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Redskins Not Awarded Compensatory Selections In April’s NFL Draft
The Washington Redskins were not amongst the 15 teams awarded compensatory selections in April’s NFL Draft, the league announced Monday, and will proceed forward with eight draft picks.
Compensatory selections are awarded following the third through seventh rounds based upon the quality of free agents lost or signed over the previous year. The league awarded 32 total picks, including four to Cleveland, Green Bay and the New York Jets, as well as two to Baltimore and one to Dallas and the New York Giants.
The Redskins hold the No. 2 pick in the draft by virtue of a trade finalized two weeks ago with St. Louis. That trade cost them their second-round pick this year, as well as first-round picks in the next two years, but they will have one third-round, two fourth-round, one fifth-round, one sixth-round and one seventh-round pick, as well as another as-yet-undisclosed late round selection acquired from Arizona in a trade for running back Tim Hightower.