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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Recent history with compensatory picks

By Paul Kuharsky

Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

We know what the compensatory picks are for the four teams of the AFC South in the upcoming draft.

But what have they meant in past drafts?

Using the great website, I looked at all the picks the Colts, Jaguars, Texans and Titans have made after the 32nd pick in rounds three through seven since 2004.

The scorecard is unsurprising. The Colts, who've let a lot of players who made big contributions leave via free agency, have had 10 compensatory selections; the Titans have had eight; the Jaguars and Texans three each.

There are some significant names on the list of players acquired with those picks:

Indianapolis: Center Steve Justice, running back Mike Hart, defensive tackle Quinn Pitcock, linebacker Clint Session, safety Antoine Bethea, linebacker Tyjuan Hagler.

Titans: Running back Quinton Ganther, receiver Roydell Williams, guard Eugene Amano.

Jacksonville: Defensive end Bobby McCray.

Houston: Receiver David Anderson.