After losing Greg Jennings to free agency this off-season, the Green Bay Packers will likely receive a more handsome reward in terms of compensatory draft picks next season. Yesterday, the NFL announced the Packers were awarded a 5th round compensatory choice in this spring’s NFL Draft.
Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.
The Packers lost QB Matt Flynn and C Scott Wells in free agency in 2012. Green Bay signed C Jeff Saturday.