See. All of that doing nothing in free agency pays off.
The Green Bay Packers were awarded two additional fourth-round picks on Friday, compensatory selections for losing more key free agents than they signed in 2015.
The Packers lost two cornerbacks — Tramon Williams and Davon House — in 2015. As you are probably well aware, they signed no one.
Williams started 15 games for the Cleveland Browns and House started 15 for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015.
Those players’ playing time and production are factored into the NFL’s top-secret formula for determining compensatory selections. The greater those factors, the higher the compensatory pick.
The third round is the highest round in which compensatory picks are awarded.
The Packers have had 15 such draft picks in Ted Thompson’s 12-year tenure as general manager. The most notable selections were guard Josh Sitton and defensive end Mike Daniels, both of whom were fourth-round picks.