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The NFL released the official list of compensatory draft selections for 2017 today. A record sixteen teams will split the thirty two selections and a record eleven selections were handed out in the third round, the earliest available round for compensatory selections. While the number of teams receiving selections, the number of early round selections granted, and the fact that two of this year’s compensatory selections were already traded away are all notable in their own right, they also suggest a new trend emerging in the NFL.

2017 was bound to be a historic draft if only because it was the first year where compensatory selections could be traded. Cleveland and Los Angeles each traded some of their compensatory selections last year during the 2016 draft. What is more notable is that the volume of third and fourth round selections - typically considered good selections in most draft classes  - peaked at eighteen. This is no accident as many agents have been lamenting the willingness of teams to factor compensatory selections into their annual approach to free agency. That ten teams were successful enough doing that to receive third round compensation (Seattle received two third round choices) means that others will attempt to emulate that success.

In the short term those teams that acquired early compensatory picks this year will benefit from a deep draft class that extends 30-40 spots deeper than normal classes. In the long run expect more teams to resist replacing their top level free agents that leave and instead rely on additional draft compensation the following year. This will undoubtedly continue to frustrate both veterans and agents looking for more options in the market in order to maximize their contract values.

Here is the list of selections awarded earlier today.

 

Round

Round Choice/

Overall Selection

Team

3

33-97

Miami

3

34-98

Carolina

3

35-99

Baltimore

3

36-100

Los Angeles Rams

3

37-101

Denver

3

38-102

Seattle

3

39-103

Cleveland

3

40-104

Kansas City

3

41-105

Pittsburgh

3

42-106

Seattle

3

43-107

New York Jets

 

 

 

4

32-138

Cincinnati

4

33-139

Cleveland

4

35-141*

Los Angeles Rams

4

36-142

Cleveland

4

37-143

San Francisco

4

38-144

Indianapolis

 

 

 

5

33-176

Cincinnati

5

34-177

Denver

5

35-178

Miami

5

36-179

Arizona

5

37-180

Kansas City

5

38-181

Cleveland

5

39-182

Green Bay

5

40-183

New England

5

41-184

Miami

 

 

 

6

33-216

Kansas City

6

34-217

Cincinnati

6

35-218

Kansas City

 

 

 

7

33-251

Cincinnati

7

34-252

Denver

7

35-253

Denver?

 

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