Raiders awarded four compensatory draft picks

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The NFL announced that the Chargers were one of 15 teams to earn a compensatory draft pick for the 2018 NFL Draft. Denver's third-round compensatory pick was the only one they received.

The Buccaneers have been awarded an additional seventh-round pick through the compensatory system, which is based on net losses in the previous year's unrestricted free agency period.

The move gives the Vikings seven picks in the seven-round draft April 26-28, including the 30th overall pick in the first round. They were granted two extra picks in round 6 due to the National Football League compensatory pick rules. The Packers pick 14th overall in this coming year's draft, the highest draft position the team has had since 2009, when Ted Thompson selected B.J.

Last year, the Raiders made Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley their first round pick, though he barely played due to a shin injury this past season.

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Compensatory free agents are determined "by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors", and not every free agent lost or signed by a team is covered by this formula.

The draft picks Arizona received Friday were the No. 97 overall pick landing in the third round, the No. 134 pick landing the fourth round and the No. 254 pick in the final, seventh round.

The 2018 National Football League draft will begin on April 26 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and it will run through April 28.

Compensatory picks were previously not allowed to be traded, until a rule change allowed dealing such picks starting in 2017.