The NFL has just announced it has awarded 32 compensatory draft choices to 19 clubs and the Dolphins get one of those picks.
Don't get all fired excited.
In losing Andre' Goodman and Renaldo Hill while adding Jake Grove and Joe Berger in free agency, the Dolphins get a seventh-round pick for the loss. Miami's pick is the 45 pick of the seventh round and 252 overall.
Even though the Dolphins did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents, the free agents lost were deemed to rank higher than the ones signed.
The Dolphins now have 10 overall selections in the coming April draft.
The New England Patriots were the biggest gainers, getting four compensatory picks for their losses of a year ago. The Pats got a sixth round pick (205 overall) and three seventh-rounders (247, 248 and 250 overall).
Last offseason the Patriots lost Heath Evans, Jabar Gaffney, Larry Izzo, LaMont Jordan and Lonie Paxton to free agency. They added Brandon McGowan.
Neither the Jets nor the Bills were awarded a compensatory pick.