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Redskins awarded 7th round compensatory pick in upcoming draft

Per the Washington Post:

The NFL announced Friday evening that the Washington Redskins were one of 23 teams to receive a compensatory pick in this April’s draft.

The Redskins’ compensatory pick is a seventh-rounder — 252nd overall. It gives them three choices in the seventh round.

The NFL awards compensatory picks in each upcoming draft, based on the the number of free agents signed by that respective team and the number of free agents lost by that team. Usually, if a departing free agent receives a lucrative contract offer from another team, the better the chances of that player’s former team to receive a compensatory pick in a higher round (the highest round a compensatory pick can be awarded is the 3rd round).

So, as of this moment, the Redskins now have the following selections in the 2011 NFL Draft:

1st round, 10th overall
2nd round, 9th overall
5th round, 13th overall
5th round, 24th overall (from New Orleans, as part of the Jammal Brown trade)
6th round, 12th overall
7th round, 11th overall
7th round, 20th overall (from Indianapolis, as part of the Justin Tryon trade)
7th round, 52nd overall (compensatory pick)


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