PHOENIX –The NFL handed out 32 compensatory draft choices to 14 teams on Monday, of which the Saints received none.
The picks are determined through a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors that equals the net loss of free agents from the previous year, up to a maximum of four for each team. The picks this year were between rounds three and seven.
The highest picks given out were to New England (pick 97), Kansas City (98) and Cincinnati (99). The Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, and Seattle Seahawks received a total of four picks.
Among NFC South teams, the Carolina Panthers, who were given two picks, were the only team to receive compensatory picks.
The Saints have only received 10 compensatory picks since 1994. Only the Cleveland Browns, who have been granted six picks, have fewer over that span.
New Orleans has a total of nine draft picks, including two in the first round, one in the second, two in the third, two in the fifth, one in the sixth, and one sevenths.