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New York Giants won’t have compensatory picks in the 2017 NFL Draft

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It’s not a surprise, but the Giants won’t be getting any extra draft picks

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It had been expected for some time, but it was confirmed Friday afternoon that the New York Giants would not be getting any compensatory picks in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The NFL distributes 32 comp picks to the teams that suffered the greatest net loss in free agency the year before. In other words, if a team had a free agents make more money elsewhere than they spent signing free agents of their own, they would qualify for comp picks.

With the Giants signing Damon Harrison, Janoris Jenkins, and Olivier Vernon to big contracts in the 2016 offseason, the Giants spent far more money than they lost.

But while the Giants haven’t been awarded any comp picks, they do impact their draft. As a part of their punishment for briefly using a walkie-talkie to communicate when their normal radios went down, the Giants had their fourth-round pick moved down. Their original pick was 130th overall (23rd pick of the round), but they will be selecting 140th overall (34th pick of the round) after the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns make their comp picks.

In a change from previous years, compensatory picks can be traded.

The GIants’ picks will be as follows: 23, 55, 87, 140, 167, 207 and 241.