Monday, March 22, 2010
Eagles land two extra draft picks
By Dan Graziano
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Eagles are the only team in the NFC East to have compensatory picks in the 2010 draft. The league announced Monday that the Eagles will be awarded two extra draft choices (243 and 244) in the seventh round.
The exact formula for how compensatory picks are awarded is beyond comprehension for most humans, but essentially teams receive the picks if their previous year's free-agent losses outweigh their free-agent gains. Obviously, the Giants, Redskins and Cowboys were not rewarded under the mysterious formula. There had been speculation that the Redskins would receive at least one compensatory pick, but things didn't work out.
The Bengals were the biggest winners, receiving additional picks in the third and fourth rounds.