Chargers awarded one compensatory pick for 2018 NFL Draft

Chargers awarded one compensatory pick for 2018 NFL Draft

Chargers awarded one compensatory pick for 2018 NFL Draft

The Indianapolis Colts may have torn down the roster in the 2017 offseason and allowed several players to walk in free agency but they still won't be awarded any compensatory picks in the 2018 NFL Draft.

According to National Football League rules, if a team loses more or better free agents than it acquires in the previous year, that team is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. Both picks are in the sixth round. Cornerback Brendan Langley (No. 101) and quarterback Chad Kelly (No. 253) were chosen with two of the team's four compensatory picks in 2017.

This year, in addition to the team's own seven selections, they received two picks from trades: A fourth-round selection was acquired from San Francisco in a draft-day trade for Kapri Bibbs, and a fifth-round pick was received in a September trade with Atlanta for tackle Ty Sambrailo. They originally had six selections prior to getting a compensatory pick after giving up a seventh-rounder to acquire QB Cardale Jones from the Bills last July.


The new pick comes just one spot from the end of the entire draft, at number 255 overall. However, due to trades the Steelers do not have a fourth-round pick or a sixth-round pick. Irrelevant, unless they trade the pick.

The Giants also qualified for a second compensatory pick, but because of the limit of 32, those who fell on the outside weren't awarded the additional picks.

Compensatory picks are slotted between the third and seventh rounds.

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