The Vikings have been awarded two compensatory picks in the 2018 National Football League draft, the National Football League announced Friday.
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.
With the addition of the compensatory pick, the Broncos now have 10 overall selections in April's draft, including four selections in the top 100.More news: Another Federal Grand Jury Has Indicted Paul Manafort And Rick Gates
Compensatory picks can be traded, and with 10 selections and almost $26 million in projected salary cap space, the Broncos have options as they begin to retool their roster. The Packers lost T.J. Lang, Jared Cook and Micah Hyde, among others, last offseason, while the Cowboys watched Ronald Leary, Barry Church, Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne depart. Both the Bengals and Packers are receiving the maximum of four compensatory picks as are Dallas and Oakland.
The NFL officially announced compensatory picks on Friday, and the Giants get the extra fourth-rounder because defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins signed with the Indianapolis Colts during free agency past year. This marks the first time since 2011 that Tampa Bay has been awarded a compensatory pick.
The 32 picks land at the end of rounds 3-7 and, as of 2017, can be included in trades.More news: Ferrari unveil new vehicle for 2018 Formula 1 season
Most expected the Packers to gain four extra picks after losing several top players in free agency last offseason.
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