NFL announces 2017 compensatory draft picks, which now can be traded for first time (Shutdown Corner)

The NFL has announced the 32 compensatory draft picks the league has issued to 16 teams that suffered a net loss in free agency a year ago. The picks range from the third to the seventh rounds of the 2017 NFL, and the secret formula used to determine which teams receive the picks is based on the dollar amount and talent of free agents who left teams that signed fewer free agents then they lost a year ago. In the past, teams that received compensatory picks had to use the selections themselves.