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Friday, March 25, 2011
No compensatory picks for Pats

By Mike Reiss

The NFL awarded compensatory draft choices to clubs today, and the Patriots did not receive any selections.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

Tight end Benjamin Watson's signing with the Browns was part of the equation for the Patriots, although it wasn't enough to register in the NFL's complex formula. So the Patriots enter the draft with nine selections.

1a. 17th overall
1b. 28th overall
2a. 33rd overall
2b. 60th overall
3a. 74th overall
3b. 92nd overall
4. 125th overall
5. 159th overall
6. 193rd overall