Wow the 97th and 101st pick that really shores up what would've been a ****ty draft pool.
Here's the story:
Eagles and Rams get four extra picks each
March 21, 2005
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) Philadelphia and St. Louis will get four compensatory picks in next months' NFL draft and Carolina, New England and San Francisco will get three each among the 32 extra choices mandated by the league's labor agreement.
A total of 14 teams will get extra selections in the third through seventh rounds, based on the value of the free agents they lost in 2004.
The Titans, who lost defensive linemen Jevon Kearse to Philadelphia and Robaire Smith to Houston, will get the first of the choices, 96th overall at the end of the third round. Denver will get two compensatory choices in that round, 97th and 101st. Seattle, Kansas City and New England also will get third-rounders.
The number of picks a team receives and the rounds they come in are based on a formula that takes into account salary, playing time and postseason honors by players they lost. The maximum any one team can get is four picks.
The Associated Press News Service
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