Eagles gain two compensatory picks in the upcoming draft

Posted on March 11, 2021

On Wednesday, the NFL announced all 36 of the compensatory picks. Two of those picks are headed to Philadelphia.

If you’re expecting third or fourth rounders, well, we have some disappointing news for you. Both of the comp picks are set to be in the sixth round (#223 and #224, to be exact).

In case you aren’t aware of how the compensatory pick system works, NFL.com does a solid job of explaining it:

Per the league, compensatory picks are awarded to a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year. The choices are positioned within the third through sixth rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

Eagles Now Have A Hefty Amount Of Picks

The Eagles now have 10 picks in the upcoming draft:

  • 1st Round
  • 2nd Round
  • 3rd Round
  • 3rd Round (via Indianapolis)
  • 5th Round
  • 5th Round (via Dallas)
  • 6th Round
  • 6th Round (Comp)
  • 6th Round (Comp)
  • 7th Round

This is the second year in a row the Eagles are set to have 10 picks in the draft, which is a nice sight to see. From 2018-19, the Eagles had a combined 10 picks over two drafts. That lack of talent coming in eventually caught up to hurt them.

Even though two sixth-rounders aren’t exactly thrilling, they’re still valuable nonetheless. Perhaps they’ll be used for a trade-up.

Or they can just be used to add more younger players, something the Eagles are always needing.

Last year, the Eagles drafted Shaun Bradley, Quez Watkins, and Prince Tega Wanogho in the sixth round. All three made minimal impact during the season, and Wanogho is no longer with the team. Perhaps the team can find some better diamonds in the rough this year.

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