Vikings receive two compensatory picks in 2018 NFL Draft


The Bengals were one of four teams (along with Arizona, Houston and Denver) to receive a third-round selection and also gained a fifth-rounder and two seventh-rounders.

Michael Signora of the National Football League announced the 32 compensatory picks for the 2018 National Football League draft. Cincinnati lost offensive linemen Kevin Zeitler and Andrew Whitworth, among others, to lucrative contracts elsewhere last March.

Some notable players the Patriots have selected via compensatory picks in recent drafts include defensive linemen Vincent Valentine and Geneo Grissom, offensive linemen Ted Karras and Cameron Fleming and linebacker Elandon Roberts.

Green Bay lost the following free agents in 2017: Jared Cook, Micah Hyde, Eddie Lacy, T.J. Lang, Julius Peppers, and J.C. Tretter.

The Packers received four extra draft picks for the upcoming draft because of a long list of players that they let out the door to free agency. Baltimore's additions of Jefferson and Carr cancelled out the departures of Rick Wagner and Kyle Juszczyk.

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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.

Their draft stock includes the No. 5 overall pick as well as No. 40, No. 71 and No. 99. The year prior, safeties Justin Simmons (No. 98) and Will Parks (No. 219), as well as running back Devontae Booker (No. 136) were taken with compensatory picks.

With three selections, they did not get the most picks.

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