The NFL announced a total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2011 NFL Draft on Friday, awarding them to 23 teams including the 49ers.
The 49ers were awarded two seventh round picks – the 239th and 250th overall selections – and both selections can’t be traded. However, the 49ers have the most picks of any team in the upcoming draft with 12 selections.
The compensatory rules are explained on NFL.com:
“Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four. The 32 compensatory choices announced will supplement the 221 choices in the seven rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft (April 28-30), which will kick off in prime time for the second consecutive year.”
March 31st UPDATE:
The 49ers seventh-round draft picks have each moved back one overall slot because the Detroit Lions seventh-round pick was reinstated by the NFL.
2011 49ers draft picks
1. First round, No. 7 (7th overall)
2. Second round, No. 13 (45th overall)
3. Third round, No. 12 (76th overall)
4. Fourth round, No. 11 (108th overall)
5. Fourth round, No. 18 (115th overall, from San Diego in 2010 draft-day trade)
6. Fifth round, No. 10 (141st overall)
7. Sixth round, No. 9 (174th overall)
8. Sixth round, No. 25 (190th overall, from Seattle for DT Kentwan Balmer)
9. Seventh round, No. 8 (211th overall)
10. Seventh round, No. 30 (231st overall, from Detroit for QB Shaun Hill) (Jets original pick in the round)
11. Seventh round, No. 38 (239th overall, compensatory)
12. Seventh round, No. 49 (250th overall, compensatory)
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