The Cleveland Browns did not receive a compensatory draft pick for the 2021 draft when the NFL announced which teams would receive them on Wednesday.
Last offseason, the Browns signed right tackle Jack Conklin and tight end Austin Hooper to multi-year contracts, which offset contracts of the players the team lost, like linebacker Joe Schobert.
The league awards comp picks to teams who lost more contract value in free agency than they spent to bring in new players.
#Browns did not receive any compensatory picks for 2021 Draft. NFL made announcement of picks today.
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) March 10, 2021
The picks start at the end of the third round.
The NFL gives out the picks after third through seventh rounds based on the value ranking of players lost.
Also, this year saw the NFL award picks to teams who had minority coaches and front office positions hired away to other teams.
Anyone wanting to know about the specifics of the comp pick formula can read Over the Cap’s explanation.
Comp picks! pic.twitter.com/w6KfZlNWPE
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 10, 2021
In the AFC North, the league awarded the Baltimore Ravens a third-round pick (105th overall) and a fifth-round pick (184th overall) while the Pittsburgh Steelers received a fourth-round pick (141st overall).
The Cincinnati Bengals were not awarded a compensatory draft pick this year.
The NFL awarded 36 comp picks in the 2021 NFL Draft to 17 teams.
In March 2020, the Browns did not receive any compensatory draft picks either.
The 2017 offseason marked the last time the Browns earned comp picks; they earned four that offseason.
The 2021 NFL Draft is set for April 29-May 1 in downtown Cleveland.
The Browns have the 26th overall pick.