The NFL has announced the compensatory selections for all 32 teams in the 2017 NFL Draft.
As expected, the Bengals are among the big winners here. They drew an extra fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh-round selection in April’s draft. Those came due to the losses of Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Reggie Nelson, Andre Smith and Emmanuel Lamur last offseason.
The Bengals also gained no players that affected the compensatory formula. They did sign free agents like Karlos Dansby and Brandon LaFell but because they were cut by their previous teams (Browns and Patriots), they did not count against the compensatory formula the NFL uses to determine what picks each team gets.
In Round 4, the Bengals now hold the No. 138 pick. In Round 5, they hold the No. 178 pick. In Round 6, it’s the No. 219 pick, while in Round 7, it’s No. 253. In addition to these picks, the Bengals hold their own picks in all seven rounds, so they now have multiple selections in Rounds 4-7.
The Bengals will likely be drawing more compensatory picks in the 2018 draft as well. Kevin Zeitler, Dre Kirkpatrick, Andrew Whitworth, Karlos Dansby, Margus Hunt and Domata Peko are all hitting free agency this offseason. Cincinnati figures to lose a few of them, so expect multiple compensatory picks to be awarded to the Bengals next year as well.
Here is the full list of compensatory picks awarded for the 2017 draft: