Giants unlikely to receive compensatory picks, per OverTheCap – Big Blue View

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It looks like the New York Giants will have to make due with just six selections in the 2021 NFL Draft.

OverTheCap’s Nick Korte released his final projection for compensatory picks on Monday afternoon, and the Giants were completely absent from the list.

The NFL allots compensatory picks based on the discrepancy between a team’s free agent departures and free agent signings. For instance, both the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers netted extra third round picks after the loss of Tom Brady ($27.375 million) and Philip Rivers ($25 million), respectively.

With that in mind, the Giants not receiving any compensatory picks shouldn’t really be much of a surprise. After all, the Giants didn’t lose anyone of note in free agency and made several big signings. On the flip side of the coin, two of those signings, Blake Martinez and Kyler Fackrell, could potentially give the Green Bay Packers fourth- and sixth-round picks.

Korte does caution that his predictions could be less accurate than usual this year. He cites uncertainty in how the agreement between the NFL and NFLPA to allow players to opt out of the 2020 season, as well as the creation of the reserve/COVID-19 list will impact the formula. Korte also states that the language in the new CBA also significantly changes the compensatory pick formula.

But even if his projections aren’t as accurate as they have been in the past, it is still unlikely that the Giants will be awarded any extra picks in the upcoming draft.

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