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2020 NFL Draft

Browns receive 3 compensatory picks for 2016 NFL Draft

The Browns saw their number of picks jump from seven to 10 on Friday, as the NFL rewarded Cleveland with three compensatory picks.

The Browns gained an additional selection in the fourth round (40th, 138th overall) and back-to-back picks near the end of the fifth round (35th, 172nd and 36th, 173rd). Cleveland will carry all of its traditional picks to the draft as well, starting with the second overall selection.

It marks the first time Cleveland has received a compensatory draft pick since 2012 and first time the team has ever received a compensatory pick higher than the sixth round. A team is eligible to receive compensatory picks when it loses more or better compensatory free agents than it signs in the previous year.

Thirty-three compensatory picks were awarded to various NFL teams, and they range from the third to sixth round. The picks can't be traded.

Last year, the Browns saw the following free agents sign with different teams: Miles Austin, Jordan Cameron, Brian Hoyer, Ahtyba Rubin, Jabaal Sheard and Buster Skrine. They signed just two from other teams, Rob Housler and Tramon Williams.

This will mark the third time Cleveland has had double-digit draft picks since 2012.

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