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The Detroit Lions will not have any added picks in April’s NFL draft by means of the league’s compensatory pick process.

The NFL announced Friday its 32 compensatory draft picks, selections awarded in Rounds 3-7 that offset a team’s absolutely free-agent losses from the previous spring.

The New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals and Washington all gained 4 compensatory draft picks, with the Super Bowl champion Patriots obtaining two selections at the stop of the third round for the reduction of absolutely free brokers Nate Solder and Malcolm Butler.

Washington, the Los Angeles Rams (two), Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens also gained third-round comp picks.

The Lions, who dropped Tahir Whitehead and Haloti Ngata in absolutely free company but signed Devon Kennard and Christian Jones, have not gained any compensatory draft picks given that 2016, when they were awarded a third-round pick for the departure the previous spring of Ndamukong Suh.

Basic manager Bob Quinn claimed previous spring that accounting for the compensatory system in absolutely free-agent signings was “essential, but it truly is not going to push my selections.”

“It is one of people points where by, do you converse about it when you get into the second and third week of absolutely free company?” Quinn claimed. “It will come up in the discussions, but it’s not like, ‘Hey, if I really do not signal this guy, I’m going to get a comp pick, but you know what, I genuinely want this guy, we require him this year.’ So it’s a conversation piece, but it’s not a driver of selections.”

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The Lions have gained just 21 compensatory picks given that the process commenced in 1994. Just 11 groups have gained much less.

They have nine full picks in April’s draft, which include two in the sixth and seventh rounds.

In this article are the Lions’ total picks:

Initially round: No. 8 total

2nd round: No. 43 total

3rd round: No. 88 total

Fourth round: No. 111 total

Fifth round: No. 146 total

Sixth round: Nos. 184 and 204 total

Seventh round: Nos. 224 and 229 total

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