Falcons not awarded compensatory picks in 2020 NFL draft

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The Falcons did not receive any compensatory draft picks for the 2020 NFL draft as a total of 32 picks were awarded to 15 teams, the NFL announced Tuesday.

With the Falcons set to lose tight end Austin Hooper, linebacker De’Vondre Campbell and backup guard Wes Schweitzer to free agency, they could be in line for compensatory picks in the 2021 draft.

The Falcons were awarded two compensatory picks in 2019, a fourth- and fifth-round selection. They used the fourth-round pick as part of the deal with the Rams to move up to draft tackle Kaleb McGary in the first round. The fifth-round pick was used on cornerback Jordan Miller.

Compensatory picks are awarded to teams based on the number of players a team lost or gained in free agency the previous year. The picks come at the end of rounds 3-7 based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost. No team can receive more than four compensatory picks in one draft.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents (CFA) than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The following 2020 compensatory draft picks determined by the management council for the 2020 draft, which will be held April 23-25 in Las Vegas:

Round/Round Choice/Overall Selection/Team

3  33-97 Houston

3  34-98 New England

3  35-99 New York Giants

3 36-100 New England

3 37-101 Seattle

3 38-102 Pittsburgh

3 39-103 Philadelphia

3 40-104 Los Angeles Rams

3 41-105 Minnesota

3 42-106 Baltimore

4 33-139 Tampa Bay

4 34-140 Chicago

4 35-141 Miami

4 36-142 Washington

4 37-143 Baltimore

4 38-144 Seattle

4 39-145 Philadelphia

4 40-146 Philadelphia

5 33-178 Denver

5 34-179 Dallas

6 33-212 New England

6 34-213 New England

6 35-214 Seattle

7 33-247 New York Giants

7 34-248 Houston

7 35-249 Minnesota

7 36-250 Houston

7 37-251 Miami

7 38-252 Denver

7 39-253 Minnesota

7 40-254 Denver

7 41-255 New York Giants

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