The Denver Broncos were awarded three compensatory picks in the 2016 NFL Draft on Friday, including picks in the 3rd, 4th, and 6th round.
As we recover from the Broncos trading a 2017 conditional draft pick for Mark Sanchez, we interrupt with some pleasant news.
Yes, that exists in the post-Super Bowl madness.
This pleasant news is that the Broncos have received three additional draft selections in 2016, including picks in the 3rd and 4th rounds. The other will be a 6th rounder. The formula for receiving compensatory picks is far to complicated for me to try and explain it to you (or myself) but the gist of it is that the Broncos lost so many free agents in 2015 that they will now reap the benefits.
As it stands, the Broncos now have 10 selections in the 2016 NFL Draft. They are going to need them. They have to fill out a 53-man roster, and guys are leaving left and right.
Here’s how the Broncos’ draft order looks as of right now:
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The Broncos’ picks have moved up in every round thanks to the Patriots and Chiefs, who are cheaters. Normally, the Super Bowl champions select 32nd in the 1st round, but because of deflated footballs, they will be picking 31st, the same pick that was used on Bradley Roby in 2014.
There are always good players available later on.
The Broncos have drafted incredibly well in the later rounds as well, evidenced by the $108 million plus in guaranteed money received by recently departed free agents of the 2012 draft class, including 5th rounder Malik Jackson and 6th rounder Danny Trevathan.
C.J. Anderson, who was undrafted, will net the Broncos nothing in compensation.
Just thought I would throw that sad piece of news in there.
The NFL Draft is the last weekend in April. Can’t wait.