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The NFL has just updated the final draft order for the 2024 NFL Draft, adding compensatory picks that sprinkle additional intrigue into the draft strategy of all 32 teams across the league.

This update follows the league's tradition of compensating teams that have lost more in free agency than they've gained, with the aim of maintaining competitive balance. The compensatory selections, totaling 34 picks, are awarded based on a formula that considers salary, playtime, and postseason accolades of the departed free agents.

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Compensatory picks have a significant impact on the draft's landscape, extending from the end of the third round to the end of the seventh. This year, the compensatory picks highlight the strategic losses and gains of the teams in the offseason, rewarding those who have experienced net losses in player talent with additional opportunities to bolster their rosters through the draft.

The NFL aims to foster diversity and inclusion within its executive and coaching ranks. Teams that have developed minority employees who have advanced to head coach or primary football executive roles with other teams are recognized with additional draft picks. This initiative underlines the league's commitment to equal employment opportunities and building an inclusive work environment.

The updated list of compensatory picks in the 2024 draft is as follows:

  • The Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers lead the pack with five extra selections each. Notably, both teams have been granted special compensatory picks in the high-value third and fourth rounds, a testament to their losses in the coaching staff.
  • The San Francisco 49ers stand out with multiple compensatory selections in both the third and fourth rounds, indicating significant offseason adjustments.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles have secured four additional picks, a reflection of their active free agency period the previous year.
  • The New York Jets top the AFC teams with three extra selections, pointing to strategic moves in their roster development.

Among the noteworthy compensatory picks are the Jacksonville Jaguars at pick 96, the Philadelphia Eagles at 97, and the Los Angeles Rams rounding out the third round with pick 98. These selections kick off a series of strategic decisions teams will make to shape their future rosters.

The 2024 NFL Draft is set to begin on Thursday, April 25, and will run until Saturday, April 27. This event promises to be a pivotal moment for teams looking to rebuild and strengthen their lineups for the upcoming season. With the final draft order now set, teams and fans alike can fully immerse themselves in the draft strategies and potential player movements that will define the future of the NFL.

The Complete 2024 NFL Draft Order

Round 1

1) Chicago Bears (from Carolina)

2) Washington Commanders

3) New England Patriots

4) Arizona Cardinals

5) Los Angeles Chargers

6) New York Giants

7) Tennessee Titans

8) Atlanta Falcons

9) Chicago Bears

10) New York Jets

11) Minnesota Vikings

12) Denver Broncos

13) Las Vegas Raiders

14) New Orleans Saints

15) Indianapolis Colts

16) Seattle Seahawks

17) Jacksonville Jaguars

18) Cincinnati Bengals

19) Los Angeles Rams

20) Pittsburgh Steelers

21) Miami Dolphins

22) Philadelphia Eagles

23) Houston Texans (from Cleveland)

24) Dallas Cowboys

25) Green Bay Packers

26) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

27) Arizona Cardinals (from Houston)

28) Buffalo Bills

29) Detroit Lions

30) Baltimore Ravens

31) San Francisco 49ers

32) Kansas City Chiefs

Round 2

33) Carolina Panthers

34) New England Patriots

35) Arizona Cardinals

36) Washington Commanders

37) Los Angeles Chargers

38) Tennessee Titans

39) New York Giants

40) Washington Commanders (from Chicago)

41) Green Bay Packers (from N.Y. Jets)

42) Minnesota Vikings

43) Atlanta Falcons

44) Las Vegas Raiders

45) New Orleans Saints (from Denver)

46) Indianapolis Colts

47) New York Giants (from Seattle)

48) Atlanta Falcons (from Jacksonville)**

49) Cincinnati Bengals

50) Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans)

51) Pittsburgh Steelers

52) Los Angeles Rams

53) Philadelphia Eagles

54) Cleveland Browns

55) Miami Dolphins

56) Dallas Cowboys

57) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

58) Green Bay Packers

59) Houston Texans

60) Buffalo Bills

61) Detroit Lions

62) Baltimore Ravens

63) San Francisco 49ers

64) Kansas City Chiefs

Round 3

65) Carolina Panthers

66) Arizona Cardinals

67) Washington Commanders

68) New England Patriots

69) Los Angeles Chargers

70) New York Giants

71) Arizona Cardinals (from Tennessee)

72) New York Jets

73) Detroit Lions (from Minnesota)

74) Atlanta Falcons

75) Chicago Bears

76) Denver Broncos

77) Las Vegas Raiders

78) Seattle Seahawks

79) Atlanta Falcons (from Jacksonville)**

80) Cincinnati Bengals

81) Seattle Seahawks (from New Orleans through Denver)

82) Indianapolis Colts

83) Los Angeles Rams

84) Pittsburgh Steelers

85) Cleveland Browns

86) Houston Texans (from Philadelphia)

87) Dallas Cowboys

88) Green Bay Packers

89) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

90) Arizona Cardinals (from Houston)

91) Green Bay Packers (from Buffalo)

92) Detroit Lions

93) Baltimore Ravens

94) San Francisco 49ers

95) Kansas City Chiefs

96) Jacksonville Jaguars (Compensatory Selection)

97) Philadelphia Eagles (Compensatory Selection)

98) Los Angeles Rams (Special Compensatory Selection)

99) Washington Commanders (from San Francisco; Special Compensatory Selection)

Round 4

100) Carolina Panthers

101) Washington Commanders

102) New England Patriots

103) Arizona Cardinals

104) Los Angeles Chargers

105) Tennessee Titans

106) New York Giants

107) Minnesota Vikings

108) Atlanta Falcons

109) Chicago Bears

110) New York Jets

111) Las Vegas Raiders

112) New York Jets (from Denver)

113) Jacksonville Jaguars

114) Cincinnati Bengals

115) Jacksonville Jaguars (from New Orleans)

116) Indianapolis Colts

117) Seattle Seahawks

118) Pittsburgh Steelers

119) Pittsburgh Steelers (from L.A. Rams)

120) Denver Broncos (from Miami)

121) Chicago Bears (from Philadelphia)

122) Houston Texans (from Cleveland)

123) San Francisco 49ers (from Dallas)

124) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

125) Green Bay Packers

126) Houston Texans

127) Buffalo Bills

128) Minnesota Vikings (from Detroit)

129) Baltimore Ravens

130) San Francisco 49ers

131) Kansas City Chiefs

132) San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory Selection)

133) Buffalo Bills (Compensatory Selection)

134) Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory Selection)

Round 5

135) Cleveland Browns (from Carolina)

136) New England Patriots

137) Arizona Cardinals

138) Washington Commanders

139) Los Angeles Chargers

140) New York Giants

141) Carolina Panthers (from Tennessee)

142) Atlanta Falcons

143) Buffalo Bills (from Chicago)*

144) Denver Broncos (from N.Y. Jets)

145) Tennessee Titans (from Minnesota through Philadelphia)

146) Denver Broncos

147) Las Vegas Raiders

148) Cincinnati Bengals

149) New Orleans Saints

150) Indianapolis Colts

151) Seattle Seahawks

152) Jacksonville Jaguars

153) Los Angeles Rams

154) Los Angeles Rams (from Pittsburgh)

155) Cleveland Browns (from Philadelphia through Arizona)

156) Minnesota Vikings (from Cleveland)

157) Miami Dolphins

158) Kansas City Chiefs (from Dallas)

159) Buffalo Bills (from Green Bay)

160) Philadelphia Eagles (from Tampa Bay)

161) Arizona Cardinals (from Houston)

162) Buffalo Bills

163) Detroit Lions

164) Baltimore Ravens

165) Carolina Panthers (from San Francisco)

166) Minnesota Vikings (from Kansas City)

167) New Orleans Saints (Compensatory Selection)

168) Green Bay Packers (Compensatory Selection)

169) New Orleans Saints (Compensatory Selection)

170) Philadelphia Eagles (Compensatory Selection)

171) Philadelphia Eagles (Compensatory Selection)

172) Kansas City Chiefs (Compensatory Selection)

173) Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory Selection)

174) New Orleans Saints (Compensatory Selection)

175) San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory Selection)

Round 6

176) Minnesota Vikings (from Carolina through Jacksonville)

177) Carolina Panthers (from Arizona)

178) Washington Commanders

179) New England Patriots

180) Los Angeles Chargers

181) Tennessee Titans (reacquired through Philadelphia)

182) New York Giants

183) Miami Dolphins (from Chicago)

184) New York Jets

185) Arizona Cardinals (from Minnesota)

186) Atlanta Falcons

187) Minnesota Vikings (from Las Vegas through New England)

188) Buffalo Bills (from Denver through L.A. Rams)

189) New Orleans Saints

190) Indianapolis Colts

191) Seattle Seahawks

192) Jacksonville Jaguars

193) Cincinnati Bengals

194) Pittsburgh Steelers

195) Los Angeles Rams

196) Atlanta Falcons (from Cleveland)

197) Miami Dolphins

198) New Orleans Saints (from Philadelphia)

199) Buffalo Bills (from Dallas through Houston)

200) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

201) Green Bay Packers

202) Cleveland Browns (from Houston)

203) Buffalo Bills

204) Detroit Lions

205) Cleveland Browns (from Baltimore)

206) Denver Broncos (from San Francisco)

207) Las Vegas Raiders (from Kansas City)

208) Cincinnati Bengals (Compensatory Selection)

209) Los Angeles Rams (Compensatory Selection)

210) Philadelphia Eagles (Compensatory Selection)

211) San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory Selection)

212) Jacksonville Jaguars (Compensatory Selection)

213) Los Angeles Rams (Compensatory Selection)

214) Cincinnati Bengals (Compensatory Selection)

215) San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory Selection)

216) Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory Selection)

217) Los Angeles Rams (Compensatory Selection)

218) New York Jets (Compensatory Selection)

219) Green Bay Packers (Compensatory Selection)

220) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Compensatory Selection)

Round 7

221) Tennessee Titans (from Carolina)

222) Washington Commanders

223) Las Vegas Raiders (from New England)

224) Houston Texans (from Arizona)

225) Los Angeles Chargers

226) Arizona Cardinals (from N.Y. Giants)

227) Tennessee Titans

228) Baltimore Ravens (from N.Y. Jets)

229) Las Vegas Raiders (from Minnesota)

230) Minnesota Vikings (from Atlanta through Cleveland and Arizona)

231) New England Patriots (from Chicago)

232) San Francisco 49ers (from Denver)

233) Dallas Cowboys (from Las Vegas)

234) Indianapolis Colts

235) Seattle Seahawks

236) Jacksonville Jaguars

237) Cincinnati Bengals

238) Houston Texans (from New Orleans)

239) New Orleans Saints (from L.A. Rams through Denver)

240) Pittsburgh Steelers

241) Miami Dolphins

242) Tennessee Titans (from Philadelphia)

243) Cleveland Browns

244) Dallas Cowboys

245) Green Bay Packers

246) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

247) Houston Texans

248) Buffalo Bills

249) Detroit Lions

250) Baltimore Ravens

251) San Francisco 49ers

252) Kansas City Chiefs

253) Los Angeles Chargers (Compensatory Selection)

254) Los Angeles Rams (Compensatory Selection)

255) Green Bay Packers (Compensatory Selection)

256) New York Jets (Compensatory Selection)

257) New York Jets (Compensatory Selection)