Eagles Get Compensatory Draft Pick

The Eagles were awarded a compensatory seventh-round draft pick Monday, bringing their total number of picks to nine.

Here is the breakdown:


1  (No. 4 overall)
2 (No. 35 overall)
3 (No. 67 overall)
4 (No. 101 overall)
5 (No. 136 overall)
7 (No. 210 overall)
7 (No. 212 overall – acquired in David Sims trade)
7 (No. 218 overall – acquired in Arrelious Benn deal)
7 (No. 239, compensatory pick)

The Eagles traded their sixth-round pick as part of the Benn deal.

The NFL explains the awarding of compensatory selections this way:

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The Eagles lost Steve Smith and Juqua Parker in the previous year, and signed Demetress Bell.