Over the Cap’s final projection has the Packers getting a fifth-round pick for Lazard, a sixth-round pick for Reed and a seventh-round pick for Lowry.
Lazard signed with the New York Jets, Reed signed with the Seattle Seahawks and Lowry signed with the Minnesota Vikings. Their departures in free agency should give the Packers three extra picks on Day 3 of this year’s draft.
The Packers did not sign a free agent that would qualify on OTC’s cancellation chart used to project compensatory picks. Also, the Packers are not projected to receive a pick for losing Robert Tonyan to the Chicago Bears.
To replace their departing free agents, the Packers drafted three receivers (Jayden Reed, Dontayvion Wicks and Grant DuBose), two defensive linemen (Colby Wooden, Karl Brooks) and two tight ends (Luke Musgrave, Tucker Kraft). Six of the seven rookies were key contributors for the Packers in 2023.
When are compensatory picks usually announced? Last year, the league awarded picks on March 9.
Since 1994, the Packers rank third in compensatory picks awarded with 49.