
7 34-248 Arizona
7 35-249 Arizona
7 36-250 Minnesota
7 37-251 Los Angeles Rams
7 38-252 New England
7 39-253 Washington
7 40-254 Arizona

The compensatory free agents lost and gained in 2018 by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2019 Draft:

ARIZONA Lost: Brown, Jaron; Brown, John; Gabbert, Blaine; Martin, Kareem; Stanton, Drew; Williams, Tramon
Gained: Pugh, Justin; Smith, Andre
ATLANTA Lost: Clayborn, Adrian; Gabriel, Taylor; Poe, Dontari; Roberts, Andre
Gained: Fusco, Brandon; Paulsen, Logan
BALTIMORE Lost: Jensen, Ryan; Wallace, Mike; Watson, Benjamin
Gained: Brown, John
CAROLINA Lost: Dickson, Ed; Lotulelei, Star; Norwell, Andrew
Gained: Cockrell, Ross; Poe, Dontari
CINCINNATI Lost: Bodine, Russell; Hill, Jeremy; McCarron, A.J.; Smith, Andre; Smith, Chris
Gained: Brown, Preston
DALLAS Lost: Hitchens, Anthony; Wilber, Kyle
Gained: Fleming, Cameron
INDIANAPOLIS Lost: Bostic, Jon; Gore, Frank; Melvin, Rashaan; Mingo, Barkevious; Moncrief, Donte
Gained: Autry, Denico; Grant, Ryan; Slauson, Matt
KANSAS CITY Lost: Fulton, Zach; Logan, Bennie; Mitchell, Terrance; Pierre-Louis, Kevin; Wilson, Albert
Gained: Henne, Chad; Hitchens, Anthony; Watkins, Sammy; Williams, Damien
LOS ANGELES RAMS Lost: Carrier, Derek; Davis, Cody; Johnson, Trumaine; Watkins, Sammy
MINNESOTA Lost: Bridgewater, Teddy; Brock, Tramaine; Keenum, Case; McKinnon, Jerick; Stephen, Shamar
Gained: Cousins, Kirk; Richardson, Sheldon
NEW ENGLAND Lost: Amendola, Danny; Bademosi, Johnson; Butler, Malcolm; Fleming, Cameron; Lewis, Dion; Solder, Nate
Gained: Clayborn, Adrian; Hill, Jeremy
NEW YORK GIANTS Lost: Cockrell, Ross; Fluker, D.J.; Kennard, Devon; Pugh, Justin; Richburg, Weston; Smith, Geno
Gained: Latimer, Cody; Martin, Kareem; Solder, Nate; Thomas, Michael
PHILADELPHIA Lost: Allen, Beau; Blount, LeGarrette; Burton, Trey; Robinson, Patrick
Gained: Ngata, Haloti; Wallace, Mike
SAN FRANCISCO Lost: Fusco, Brandon; Hall, Leon; Hyde, Carlos; Lynch, Aaron; Paulsen, Logan
Gained: McKinnon, Jerick; Richburg, Weston
WASHINGTON Lost: Compton, Will; Cousins, Kirk; Grant, Ryan; Long, Spencer; Murphy, Trent; Paul, Niles
​​ Gained: Richardson, Paul


Arizona 4
New England 4
Washington 4
Cincinnati 3
Los Angeles Rams 3
Minnesota 3
Atlanta 2
Philadelphia 2
Baltimore 1
Carolina 1
Dallas 1
Indianapolis 1
Kansas City 1
New York Giants 1
San Francisco 1


Baltimore 50
Dallas 42
Green Bay 42
New England 39
Los Angeles Rams 36
Cincinnati 35
Philadelphia 32
Pittsburgh 32
San Francisco 31
Tennessee 30
Seattle 29
Buffalo 28
Arizona 26
Kansas City 25
New York Giants 25
Indianapolis 23
Minnesota 22
Atlanta 21
Denver 21
Detroit 21
Oakland 21
Los Angeles Chargers 20
Miami 20
Jacksonville 19
Tampa Bay 19
Carolina 18
Chicago 17
Washington 16
Houston 15
New York Jets 14
Cleveland 13
New Orleans 10