Patriots earn league-high four 2020 comp selections

With under seven weeks until the 2020 NFL Draft, 15 teams were awarded compensatory selections on Tuesday.

The NFL announced that 32 compensatory choices were awarded to 15 clubs. The New England Patriots led all teams with four comp picks, including two in the third round (Nos. 98 and 100). New England will have 12 total picks in the 2020 draft.

The Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks each boast three compensatory selections. Houston earned the first comp pick of the 2020 draft (No. 97).

New England lost seven compensatory free agents during the 2019 offseason, including Trent Brown, Trey Flowers and Chris Hogan, and gained just one (Brandon Bolden).

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula. No club may receive more than four compensatory picks in any one year. If a club qualifies for more than four compensatory picks after offsetting each CFA lost by each CFA gained of an equal or higher value, the four highest remaining selections will be awarded to the club.

Here is the full list of compensatory picks allotted to teams ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft:

Round 3

  1. Houston Texans
    1. New England Patriots
    2. New York Giants
    3. New England Patriots
    4. Seattle Seahawks
    5. Pittsburgh Steelers
    6. Philadelphia Eagles
    7. Los Angeles Rams
    8. Minnesota Vikings
    9. Baltimore Ravens

Round 4

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    1. Chicago Bears
    2. Miami Dolphins
    3. Washington Redskins
    4. Baltimore Ravens
    5. Seattle Seahawks
    6. Philadelphia Eagles
    7. Philadelphia Eagles

Round 5

  1. Denver Broncos
    1. Dallas Cowboys

Round 6

  1. New England Patriots
    1. New England Patriots
    2. Seattle Seahawks

Round 7

  1. New York Giants
    1. Houston Texans
    2. Minnesota Vikings
    3. Houston Texans
    4. Miami Dolphins
    5. Denver Broncos
    6. Minnesota Vikings
    7. Denver Broncos
    8. New York Giants
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