Eagles pick up two compensatory picks in upcoming NFL draft


The Eagles have officially been awarded two compensatory picks in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. The Eagles had been projected to get three by OverTheCap. 

They now have eight picks in the upcoming draft. 

The Eagles have been awarded one fourth round compensatory pick (No. 138) and one comp pick in the sixth round (No. 208). This is the first time since the 2013 draft they’ve been awarded a compensatory pick. 

Basically, the Eagles gained compensatory picks because they lost more compensatory free agents than they gained. Remember, these are free agents they lost last offseason. 

Lost: Beau Allen, LeGarrette Blount, Trey Burton, Patrick Robinson 

Gained: Haloti Ngata, Mike Wallace

Wallace was not originally expected to count in the formula, but he did. That’s the difference of one compensatory pick. 

Here’s an updated look at the Eagles’ nine draft picks in the 2019 draft, which runs April 25-27:

Round 1: No. 25

Round 2: No. 53 (from Ravens)

Round 2: No. 57

Round 4: No. 127

Round 4: No. 138 (Compensatory)

Round 5: No. 163

Round 6: No. 197

Round 6: No. 208 (Compensatory) 

The Eagles don’t have their third-round pick in this draft because of the Golden Tate trade. They don’t have a seventh-rounder because of trades for Deiondre’ Hall and moving up to get Jordan Mailata last spring. 

Here’s what the NFL says about the compensatory pick formula: 

“Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula. No club may receive more than four compensatory picks in any one year. If a club qualifies for more than four compensatory picks after offsetting each CFA lost by each CFA gained of an equal or higher value, the four highest remaining selections will be awarded to the club.”

Just 32 comp picks are awarded each year. 

The Eagles haven’t been very active in the compensatory pick game in recent years, but this offseason suggests that will likely change over the next few years. This is the first time the Eagles have had two compensatory picks in a single draft since 2011.  

Since 1994, the Eagles have been awarded 32 compensatory picks. 

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