Falcons awarded two compensatory draft picks

Michael Boley's signing with the Giants should bring the Falcons a pretty high compensatory draft pick.

Michael Boley's signing with the Giants likely was responsible for the Falcons receiving a fifth round compensatory draft pick.

The Falcons were awarded two compensatory picks for the 2010 NFL draft  at the owner’s meeting on Monday in Orlando.

The Falcons received a third and fifth round draft pick and will now have eight picks for the draft, which will he held April 22 -24 in New York.

Under terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it signs in a year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The picks are awarded on a formula developed by the NFL Management Council that is based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula does not cover every free agent.

In 2009, the Falcons lost four free agents in linebacker Keith Brooking (Dallas), cornerback Dominique Foxworth (Baltimore), Michael Boley (New York Giants) and Grady Jackson (Detroit).

The maximum number of compensatory picks a team may receive is four. Also, a team can not trade their compensatory picks.

Foxworth was likely worth the third round pick and Boley was likely responsible for the fifth round pick in part because of the amount of their contracts and playing time.

Foxworth signed four-year, $28 million contract with the Ravens. Boley signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Giants.

The lost of Brooking and Jackson were essentially a wash because of the signings of linebacker Mike Peterson and center Brett Romberg.

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Rodney Slusher

March 22nd, 2010
12:52 am

Rodney Slusher

March 22nd, 2010
12:52 am

Rodney Slusher

March 22nd, 2010
12:52 am

Rodney Slusher

March 22nd, 2010
12:53 am

D. Orlando Ledbetter

March 22nd, 2010
12:55 am

Willy

March 22nd, 2010
1:09 am

Nice pik, D.

Falconsforlife

March 22nd, 2010
1:11 am

Falconsforlife

March 22nd, 2010
1:11 am

Ree Roe

March 22nd, 2010
1:16 am

Eighth!!!

-REEtail Roe!!!

chris taylor

March 22nd, 2010
1:25 am

I know we cant trade our comp. picks but if we receive good enough picks cant we trade our picks we already have to try to move up into the second round?

chris taylor

March 22nd, 2010
1:36 am

Somebody has to know the answer to this question.

ATLJBO

March 22nd, 2010
2:45 am

Ninth

If we get a 3rd and a 4th round pick… thats the jack pot

BMLocal26

March 22nd, 2010
4:14 am

All these guys wanting to be 1st, I bet they really get excited when their wife gives them a cookie.

tiger7_88

March 22nd, 2010
6:58 am

Man… your wife gives you cookies, BMLocal26?

LUCKY.

jerry

March 22nd, 2010
6:59 am

Don’t you mean when their mama gives them a cookie?

gman

March 22nd, 2010
7:04 am

chris, yes we can trade our picks, they can’t dictate what we do with our own picks

chip

March 22nd, 2010
7:09 am

two picks for Boley and Foxworth FA’s—a third and a fourth—IMAO

retired on the lake

March 22nd, 2010
7:10 am

I’m with D.O.L on that fifth . Makers Mark bourbon for me.

retired on the lake

March 22nd, 2010
7:11 am

though i’ll wait till after noon.

idiot

March 22nd, 2010
7:28 am

21st…I would have been 1st except my mommy gave me time out for eating all my purple crayons like I we did during lunch at Ga Tech..

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

March 22nd, 2010
8:37 am

good news, use them for depth on D and OL.

FreaKinfalcoNs

March 22nd, 2010
8:49 am

I hope we can get an additional 3rd and 4th round picks. T.D. will be a kid in a candy store with extra ammo going into the draft.

waynester

March 22nd, 2010
9:01 am

DLed
Fingers & toes crossed that we are awarded a 3rd,5th and (hopefully) a 7th. That 7th could be huge as there is some real talent/value available down there this time for CHEAP!
chris taylor
Our best bet on getting into the 2nd is to trade down. it would take most of our remaining non-comp selections to move up, something we can’t afford. I’m praying a couple of other teams are so in love with a particular player that they’re willing to deal with us for the extra picks we need….

PMC

March 22nd, 2010
10:09 am

A 3rd and 4th would be fantastic. Or 2 4ths even.

That would help with depth considerably.

geno

March 22nd, 2010
10:18 am

I smell a compensatory Center in the 4th round.

TRAVIS

March 22nd, 2010
10:46 am

YES WE CAN TRADE BACK UP IN THE SECOND RD LOOK FOR THE FALCONS TO DO JUST THAT. WHY? NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS HAVE (3) SECOND ROUND PICK AND DIMTROFF KNOWS THEM WELL SO I THINK HE CAN GET ONE OF THOSE SECOND ROUND PICK SO LOOK FOR THAT TO HAPPEN. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE http://www.mynfldraft.com/NFL-Mock-Draft-2010-round-2/

waynester

March 22nd, 2010
10:48 am

geno
I think you’re correct. We may even try to get a good one in the 3rd @ our 117–big Walton from Baylor is one to watch inthe 3rd/4th…..

Comp Picks Awarded Monday?

March 22nd, 2010
11:55 am

[...] increasing buzz around the Falcons facility and the media at large the Falcons could be learning what compensatory picks they’ll receive in the 2010 NFL Draft [...]

Bangkapi Ajarn

March 22nd, 2010
12:18 pm

D-Led, did you make it to Orlando for the meetings? It would be nice to get our insights from talking to some of the folks there.

The only thing I have seen referring to the Falcon participation was a reference to Blank’s ’stache:

http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/tag/_/name/owners-meeting-2010

Pete

March 22nd, 2010
12:27 pm

Based on what the NFL thinks of the Falcons and how they treat the franchise we will recieve ONE 7th round pick in 2025.
No more. LOL

Bangkapi Ajarn

March 22nd, 2010
12:40 pm

Guesses on comp picks –

Best Option – a 3,4, and 6

“kissing your sister” option – two 4’s

Worst Option – a 4 and 5

TXDawg

March 22nd, 2010
12:42 pm

I second that “retired on the lake” make mine Johnnie Walker RED!!

TXDawg

March 22nd, 2010
12:42 pm

and I’ll take an EST noon while on CST (smile).

Old Man

March 22nd, 2010
12:56 pm

Sorry I’m late. Had to wait for the prunes to work their magic.

So no takers on my idea of moving Turner to get Spiller or Matthews in the 1st or 2nd, plus maybe some other 2nd/3rd round picks?

Oh well.

Old Man

March 22nd, 2010
1:01 pm

You could include Norwood in the deal. Snelling plus Spiller/Matthews is a better backfield. And, we need one or two 2nd/3rd round picks.

Zach

March 22nd, 2010
1:12 pm

why would romberg be a wash. Did he play a snap?

I get the brooking peterson washing of picks. In fact, we should give away half of our picks just to thank dallas for taking that bum.

Lets hope for the best with boley and foxworth.

Bangkapi Ajarn

March 22nd, 2010
1:34 pm

Romberg played about 8% of offensive snaps from what I saw posted somewhere else. It depends on where the “secret” formula cuts off qualification in the comp process for PT an dpay. Hoping he falls below the radar.

Josh B

March 22nd, 2010
1:42 pm

What time are the meetings ?

marcus

March 22nd, 2010
2:08 pm

first of all trading turner is a bad idea norwood yes not a fan of small backs go say 4 or 5 round for verran the back up from cal ist round spoon keep all the picks if u can’t get a good second without giving up to much i like the center from texas third round pick up vasher who the bears let go don’t worry about cd in the draft.

Bangkapi Ajarn

March 22nd, 2010
2:13 pm

Meetings are thru Wednesday

ATL Fan

March 22nd, 2010
2:14 pm

Congrats to DOL for getting his Fifth. Impressive. It may not measure up to Beethoven’s but hey, you take what you can get.
A third and fourth round comp pick doesn’t seem too far fetched. This year lets draft healthy players.

Napoleon

March 22nd, 2010
5:07 pm

I say keep turner, but I do think picking up Spiller would be worth it. He has proven to be a solid running back in an offense that really left him pretty vulnerable. He took a pounding in college, so the only question with him is can he have any sort of length to his career. We need a better offensive line and secondary, but I still think we need more talent at WR. White and Gonzalez are really our only two consistent targets. Matt Ryan deserves at least one more talented target. If the Falcons can find him another reliable WR, I say look for the Falcons to be a contender for years to come.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

March 22nd, 2010
5:24 pm

ATL Fan — It was a third and fifth!

Matt the Brave

March 22nd, 2010
5:28 pm

This is great for the Falcons. 3rd rounder is someone who could potentially start, and 5th is a project person who should be starting in 2-3 years. We’re going to be stacked next year.

ATL Fan

March 22nd, 2010
5:37 pm

Thanks for the update DOL. You da man!!!

WreckinBall

March 22nd, 2010
5:38 pm

Need some Oline, need some Dline or Hoss Lbacker! It would be a wonderful for the Mighty Falcons!

falcon 71

March 22nd, 2010
5:40 pm

lets see a shot from guns QB from a smaller school with the 3rd bonus pick. its basically free so whats to loose. Redman isnt going to play forever and JPW not the answer if Ryan gets hurt early

cwltank

March 22nd, 2010
5:40 pm

Im ready for the Falcons to tade down we need 2 Lb’s, Te, 2 Guards, Center, 1 safety, Receiver, & a safety. The more picks the better chance of finding a starter. If we trade Anderson, Davis, & one of our rb we can help or chances. KC has the same situation Get Er Dunnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gwinnett Fred

March 22nd, 2010
6:03 pm

BMLocal26

March 22nd, 2010
4:14 am
All these guys wanting to be 1st, I bet they really get excited when their wife gives them a cookie.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Brother – you took the words right out of my mouth.

This group must be the same ones that just HAVE to yell “Knight” during the National Anthem at Thrasher games.

Damn people, if you get excited so easily just go buy a ball of yarn or something, it’s cheaper than DSL.

KC in Smyrna

March 22nd, 2010
6:32 pm

Romberg likely cost us another 5th round pick. I really like the trend of allowing free agents to bolt.