New York Jets Receive Zero Compensatory Picks

By Alan Schechter

The NFL has announced the annual list of compensatory picks that the teams have been awarded for the 2015 NFL draft.  As expected, the Jets didn’t receive any picks.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.  The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.

Since the Jets didn’t lose anybody of note in 2014, there was no way they were going to receive any compensatory choices.

The highest choice awarded went to our friends in New England, who were awarded the 97th pick overall in the third round, in addition to a seventh round selection.  The Chiefs were awarded the 98th pick, and the Bengals received the 99th choice.  The rest of the awarded choices were from the 4th-7th round.  The total number of picks allotted was 32.

Denver and Kansas City were two of the biggest winners, receiving four compensatory picks.

So no extra picks for the New York Jets.  With a basic understanding of the formula, it really isn’t a surprise.  The Jets have done a lot of work, they will be fine.

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