The NFL is projected to be awarding the Giants two additional compensatory picks for the 2019, according to a projection by Over the Cap’s Nick Korte.
The two picks include an extra fourth rounder (for offensive lineman Justin Pugh) and an extra fifth-rounder (for linebacker Devon Kennard).
The formula, which has never been disclosed by the NFL Management Council, is based on free agents lost and gained, an explanation of which can be found here.
With the two additional projected picks, the Giants, who will pick sixth overall in April, will have 11 total picks in this year’s draft, as follows:
Round 1: Their own pick
Round 2: Their own pick
Round 4: Their own pick
Round 4: The Saints pick (for CB Eli Apple)
Round 4: Projected compensatory pick
Round 5: Their own pick
Round 5: The Lions pick (for DT Damon Harrison)
Round 5: Projected compensatory pick
Round 6: Their own pick
Round 7: the Rams pick (part of the Alec Ogletree trade)
Round 7: The Vikings pick (for C Brett Jones)
The Giants currently do not have a third-round pick after exercising a pick in the third round for cornerback Sam Beal in last year’s supplemental draft. They also traded their original seventh round pick to the Broncos in exchange for punter Riley Dixon.
The 11 draft picks, if it comes to fruition, would tie the highest number of picks the Giants have had in the modern day 7-round format introduced in 1993. In 2003, the Giants had 11 picks, a class that yielded DE Osi Umenyiora, OL David Diehl and TE Visanthe Shiancoe.