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Official: Eagles receive three compensatory picks in the 2020 NFL Draft

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Merry Comppickmas

NFL: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL officially awarded compensatory picks for the 2020 NFL Draft on Tuesday. Here’s the entire list:

The Philadelphia Eagles were previously projected to receive three selections: a third-round pick for losing Nick Foles, a fourth-round pick for losing Jordan Hicks, and another fourth-round pick for losing Golden Tate. They ended up with that exact haul.

The Eagles now have 10 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. An overview:

1 - Eagles’ own pick - No. 21 overall

2 - Eagles’ own pick - No. 53 overall

3 - Eagles’ own pick - No. 85 overall

3 - Compensatory pick - No 103 overall

4 - Eagles’ own pick - No. 127 overall

4 - Compensatory pick - No. 145 overall

4 - Compensatory pick - No. 146 overall

5 - Eagles’ own pick - No. 166 overall

5 - Acquired from the New England Patriots - No. 168 overall

6 - Acquired from the Atlanta Falcons - No. 190 overall

It’s important for the Eagles to have a large number of picks to work with after making the fewest draft selections in the league (10) over the past two years. The pressure is on Howie Roseman and co. to make these choice count.

The Eagles aren’t expected to be adding a bunch of compensatory picks to their arsenal in next year’s 2021 NFL Draft. The team has multiple roster holes to fill and ample cap space to spend on free agent acquisitions this offseason. The players the Eagles sign could cancel out with the ones they lose. As a reminder, here are Philly’s unrestricted free agents:

CB Ronald Darby

CB Jalen Mills

LT Jason Peters

S Rodney McLeod

WR Nelson Agholor

DE Vinny Curry

RB Jordan Howard

OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai

LB Kamu Grugier-Hill

QB Nate Sudfeld

QB Josh McCown

DT Timmy Jernigan

RB Darren Sproles

TE Richard Rodgers

DT Hassan Ridgeway


For a more detailed explanation on compensatory picks, you can click here to read about them. For a basic understanding, I’m going to rely on how I’ve previously explained them.

The NFL awards teams who lose more free agents than they sign in free agency by compensating them with extra draft picks. These picks are awarded at the end of each round from rounds three through seven. The kind of compensatory picks earned mostly depend on the contract a player signs. The bigger the contract, the better the pick.