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Early preview: Compensatory picks

1/25/2010

Hidden bonuses in the NFL every year are compensatory picks. This is when the league awards teams with extra mid- and late-round draft selections for losing productive free agents the previous year.

Although predicting the round is not an exact science, here is an early look at key free agents lost from each team in 2009 that may result in additional picks this April:

Baltimore Ravens

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers