The Cardinals have been awarded three compensatory selections in this year’s NFL draft due, the league announced on Friday. The Cardinals will have additional selections in the third, fourth and seventh rounds as compensation for suffering losses in free agency a year. Five defensive starters from 2016 left via free agency, including defensive end Calais Campbell and safeties Tony Jefferson and D.J. Swearinger. Statistically, the Cardinals' 2017 defense didn’t suffer, finishing with nearly similar statistics as it did in 2016. The Cardinals traded offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom to the Ravens last September for a conditional seventh-round pick. But Bergstrom played in just four games for the Ravens, so the Cardinals did not receive the draft pick in return.
Cardinals awarded three compensatory NFL draft picks
Arizona Central | Feb 24