For the fourth year in a row, the Cleveland Browns do not have any compensatory picks for the 2021 NFL Draft. The announcement on compensatory picks was made earlier today, as teams like the Rams got especially richer, adding two third-round picks.
Let’s go over why the Browns aren’t being awarded any compensatory picks. First off, it’s worth nothing that a lot of things changed in the 2020 CBA with respect to how compensatory free agents are calculated. Trying to decipher it might make your head spin, but go ahead and try to read the CBA language here, or Over The Cap’s interpretation here.