The NFL announced compensatory draft picks for the 2012 NFL Draft on Monday afternoon. A total of 15 NFL teams received additional picks. The Buccaneers, Dolphins and Jaguars were not among the franchises that scored one of the 32 extra picks awarded by the league.
Compensatory picks are awarded to teams losing "more or better" free agents than they signed in the previous year. Teams can receive a maximum of four compensatory picks. To determine compensatory picks, the league uses a formula that takes into account salary, playing time and a postseason appearances.
The league started awarding compensatory draft picks in 1994. Since then, the Buccaneers have received 18, the Dolphins 15 and the Jaguars 19 compensatory picks.
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