There were a lot of people who felt the departure of Lawrence Timmons and Markus Wheaton would equate to a compensatory pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, but when the NFL announced all 32 compensatory picks on Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers were passed over.
The #NFL announced 32 compensatory picks for the upcoming draft. The #Steelers did not receive any.— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) February 23, 2018
The Steelers added Coty Sensabaugh, Tyson Alualu and Joe Haden as free agents last year, and that’s likely the main reason why the team didn’t get a compensatory pick for the first time in quite awhile.
Check out all of the compensatory picks given out around the league below:
32 compensatory choices in the 2018 @NFL Draft have been awarded to 15 teams pic.twitter.com/7so8TJfChd— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) February 23, 2018
With the news of the Steelers being left out in the cold when it comes to the extra draft picks, the team is locked in with the following draft order:
The Steelers’ 2018 NFL Draft picks:
- Round 1: 28th pick
- Round 2: 28th pick
- Round 3: 28th pick
- Round 4: None
- Round 5: 11th pick from San Francisco, 28th pick
- Round 6: None
- Round 7: 2nd pick from the New York Giants, 28th pick