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NFL announces compensatory picks for 2022 draft

Apr 26, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the podium in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL awarded 39 compensatory draft picks Tuesday for next month’s draft, finalizing the complete order of the annual selection meeting.

The defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers received five extra picks apiece, the most of any team. Sixteen teams earned at least one pick.

The NFL maintains a confidential formula to decide how to dole out the compensatory picks, but it’s understood that teams who lose certain unrestricted free agents to another team receive a compensatory pick the following year.

Additional picks are awarded to teams who have a minority coach or executive hired by a different club for the same role or a higher-ranking one.

The first compensatory pick belongs to the Detroit Lions at No. 97 overall during the third round. The 49ers will make the 262nd and final pick of the draft, with the player chosen earning the title of “Mr. Irrelevant.”

The draft will be held April 28-30 in Las Vegas.

List of 2022 NFL Draft compensatory picks:

Round 3
No. 97 Detroit
No. 98 New Orleans
No. 99 Cleveland
No. 100 Baltimore
No. 101 New Orleans
No. 102 San Francisco
No. 103 Kansas City
No. 104 L.A. Rams
No. 105 San Francisco

Round 4
No. 138 Pittsburgh
No. 139 Baltimore
No. 140 Green Bay
No. 141 Baltimore
No. 142 L.A. Rams
No. 143 Tennessee

Round 5
No. 176 Dallas
No. 177 Detroit
No. 178 Dallas
No. 179 Indianapolis

Round 6
No. 211 L.A. Rams
No. 212 L.A. Rams
No. 213 Atlanta
No. 214 L.A. Chargers
No. 215 Arizona
No. 216 Indianapolis
No. 217 Detroit
No. 218 L.A. Rams
No. 219 Tennessee
No. 220 San Francisco
No. 221 San Francisco

Round 7
No. 254 L.A. Chargers
No. 255 L.A. Chargers
No. 256 Arizona
No. 257 Arizona
No. 258 Green Bay
No. 259 Kansas City
No. 260 L.A. Chargers
No. 261 Tampa Bay
No. 262 San Francisco

–Field Level Media