Philadelphia Eagles Receive No Compensatory Picks in 2012 NFL Draft

Philly is Still Set For a Solid Draft..

The NFL announced all teams receiving compensatory picks in the 2012 NFL Draft, and the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t get a single one.

Compensatory picks are based off talent gained and lost through free agency, and considering Philly went gonzo last off-season on a free agent spending spree, it’s only expected the team didn’t get any. Don’t feel bad though, the Eagles were just one of 17 teams that didn’t receive any free picks.

In comparison, the Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns both were awarded four-picks scattered throughout the draft, courtesy of the NFL.

The good news — the Eagles still have a very Patriot-esque draft coming up with a total of nine picks. Here’s the breakdown —

1st round – No. 15
2nd round – No. 46
2nd round – No. 51 (acquired from Arizona for QB Kevin Kolb)
3rd round – No. 89 (acquired from Houston with LB DeMeco Ryans)
4th round
5th round
6th round – (acquired from Indianapolis for OT Winston Justice)
6th round – (acquired from Denver for LB Joe Mays)
6th round – (acquired from New England for LB Tracy White)

*Draft breakdown featured on CSN Philly 

It’s obvious that the Eagles didn’t really earn, or did the team deserve, any compensatory picks with last season’s free agency haul and this year’s upcoming draft. Philadelphia is set up to acquire some great talent heading into next season, all in the top three rounds. There is an idea hanging around that the Eagles may trade out of the first round to a team willing to overpay for that pick, but I don’t see it happening.

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