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Lions awarded two compensatory picks

Posted by ttwentyman on March 18, 2013 – 9:39 pm

PHOENIX – The Detroit Lions were awarded two compensatory draft picks – a fourth-rounder and a seventh-rounder – for losing Eric Wright and Drew Stanton in free agency last year, the NFL announced today.

The picks are the No. 132 overall in the fourth round and No. 245 overall in the seventh round, bumping the Lions total number of picks up to eight in next month’s NFL Draft.

The fourth-round pick replaces the one they lost when they traded up in the fifth round last year to select linebacker Tahir Whitehead.

“It’s like those commercials, more is better than less,” Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said today when asked about the possibility of getting a compensatory pick.

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.

Thus far, Detroit has been awarded 15 compensatory picks since 1994, when the NFL began awarding compensatory picks based on a complicated free agency.

The last time the Lions received a compensatory pick was in 2006 (seventh round). The last time the team received a compensatory pick as high as the fourth round was 2002. That year they received fourth- and seventh-round picks.

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21 Responses to “Lions awarded two compensatory picks”

  1. By james j wood on Mar 18, 2013 | Reply

    I can’t wait to see who the Lions pick up in NFL draft! It doesn’t matter which round the pick is get some one who wants to play football from the heart! Like a like a blue collar player! Works hard and plays harder!

  2. By Jonathan on Mar 18, 2013 | Reply

    So are avrail or gos going to get us anything

  3. By keyontae hamilton on Mar 18, 2013 | Reply

    Yes! this could really give us a chance to draft Tyrann Mathieu.. who is looking for a chance to prove he is still a star and a changed person. A great fit for the lions behind Delmas and Quin he could learn alot. already proved he can be a game changing player and thats what Lions GM is looking for…

  4. By Benn on Mar 19, 2013 | Reply

    So, who were the two picks in 2002 and 2006 respectively?

    Perhaps that might give us reason to hope for a good player, if the aforementioned gentlemen panned out. No?

  5. By eric on Mar 19, 2013 | Reply

    The lions had 3 7th round picks in 02.. picked Luke Staley Rb pick 1 over James Harrison Lb. Pick 2 of 7th round.. Matt Murphy Te over Bart Scott Lb.. Pick 3 of 7th bround… Victor Rogers Ot.. Over Ryan Clark Fs.. Fourth round pick. Jonathan Taylor DE.. Over Ryan Kampman.. C no worry they can pick em oh & they picked Joey Harrington Qb over Ed Reed Fs in the first round..

  6. By eric on Mar 19, 2013 | Reply

    In 06 they only got 1 comp pick in 7th round, They Drafte Anthony Cannon Lb.. that draft year was pretty much a bust for lions..

  7. By derick cleveland on Mar 19, 2013 | Reply

    these are the rounds that a talented player from a lesser school can be found if the scouts have done the homework to find them, I am curious to see who they come up with and if he makes the team then his production.

  8. By simms on Mar 19, 2013 | Reply

    Their going to get me, I am from Davenport U. and we don’t have a football team, but I can play, I can run a 5 sec 40, I am in my 40′s and can play a mean game of flag football. I was a running back in high school and still juke and move well, but only if I am drinking, I won’t demand a large contract, maybe around a $100 or so a game with food and drinks after the game, my demands will not allow me to play for anything less.

  9. By Weber on Mar 19, 2013 | Reply

    Trade the two 7th rounders and 6th for another 4th rounder. Now is the time we need just a few more solid players and not these low picks. We are one O-line, DE, WR, and LB short of a very great team.

  10. By Ray on Mar 19, 2013 | Reply

    Benn,
    Jonathan Taylor was the 4th round draft pick in 2002 and did not pan out. He was a DE out of Montana State that was release the next year and played with Atlanta and then Dallas, then to arena football. The 7th in 2002 was Matt murphy, a TE out of Maryland He played with us for a year, then moved to other teams. Over the next 6 years he only caught 3 passes for 34 yards and 0 touchdowns. He then was injured and did not play again. Sorry i could not give you better news.

  11. By Caleb on Mar 19, 2013 | Reply

    If they draft Simms in the 4th, they should look at me in the 7th. Im 19, played safety and quarterback in high school, and also ran a 5 second 40. My knowledge for the game makes up for my lack of speed. Ill play for free!! Im underage so cant have drinks after games “legally” but hot dogs sound good.

  12. By Ken on Mar 19, 2013 | Reply

    I say we put both of these crummy draft picks together and trade them for a late 3rd rounder. Maybe we will get someone who will actually make a difference. It is no use drafting two nobodies a cutting them in training camp. Go Lions!!!

  13. By bob on Mar 19, 2013 | Reply

    you have to remember when those rotten draft picks were taken. we had know nothing millen doing our drafting. he ruined our team for several years, i don,t think hardly any of his picks are even playing.

  14. By Jeff on Mar 19, 2013 | Reply

    I say we trade the number 5 pick to the Rams for their 16 and 22nd picks in the first. We could get a solid DL and DB in the 1st round, then a Guard/ LB in 2nd or 3rd.
    Fourth round – DT. Only problem with this plan is Fox starts at RT.

  15. By Raymond on Mar 20, 2013 | Reply

    The suggestion trade 5th for 16th and 22nd if possible would be win win for the lions. Could make difference this year and pay down the road. I like it. Sign j. Hanson! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. By kyle on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    ive watched every lions game for the past 10 years. to say i know this team is an understatement. we dont need to trade down, we need to trade up. using some lower round picks. milliner is a must this year. i like glover quinn but i dont see him alone improving the secondary. we need milliner and then we need a de. ziggy could be the solution to our problem. with any picks left over, we need a few ol guys to help us out, or possibly look to free agency for some. the only problem is, no matter who we draft, who we sign, injuries happen. its the biggest reason we were 4-12 last year.If injuries were not a part of football, we would of made playoffs again. problem is, we are a great “paper” team. also, please for the love of god, fire linehan. some like him, i think he is garbage. i can call everyplay he’s gonna call before matthew gets out of the huddle, and the defense can too. if bill bentley can stay healthy we will have gained a great cornerback but i still say draft defense. because no matter how bad linehan messes up on offense, if our defense stays strong, matthew can atleast get us in fg range before linehan messes up

  17. By frank on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    my update miock draft

    1.luke joekel ot oklahoma
    2.cornelius carradine de fsu
    3.dallas thomas ot/og tenessee
    4.jack sudfeld te nevada
    5.jelani jenkins olb florida
    6.michael mauti olb penn state
    7.caleb sturgis k florida
    7.robert lester s alabama

    dream scenario trade 2014 and 2015 #1 pick for a top-4 #1 pick or trade second round pick and 2014 1st round pick for a top-4 pick. select ansah and joekel in the 1st round. that would create a lot of buzz.

  18. By John turner on Mar 26, 2013 | Reply

    Draft de Ziggy Ansuh & will will have the best D-line & the best safeties, use second pick on off. Tackle, sign free agent wr bey & it’s Super Bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. By redwagonflyer on Apr 4, 2013 | Reply

    i like later round picks

  20. By redwagonflyer on Apr 4, 2013 | Reply

    there is no way we could get both ziggy and millner. but if we did trade number 5 for 16 and 24 we could maybe get ziggy and xavier rhodes

  21. By james j wood on Apr 7, 2013 | Reply

    Calvin Johnson is the only pick that Matt Millen made, that is still playing for the Lions now! Thank you Bill jr for firing Millen!

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