Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the NFL shield logo before the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft: The Falcons Received Four Compensatory Picks

The league announced earlier this evening that the Atlanta Falcons will receive four compensatory picks.

The Falcons will receive a fourth round selection and three seven round selections.

The Falcons received these four picks because Curtis Lofton, Eric Weems, James Sanders and Kelvin Hayden all departed in free agency.

Hopefully that extra fourth rounder can be the next Jared Allen, or one of those three seven round selections can be the next Shannon Sharpe.

Tags: Atlanta Falcons Compensatory Picks Curtis Lofton Eric Weems Falcons James Sanders Jared Allen Kelvin Hayden NFL Draft Shannon Sharpe

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