Friday, March 25, 2011
Compensatory picks: Titans 2, Texans 1
By Paul Kuharsky
The Titans picked up a fourth- and seventh-round pick and the Texans gained a seventh-rounder as the league announced compensatory draft picks Friday.
The picks are awarded based on a complex formula that computes losses and gains through free agency from the previous year.
Tennessee’s fourth-rounder (130th overall) comes from having lost Kyle Vanden Bosch and Alge Crumpler while adding Jason Babin.
Tennessee’s seventh-rounder (250th) and the Texans’ seventh-rounder (253rd, the final pick in the draft), arrived because the formula calls for there to be 32 total picks.
Compensatory picks cannot be traded.
Houston didn’t get a pick out of the loss of cornerback Dunta Robinson, who went to Atlanta. The addition of Wade Smith and Neil Rackers offset Robinson's departure.
Total compensatory picks awarded since 1994: Titans/Oilers 27, Jaguars 19, Colts 16, Texans 4.
The Titans tweeted their nine overall picks: Eighth (first round), 39th (second), 77th (third), 109th (fourth), 130th (fourth), 142th (fifth), 175th (sixth), 212th (seventh) and 250th (seventh).