ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have more than doubled their draft haul by receiving three compensatory picks.
The NFL awarded the Raiders picks at the end of the third, fourth and fifth rounds of April’s draft based on free agents they lost and signed last offseason.
Oakland previously only had picks in the fifth and sixth rounds because of trades and the supplemental draft.
New general manager Reggie McKenzie says he is ecstatic about the news and that it was better than he had expected.
Among the free agents the Raiders lost last season were cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, tight end Zach Miller, guard Robert Gallery and linebacker Thomas Howard. The most prominent player signed was tight end Kevin Boss.