Lions awarded two compensatory draft picks
MAR 24, 2014 8:14p ET
Two additional picks in the middle of what's considered a deep NFL Draft is a nice bonus for the Detroit Lions.
The Lions found out Monday, the first day of the annual NFL meetings in Orlando, that they have been awarded two compensatory picks in the fourth round of the draft that begins on May 8.
Compensatory picks are based on the quantity and quality of free agents both added and lost from the previous year.
The Lions now have a total of eight picks this year, including one in the first round (No. 10 overall), one in the second round (No. 45), one in the third round (No. 76), three in the fourth round (Nos. 111, 133 and 136), one in the sixth round (No. 189) and one in the seventh round (No. 227).
With six of the draft's first 136 picks overall, the Lions should be able to tweak their roster to help fill some holes and develop a little much-needed depth, provided they make solid decisions on player evaluations.