Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL former player Warren Sapp (left) announces the forty-third overall pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (right) during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
It seems as though the Vikings won’t be acquiring any draft picks through the compensatory system this year.
Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings (15) against the Philadelphia Eagles at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Compensatory picks are awarded to teams each year based on the free agents that they lost and acquired last year. Minnesota added wide receiver Greg Jennings and didn’t lose any players to free agency that came close to matching the kind of contract Jennings got.
Because of that, the Vikings shouldn’t be eligible to receive a pick.
Click HERE to see a full list of the expected compensatory picks. However, the actual picks being distributed won’t be announced until the NFL owners’ meetings March 23-26.