NEW YORK CITY, NY - NEW YORK (AP) - The Carolina Panthers have been awarded three compensatory picks in April's draft for free agents they lost before last season.
A total of 23 teams have been allotted selections, beginning with a third-rounder (97th overall) to Carolina, which also has the top overall choice after going 2-14 in 2010.
Tennessee, Baltimore, the New York Giants, Minnesota, San Diego, Philadelphia, and San Francisco each get two additional picks.
Overall, 32 compensatory choices have been given.
The Panthers lost Julius Peppers to Chicago and A.J. Feeley to St. Louis.