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Official: Eagles receive two compensatory picks in 2021 NFL Draft

Merry Comppickmas to all, and to all a good draft!

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The NFL officially awarded compensatory picks for the 2021 NFL Draft on Wednesday afternoon. Adam Schefter shared the entire list:

The Philadelphia Eagles were originally projected to receive three selections: a sixth-round pick for losing Jordan Howard, a sixth-round pick for losing Ronald Darby, and a seventh-round pick for losing Kamu Grugier-Hill. But then an updated projection Over The Cap had the Eagles only getting one comp pick.

An even more recent projection, however, had the Eagles getting two ... and that’s exactly what they ended up getting: two extra sixth-round selections.

This development means the Eagles now have 10 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. An overview:

1 - Eagles’ own pick (No. 6)

2 - Eagles’ own pick

3 - Eagles’ own pick

3 - Acquired from the Indianapolis Colts

5 - Eagles’ own pick

5 - Acquired from the Dallas Cowboys

6 - Eagles’ own pick

6 - Compensatory pick

6 - Compensatory pick

7 - Eagles’ own pick

The more picks, the better. Now one can only hope Howie Roseman (and Jeffrey Lurie, apparently) actually make the most out of them. That’d be nice!

The Eagles likely won’t be adding any compensatory picks to their arsenal in next year’s 2022 NFL Draft. They’re not really expected to lose any key players in free agency, in part because their roster isn’t good.

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.

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