Giants awarded compensatory pick

March, 18, 2013
The New York Giants were awarded a seventh-round compensatory pick, the league announced.

The Giants will receive the 47th pick of the seventh round -- which is the 253rd overall pick in the draft -- based on losing Aaron Ross, Mario Manningham and Dave Tollefson and signing Martellus Bennett, Sean Locklear and Shaun Rogers in free agency last year.

Under the rules, any team "losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires" is eligible for compensatory draft picks.

Compensatory free agents are determined "by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors," according to the NFL. It does not include every free agent lost or signed by a team.

The Giants and Colts each received a compensatory pick despite not suffering a net loss of compensatory free agents last year. Under the formula, the free agents lost by the Giants were ranked higher than the ones signed due to a specified point differential based upon salary and performance.

So Jerry Reese will have one more late pick to play with in April. Of course, Reese signed one of the free agents he lost last year when Ross opted to return and sign a one-year deal with the Giants last week.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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