Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets Awarded Four Compensatory Draft Picks


John Idzik and company have been awarded their additional chips for the NFL draft. And they are pretty good.

The league has announced the compensatory draft choices, and the Jets have been awarded one pick in the fourth round, the 137th overall, and three picks in the sixth round. These were the 209th, 210th, and 213th overall.

Most of you know, but there is a formula that these picks are awarded, by free agent losses the previous year, and the value of the player. For example, the fourth round pick was awarded due to the loss of Laron Landry.

What does this mean? Well, these are four choices that cannot be traded. But, it gives the team some flexibility. The Jets can trade their own picks in the third and fourth round, for example, to bring back DeSean Jackson, and still know they have the additional compensatory picks to fall back on.

Does this mean that DeSean Jackson is heading up I-95 soon? Only time will tell.

Tags: 2014 Nfl Draft New York Jets

  • Frank Antonelli

    No comments about the Jets getting 4 compensatory draft picks???? A 4th and 3 6th round picks for a total of 12 draft picks. Idzik obviously knew what he was doing last year. Of the last 10 Super Bowl winners
    almost all of them had MANY compensatory picks. The year Baltimore won it they had the most. Green Bay had the 3rd most the year they won it, etc. Oh yea I forgot Idzik lost the off season in the first 8 days! The
    constant negative diatribe is getting old. Hopefully Idzik will get the last laugh!

    • Bennny K

      Amen Frank!