Will Dolphins get compensatory picks?

The NFL this week is expected to announce compensatory picks for the 2015 NFL draft. These picks can be valuable to help fill holes and add depth to rosters.

Will the Dolphins get additional draft picks this year? Let’s examine.

Although not an exact science, the premise of compensatory picks is awarding teams who lost more quality free agents than they gained the previous year. Here is a look at free agents the Dolphins lost and gained in 2014:



Based on this list, I do not expect the Dolphins to get additional compensatory picks from the NFL. Albert, Mitchell, Delmas and Finnegan all were productive contributors for Miami last year. Moreno also made a brief impact early before injuries ruined his season.

The free-agent losses were not significant enough to bring back picks, in my estimation.