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Vikings Awarded 2 Compensatory Picks in 2018 NFL Draft


The Vikings have been awarded two compensatory picks in the 2018 National Football League draft, the National Football League announced Friday.

The NFL officially announced compensatory picks on Friday, and the Giants get the extra fourth-rounder because defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins signed with the Indianapolis Colts during free agency a year ago.

In addition to the second pick in the fourth round, the compensatory pick will also allow the Giants to have the 35th selection in the fourth round, which is the No. 135 pick overall. They signed Robert Woods, Andrew Whitworth and Kayvon Webster, to name a few, which would likely offset any compensatory picks the Rams would have received.

Compensatory picks, through a much-guarded National Football League formula, are awarded at the ends of round three through the end of the draft.

They already had picks in rounds one (19th overall), two (50th), three (81st), four (116th), six (193rd) and seven (236th).




The highest compensatory pick, No. 97 overall, goes to the Cardinals, who also secured pick Nos.

The last time Tampa Bay owned a compensatory pick, in 2011, it was a seventh-rounder that was used on Idaho tight end Daniel Hardy, who did not make the team.

Arizona will not have a sixth-round pick, as they traded it to the New Orleans Saints last season for Adrian Peterson. The Raiders were one of four teams to get four additional picks, joining Cincinnati, Dallas and Green Bay.

The Packers will have four in the 2018 draft. They added TE Rhett Ellison and QB Geno Smith.

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