2013 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears draft order is set after compensatory picks handed out

Al Bello

The NFL awarded a number of compensatory draft picks yesterday so the NFL Draft order is officially set. Spoiler alert: The Chicago Bears didn't receive any additional picks.

This year the NFL gave out a total of 32 compensatory draft picks to 16 teams, and not one of them went to the Chicago Bears. In case your unsure their process for determining who receives picks, this is taken directly from the NFL;

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

Houston, Tennessee, and Kansas City were the big winners that received an extra 3rd round draft pick, but Atlanta and Baltimore received the most compensatory picks with four each. The 49ers received three extra picks, bringing their 2013 draft total to 14. Compensatory picks can't be traded, but with the extra ammunition, I'd expect San Francisco to be big movers on the draft.

After sliding the compensatory picks into the draft order, the Bears are now selecting as follows;

20. Chicago Bears
50. Chicago Bears
117. Chicago Bears
153. Chicago Bears
188. Chicago Bears

MORE: Check out the full Windy City Gridiron Draft Section

I think Phil Emery needs to find two immediate plug and play players at 20 and 50. Last year his top two picks, Shea McClellin and Alshon Jeffery, played in 13 and 10 games respectively, with Jeffery receiving 6 starts. Big things are expected from both in year two, but the 2013 Bears could use a serious talent injection from a couple of impact rookies.

SB Nation has the entire 7 rounds listed out right here.

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