The NFL Compensatory Picks were announced on Monday evening and the Jacksonville Jaguars have received nothing in the 2013 NFL Draft. Compensatory picks are based on the performance of previous team players that were signed by other teams. A team gains a pick based on the value of players signed away from them and the value of players signed by the team. The Jags didn’t have anyone major depart last offseason and they didn’t sign anyone who performed well, either. Performance, postseason honors, and the value of the contract determine the potential compensatory picks awarded to a team. Teams can earn up to a third round pick and have up to four compensatory picks. Compensatory picks are not allowed to be traded.
The Jaguars come away empty this draft, but with a little luck players like Derek Cox and Terrance Knighton can perform well enough that the Jags earn a few compensatory picks for the 2014 NFL Draft. We’ll have to wait and see though.
– Luke N. Sims
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