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Packers Receive Compensatory Fifth-Round Pick

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Packers Receive Compensatory Fifth-Round Pick

The Green Bay Packers received one compensatory pick in the 2013 NFL draft Monday, a fifth-round selection scheduled to come at No. 167 overall.

The pick comes as a result of Green Bay losing Matt Flynn to Seattle (three years, $19.5 million) and Scott Wells to St. Louis (four years, $24 million) and signing Jeff Saturday from Indianapolis (two years, $7.75 million) during last season's free agency period.

A season ago, the Packers received four such selections.

Compensatory picks cannot be traded.

Since the NFL started assigning compensatory picks in 1994, the Packers' 31 are second only to the Baltimore Ravens, who have received 37.

Below are the Packers tentative picks in the 2013 NFL draft, with compensatory picks for all 32 teams factored in:

  • First round, No. 26
  • Second round, No. 55
  • Third round, No. 88
  • Fourth round, No. 122
  • Fifth round, No. 159
  • Fifth round, No. 167 (compensatory)
  • Sixth round, No. 193
  • Seventh round, No. 232.

Zach Kruse is a 24-year-old sports writer who contributes to Cheesehead TV, Bleacher Report and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He also covers prep sports for the Dunn Co. News. You can reach him on Twitter @zachkruse2 or by email at zachkruse2@gmail.com.

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packsmack25's picture

What a crock of shit. Wells will be healed up and start all year, and Flynn may still be traded somewhere with a shot to start, but because their 2012 seasons blew, we get screwed.

Chad Toporski's picture

Russell Wilson screwed the Packers in more ways than one this past year...

packsmack25's picture

I dug your TT interview the other day dude.

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

Ya, that was pretty funny. Ted was so candid!

DrewTheDraftGuru's picture

Just wait until Flynn rides the bench for a few years and then someone signs him as an UFA and SEA gets a higher comp pick than we do. lol Apparently $6.5 million salaries are now 5th round picks.

Mike's picture

Was hoping for a fourth rounder.

Jeremy's picture

Really seems like we should have got at least a 4th. Note overly pleased about this in comparison to what other lost and got in a compensatory pic. Overall, everything seemed fairly tight. SD gets no pick in giving up V-Jax.

I bleed Green More's picture

Seems a bit lacking to me, at least a 4th rounder.

denniseckersley's picture

Utter horseshit.

denniseckersley's picture

Look at what San Francisco lost last offseason, and look at their compensation for this draft. F***!

RC Packer Fan's picture

I'm not surprised at all. I figured all along that at most they would get is 1 5th round pick. I thought possibly 1-6th and 1-7th, but definitely nothing higher then a 5th.
If the Packers don't sign much for players this year, I can see them getting a 3rd for losing Jennings, but probably would be a 4th. Then I see them getting a 6th or 7th for Walden and Crabtree combined.

dawg's picture

Ahh ---Matt Flynn, wish we had him!
He's a gamer, Best back up!

California Cheesehead's picture

Less likely to have fumbled on the one yard line, at least.

Stroh's picture

Packers got exactly what I predicted. I thought the 4th round was a little high considering the lack of playing time for FLynn and Wells. Take what you get and make the pick count. Looking at a couple picks next year for sure, unless we sign a FA like Huff. Even then we should still get something.

Big Al's picture

Huff was released wouldn't count against our compensatory picks next year

BubbaOne's picture

My bad. Worst case scenario I thought a 4th and most likely a 4th and a 7th.

I still think we got screwed.

GBPDAN's picture

Pack needs to sign Huff and Bradshaw before the draft. Huff for 4m an Bradshaw for 4.5m, then land 2 immediate starters in the draft for Oline and D line. Hopefully Perry comes back and has an impact. Bishop and Smith need to come back healthy. Finley needs a strong year.

TommyG's picture

I can hear the commish now "And with the 167th pick; the Green Bay Packers select Left Tackle Someguy from small school. This is their sixth LT taken this draft."

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