Falcons Awarded 3 Compensatory Picks

The National Football League announced 32 compensatory selections awarded to teams for this year’s upcoming draft in May, and the Atlanta Falcons received three such picks. Compensatory picks are awarded to teams for losing veteran free agents in the previous year’s offseason. The Falcons received a fourth-round selection along with a pair of seventh-round selections. The three additional picks give the Falcons a total of...

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Falcons to Select Sixth in 2014 Draft

Although the order of the final twelve selections in the first round of May’s upcoming 2014 NFL Draft won’t be determined until the Super Bowl is played, the Atlanta Falcons do know where they will be selecting. Due to their 4-12 record in 2013, the Falcons will hold the sixth overall choice in the first round of the draft. The first day of the draft is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, and will be held over the next two days...

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Falcons awarded four compensatory picks

This evening the league announced which teams would receive compensatory picks in next month’s draft, and the Atlanta Falcons were awarded four of them. Annually the league gives out 32 picks to teams that suffered significant free agent losses in the preceding off-season. Dependent on the player’s significance, determined by secret formula taking into account salary and playing time, picks are given at the end of Rounds...

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Falcons receive seventh round compensatory pick

The league announced the thirty-two additional picks in the draft which are awarded as compensatory picks, given to teams that had a net loss in free agency in the previous year. And among them was the Atlanta Falcons, being granted the forty-second pick in the seventh round, or the 249th overall pick. Last year the Falcons did not receive compensatory picks, but did receive two in 2010. Compensatory picks cannot be traded. As a...

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Draft order set with compensatory picks

The Falcons did not receive any compensatory draft picks in this year’s round of picks that are awarded to NFL teams that lose key free agents in the previous year’s off-season. But with the league’s unveiling of the 32 picks awarded to other teams, the 7-round draft order has been set. Here are the Falcons picks: ROUNDPICKOVERALLADDITIONAL NOTES 12727 22759 32791 427124 527158 627192 77210From Detroit. Acquired via...

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