Packers receive three compensatory draft picks

Green Bay will have extra selections in the 4th, 5th and 6th rounds. 

The compensatory draft picks are here and the Packers make out rather well, thanks to deals signed by Blake Martinez, Bryan Bulaga and Kyler Fackrell. 

If you'd like to read more about comp picks and the formula the league uses to award them, knock yourself out.

In the meantime, the Packers will receive an additional 4th, 5th and 6th round pick in this year's draft, slated to kick off in exactly 50 days. They have 10 selections total. 

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Aplinal's picture

March 10, 2021 at 01:57 pm

Hi Nags. Do you think this is the year to try and package these picks nicely to get say, 6 higher graded selections, rather than take all 13 (I think we have 13 now?). Does our cap pressure make this a more sensible option?

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PackerAaron's picture

March 10, 2021 at 02:09 pm

They have 10 total now. And I suspect they'll trade down more than up.

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Rossonero's picture

March 10, 2021 at 03:09 pm

Given our cap situation, wouldn't bringing in 10+ rookies make it harder to sign them all? Even if some of them are just practice squad guys? I can only speculate, but Gutekunst seems to like to trade up, especially in the 1st round as he's done each year he's been GM (he did trade back in 2018, but of course traded up for Jaire). I'd imagine this additional draft capital might make him more apt to trade up since drafting 10+ guys might make it tough to sign them all.

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Aplinal's picture

March 10, 2021 at 03:40 pm

That was my thinking, even though I got the draft number wrong. Not sure we could take 10 rookies.

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ckoski's picture

March 10, 2021 at 09:28 pm

No. I'm not a cap expert, but as far as I understand, it shouldn't be an issue to sign rookies, whether there are 6 of them, or 12. Only the top 51 salaries count until the start of the regular season. Even up to the second round, rookie salaries would not be drastic increases over the bottom 15 or so of the current top 51, and some of them may be decreases. The team will still make at least $20M more in cap moves in the next week. If they make more than $20M in moves, then there might even be a free agent signing or two.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

March 11, 2021 at 03:32 am

No, not really. Usually 5th, 6th, and 7th save cap, a 4th is a small plus or minus depending on how high or low the pick is in the round, and 1st through 3rd cost money. Examples will be Vernon Scott and Kamal Martin:

Scott was a 7th rounder. He got min plus $83K bonus.
$610K + $21K ($83K/4 years) = $631K.
$660K + $25K = $685K for this year's 7th rounders.
One 7th might replace Henry Black who makes $780K and the other might replace Anthony Rush who make $850K. Saves $95K and $165K. Or one of the 7th might be a CB who makes Ento at $660K expendable - he ends up costing $25K but hopefully he's a better player.

Kamal Martin was a 5th. He got min. + $271K bonus.
$610K plus $68K = $678K. This year's two fifths will get
$660K + $73K ?? = $733K.

The thing is 5th rounders tend to have more upside and might replace players who are currently on the roster who make more money. If one fifth is a CB who replaces Josh Jackson ($1.33M in cap savings if released) then this 5th saves $600K. If he replaces Ento, well, he costs money ($73K) but hopefully is a much better player and it isn't a lot of money anyway.

The other 5th might be a LB who pushes Burks ($945K cap savings if released) off the roster. Savings is $213K.

Generally speaking, 5th - 7th rounders save money on average but it varies. 4th rounders have a small plus or minus depending on how high in the round they are picked. First through 3rd cost money. 3rd rounders get a $800K signing bonus in the comp pick area (90s - like Deguara) and over $1M at 75th like Jace so their first year cap numbers are around $830K to $930K. Of course, it all depends on which player each pick replaces.

Nitpick: of the 4 sixth and seventh rounders GB picks, three make the 53 on average as a guess and GB eats the signing bonus on one of them. So figure a cost of $85K to $110K.

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PatrickGB's picture

March 11, 2021 at 10:20 am

Great, Thanks for the breakdown.

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TheVOR's picture

March 12, 2021 at 08:47 am

These are the Picks where you build the OL and the interior lines on both Offense and defense. Just say no to trading picks. We need to draft. We need a great draft, unlike last seasons whatever that was..

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TheVOR's picture

March 12, 2021 at 08:47 am

These are the Picks where you build the OL and the interior lines on both Offense and defense. Just say no to trading picks. We need to draft. We need a great draft, unlike last seasons whatever that was..

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ShawnO's picture

March 10, 2021 at 02:20 pm

Shouldn't the team that hired and gave a promotion to the minority coaches get something vs the team that they came from which did not give them promotions into lead coaching positions? I don't understand why 49rs got two 3rd round picks when they were not the ones that made Robert Saleh a HC.... the Jets did? Sure it sucks that they loose their coach but would a team like the Seahawks think twice about promoting a minority coach from the 49rs if it is going to give them two 3rd round picks? Where as if the Seahawks got one of the two 3rd round picks then they would be more likely to hire the minority coach regardless of the team they came from.

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frankthefork's picture

March 10, 2021 at 02:37 pm

Better use those picks wisely this year. Agree w/ many that trading back a few spots will be wise with this year's reduced Cap limit.
Picks like Newsome may not be their but all the holes can be filled in Barry's first year along with a RB, WR and of course a OT.
Late April is just 45 days or so away...can't wait to see some new young faces on this aging team.

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dobber's picture

March 10, 2021 at 07:06 pm

"...can't wait to see some new young faces on this aging team."

Packers were the 7th youngest team in the NFL in 2020 at 25.84 years of age. League average was 26.17 years.

https://overthecap.com/breaking-down-the-53-man-rosters/

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Leatherhead's picture

March 10, 2021 at 02:42 pm

Hard to see 13 draftees making the team.

We could use those Day 3 picks to move up in the second and third rounds to get the guys we want.

OL, DB, DL

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ShawnO's picture

March 10, 2021 at 04:48 pm

where do people keep getting 13 from? It's 10.... 7 rounds with 3 Comp picks = 10

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HarlanHuckleby's picture

March 10, 2021 at 02:55 pm

The good- Only one other compensatory pick to teams within the division.

The bad- San Francisco, LA Rams, Dallas have a lot of extra picks to play with.

The ugly- Mel Kiper Jr.

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stockholder's picture

March 10, 2021 at 05:14 pm

Perfect for a couple of Rbs. A center.

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Lphill's picture

March 10, 2021 at 05:22 pm

Pats looking to move Steven Gilmore , very similar contract as Preston Smith , Pats need a pass rusher , this is a deal that should be made Packers can throw in one of the comp picks , deal would help both teams and not affect the cap much.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

March 11, 2021 at 03:39 am

Gilmore tore a quad and missed some game in 2020, plus he wasn't good in 2020, plus NE wants a pick fairly high and Gilmore at 31 wants an extension.

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dobber's picture

March 11, 2021 at 07:31 am

With the possible exception of the D.Johnson/Nuk deal last year, player-for-player trades of this magnitude never happen.

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crayzpackfan's picture

March 10, 2021 at 07:12 pm

Whether they stand pat, trade up or down, 10 picks is an amazing place to be at with cap issues and a few holes to fill. I’m anxious, enthusiastic, and curious to see what the HC and the FO comes up with. I just hope the stands are packed and the parking lots are filled next season. I’m feeling optimistic.

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