The Arizona Cardinals, thanks to big free agency losses last year, had three compensatory picks in this year’s NFL draft. They lost more free agents this offseason than they signed, but they will not be getting many compensatory picks in next year’s draft.
According to projections by OvertheCap.com, which have been historically accurate, the Cardinals will net one pick in the seventh round.
They will get that for losing receiver Jaron Brown to the Seattle Seahawks.
The Cardinals lost three other qualifying free agents in Blaine Gabbert, Matt Barkley and Earl Watford, but all three fell below the number of picks the league awards.
Arizona lost Drew Stanton, John Brown, Justin Bethel, Kareem Martin and Tramon Williams, but the signings of Sam Bradford, Mike Glennon, Brice Butler, Andre Smith and Justin Pugh cancel those losses out.