The NFL has officially announced the compensatory picks for the 2018 NFL Draft, and the New York Giants will be getting a second fourth-round selection.
The #NYGiants have been awarded a fourth-round compensatory pick (135th overall) in the 2018 #NFLDraft. pic.twitter.com/BLSdr4vE8L— New York Giants (@Giants) February 23, 2018
Every year 32 compensatory picks are awarded to teams who have players depart on rich free agent deals in the previous year’s free agency but don’t replace the value with signings of their own.
In this case, the Giants were awarded a fourth-round selection (135th overall, 35th pick in the fourth round) in compensation for the loss of Johnathan Hankins to the Indianapolis Colts. It has long been expected that the Giants would receive a comp pick for Hankins, and it was generally suspected that it would be a fourth-round selection. This news from the League confirms those suspicions, and cements the draft order for mock drafts.
As it stands now, the Giants have seven picks in the 2018 draft, one each in the first, second, third, fifth, and sixth rounds. We now know that they have two in the fourth round and it was confirmed that their seventh was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for Ross Cockrell.
Full list of this year’s comp picks:
NFL awarded compensatory draft picks today. Here they are, via @NFLfootballinfo: pic.twitter.com/Dy4t3wOsnp— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 23, 2018