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Comp picks officially announced for 2021 NFL Draft

The NFL has announced the compensatory picks for 2021 NFL Draft. We break it down here.

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Each season, ahead of the NFL draft, the league awards compensatory, or “comp” picks, to teams who have lost players in free agency. The NFL uses a formula based on the player lost in free agency that accounts for average salary per year, snap count and postseason awards to decide how early or late the picks awarded will be. The more valuable the player lost, the earlier the comp picks will be in the draft.

This year, comp picks were also distributed to teams that lost minority coaches and/or executives to other teams. Teams that lose a minority coach or executive to a head coach or general manager job with another team will receive a third-round compensatory pick for two consecutive years. If a team loses a minority coach and an executive to HC and GM roles, that club will receive a third-round compensatory pick for three consecutive years.

Here, we take a look at the comp picks for the 2021 NFL Draft, as reported by Adam Schefter.

Third round compensatory picks

No. 96 overall — New England Patriots
No. 97 overall — Los Angeles Chargers
No. 98 overall — New Orleans Saints
No. 99 overall — Dallas Cowboys
No. 100 overall — Tennessee Titans
No. 101 overall — Los Angeles Rams
No. 102 overall — San Francisco 49ers
No. 103 overall — Los Angeles Rams
No. 104 overall — Baltimore Rams
No. 105 overall — New Orleans Saints

Fourth-round compensatory picks

No. 138 overall — Dallas Cowboys
No. 139 overall — New England Patriots
No. 140 overall — Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 141 overall — Los Angeles Rams
No. 142 overall — Green Bay Packers
No. 143 overall — Minnesota Vikings
No. 144 overall — Kansas City Chiefs

Fifth-round compensatory picks

No. 177 overall — Green Bay Packers
No. 178 overall — Dallas Cowboys
No. 179 overall — Atlanta Falcons
No. 180 overall — San Francisco 49ers
No. 181 overall — Kansas City Chiefs
No. 182 overall — Atlanta Falcons
No. 183 overall — Baltimore Ravens

Sixth-round compensatory picks

No. 216 overall — Tampa Bay Buccaneers
No. 217 overall — New Orleans Saints
No. 218 overall — Atlanta Falcons
No. 219 overall — Green Bay Packers
No. 220 overall — Chicago Bears
No. 221 overall — Carolina Panthers
No. 222 overall — Minnesota Vikings
No. 223 overall — Philadelphia Eagle
No. 224 overall — Philadelphia Eagle
No. 225 overall — Carolina Panthers
No. 226 overall — Dallas Cowboys
No. 227 overall — Chicago Bears