Breaking Down Biggest Winners from the NFL's Compensatory Pick Announcement

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Breaking Down Biggest Winners from the NFL's Compensatory Pick Announcement
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On Monday, the NFL awarded 32 compensatory draft picks to 13 teams, the league's equivalent of found money.

The picks, awarded to teams who have a net loss in free agency the preceding year, run the gamut from the back end of the third round to the "Mr. Irrelevant" pick, which this year belongs to the Houston Texans at No. 256.

The picks are determined, according to the league's press release, by "a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula."

Well, OK then. Now that that's settled (sort of), let's take a look at the teams who brought home the best hauls.

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