The NFL handed out compensatory draft picks Monday afternoon, and as expected, the Vikings came away completely empty.
In all, 13 teams received extra draft pick compensation for losing free agents, including the Green Bay Packers who picked up a 3rd round selection for allowing Greg Jennings to walk.
Four teams, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Baltimore and San Francisco, received extra third round picks. Baltimore and the New York Jets led the league by receiving four picks each.
The Vikings really had no value free agents to lose last offseason, so it’s no surprise they were not awarded picks. The extra selections are tacked on to the ends of rounds 3-7 and, per NFL rules, cannot be traded.
Since the NFL first implemented the compensatory pick rule back in 1994, the Baltimore Ravens have received the most picks overall with 41. The Vikings have been awarded a total of 17 extra picks in that time.