Minnesota Vikings awarded 2018 NFL Draft compensatory picks


This is the next step in determining the entire draft order for 2018 but since there are a few teams tied for picks, they will need to flip a coin at the NFL Combine.

The NFL handed out 32 compensatory draft picks to 15 teams on Friday.

Last season, 16 teams were awarded compensatory picks.

Last year, the Patriots lost Martellus Bennett, Chris Long, Logan Ryan, LeGarrette Blount, Jabaal Sheard, Barkevious Mingo and Michael Floyd.

Cincinnati, Green Bay, Dallas and Oakland each received four extra picks, while Arizona and Houston got three each. They signed Stephon Gilmore, Lawrence Guy, and Rex Burkhead.

The NFL limits compensatory pick compensation to four per year.

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The two compensatory picks are the Vikings' first since 2012, when they were given two fourth-round selections they used on Rhett Ellison and Greg Childs.

The Bengals, Cowboys, Packers and Raiders each received four compensatory draft picks.

Depending on what they gave up to acquire Marcus Peters, the Rams may not have many picks in the 2018 draft.

Since 2015, the Broncos have been awarded a total of 12 compensatory picks, some of which have landed the Broncos eventual starters.

The Cardinals now will have one pick in the first round, one in the second, two in the third, one in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the seventh.