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2016 Compensatory Picks: Packers get two fourth-round selections in 2016 NFL Draft

Green Bay now has nine picks in April, adding two more picks early on day three.

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On Friday, the National Football League announced the compensatory picks for the 2016 NFL Draft. The Green Bay Packers have picked up a pair of selections in the fourth round of this year's draft, as was projected since the 2015 season concluded.

Those picks are numbers 131 and 137 overall, and give Green Bay nine selections overall in April's Draft. Pick #131 is the first compensatory pick in round four and is the fifth-highest compensatory pick given out, behind the four third-round picks that were awarded to Detroit, New England, Seattle, and Denver (in that order).

The Packers' compensatory picks come as an exchange for losing a pair of players to free agency last offseason. Cornerback Tramon Williams signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Cleveland Browns, while fellow corner Davon House inked a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars for four years and $24.5 million.

Green Bay now holds the following nine selections in the 2016 Draft:

  • Round 1: #27 overall
  • Round 2: #57
  • Round 3: #88
  • Round 4: #125, #131, #137
  • Round 5: #163
  • Round 6: #200
  • Round 7: #248
Compensatory picks for the 2016 NFL Draft may not be traded, although the league plans to allow these selections to be traded in 2017 and beyond. Since 1994, only one franchise, the Baltimore Ravens, has accrued more compensatory picks than the Packers' 37.