DANA POINT, Calif. -- The NFL has just awarded 32 compensatory draft picks to 16 clubs and, well, do you want the bad news or the worse news first?
The bad news is the Dolphins were awarded no compensatory picks.
The worse news is that AFC East rival New England was awarded three compensatory picks. The Patriots, which already had four picks in the first two rounds, were awarded a third-round pick (97th overall), a fifth-round pick (170th), and a sixth-round pick (207th).
No other AFC East team was awarded a compensatory pick.
The compensatory picks are awarded based on a formula that values what players a team loses do with their new teams.