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Rams Awarded Three Compensatory Picks in 2014 Draft

Posted Mar 24, 2014

The St. Louis Rams were awarded three compensatory picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, giving the team 12 selections this May.

The St. Louis Rams were awarded a sixth round pick and two seventh round compensatory selections in the 2014 Draft, the NFL announced Monday.

The Rams now hold a total of 12 selections in May’s draft: two in the first round, one each in round two through five, two in the sixth and four in the seventh.

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four from the previous year’s free agency period. Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula. 

In 2013, the Rams added veteran free agents Jake Long and Jared Cook, while four St. Louis veterans signed with other teams: Danny Amendola, Craig Dahl, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Gibson and Rob Turner.

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