Compensatory picks were announced, and the Atlanta Falcons picked up four of them, according to the NFL's official labor documents online. Atlanta luckily got four picks to add to its seven current picks to bring its total picks in the 2013 NFL draft to 11.
The Falcons received a pick in the fourth round for Curtis Lofton singing with the New Orleans Saints. They also gained three picks in the seventh round—one each for Eric Weems and Kelvin Hayden going to the Chicago Bears and one for James Sanders going to the Arizona Cardinals.
Atlanta will be able to not just bring in starting caliber players early on for its needs at corner and outside pass-rusher, but it will also be able to fill depth out all over the team. Follow along as we go over the projected Falcons picks taking into account how they fit on the field and how they fit relative to Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff's Comrade Filter.