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Packers Receive Extra Fourth-Round Draft Choice

As expected, the Packers received a mid-round compensatory draft choice in this upcoming April's draft from the NFL for free agent losses incurred last season.

According to Adam Caplan of Fox Sports via his Twitter account, the Packers were awarded a fourth-round draft choice from the NFL.

The compensatory draft choice was a result of losing defensive lineman Aaron Kampman in free agency last season when he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Packers did not sign any free agents that qualified as part of the league's formula for awarding compensatory draft choices.

The pick will come at the completion of the fourth round.

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PackersRS's picture

Damn, was hoping for a 3rd rounder, but then again, he was injuried for most of the season...

Thanks AK74. You're the man!

asshalo's picture

Great news-- got what we wanted, IMO. Sitton and Lang are both past 4th rounders.

Mike K's picture

Don't forget Alan Barbre

asshalo's picture

There's worse that in the fourth round-- players you can't even name. My point was draft picks are incredibly valuable to Thompson as he is maybe the best in the league at maximizing their value.

Nononsense's picture

Strange coincidence, the same day we find out there is no hope for Jolly anymore we get a 4th round pick to ease the pain of the loss.

I believe Kampman was a 5th round pick and Jolly was a 6th rounder so a late 4th is good compensation for both guys. Hell for two guys that TT really had no chance at keeping anyway, thats about even in terms of draft value.

BubbaOne's picture

We signed Peprah, who ended up our starting safety. It's a minor point, but why isn't he "part of the league formula..."?

Brian Carriveau's picture

Peprah was cut by the Falcons. The only players that count as part of the formula are those that reach free agency due to the expiration of their contract.

MarkinMadison's picture

Per ESPN the Packers will have 9 picks (extras in the 4th and 7th rounds). That ties for third most in the league, along with six other teams. IMO looks like a good year to trade up if the right guy is within reach. Of course under the new format, and being at the bottom of the first, its also not a bad year to trade down out of the first round.

(Removed response to BubbaOne; BC posted while I was trying to look up an answer.)

packeraaron's picture

Remember, comp picks can't be traded.

MarkinMadison's picture

1. Can't forget what I never knew.
2. Trade some of the other picks.

:)

JerseyCheese's picture

We have two drafts going on -- the actual drafting of college players and getting back everyone from IR. How strong is our team???

I would love to pick up some fat boys (offensive and defensive line). We're almost certain to lose Jenkins meaning either Neal or CJ Wilson will be our starter. Not sure if I'm convinced they can fit right in so the more bodies the better.

Oppy's picture

Oh, I dunno. CJ Wilson flashed some promise during last season- he continually improved, it seemed. Mike Neal had a game or two where opposing O lines had absolutely no answer to what he was giving them..

I think Neal has a chance to be a bonafide starter if his shoulder is right, and CJ wilson, if he makes that vaunted "2nd year jump" could play some sound football for the Packers.

I agree the Packers should look at some of the big guys, without question. Especially since a) the draft is supposed to be deep and a good DL should be available at #32, and b) because TT and his staff are always bringing in gifted big men anyways.

cole's picture

Is there a list of all the pack's picks somewhere?

Josh's picture

So, the Packers will have the waiver wire that teams will watch for talent to acquire, right?
Also, does GB probably end up with DL and OL this year? According to all these experts there are a high number of good DL prospects and middle round OL talent.

Brian Carriveau's picture

The Packers have nine draft choices, so assuming they don't trade any away, they'll probably add players at almost every position.

Cole O's picture

Nice! Josh Sitton was a forth round comp pick also. Hopefully TT can get another gem like his

Cole O's picture

him

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