Monday, March 24, 2014
Chargers not awarded a compensatory pick
By Eric D. Williams
For a second straight season, the San Diego Chargers were not awarded a compensatory pick for the 2014 NFL draft.
The NFL announced that 13 teams received a total of 32 compensatory selections for the draft.
Check out the details here.
According to the league’s collective bargaining agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than acquired in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.
Usually, the number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.
San Diego has had 18 compensatory picks since 1994, the first year the NFL began awarding compensatory selections.
So the Chargers will have seven picks in the upcoming draft -- one in each round. Here’s the full list.
First round (1) -- No. 25 overall
Second round (1) – No. 57 overall
Third round (1) – No. 89 overall
Fourth round (1) – No. 25
Fifth round (1) – No. 25
Sixth round (1) – No. 25
Seventh round (1) – No. 25
Here’s a list of San Diego’s compensatory selections since 2004. Only one player, linebacker Andrew Gachkar, remains with the team.
2012 – RB Edwin Baker
2011 – OL Stephen Schilling, LB Andrew Gachkar
2010 – QB Jonathan Crompton
2007 – LB Anthony Waters
2004 – OL Carlos Joseph