The New York Giants will receive a pair of compensatory draft picks in this April's 2011 NFL Draft. The Giants will get a pair of sixth-round picks (33-198 and 37-202) as compensation for the free-agent losses of quarterback David Carr and defensive tackle Fred Robbins prior to the 2010 season.
In all, the NFL awarded 32 compensatory picks to 23 NFL teams. Compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost. The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.
Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.
The two compensatory picks mean the Giants will have a total of eight selections in the April draft. New York does not have a fifth-round selection, but now has three sixth-round choices.