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Bucs to officially receive 4th round compensatory pick in 2020 NFL Draft


NFL: NFL Draft Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Fret no more, for the Bucs are receiving an extra fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Many fans and media who follow the team have speculated in regard to what the Bucs’ compensation would be after losing several quality free agents in 2019. The NFL’s formula for awarding compensatory picks is a mystery and no one ever really knows how things will shake out in the end. All they have are educated guesses.

Well, everyone can stop guessing. The NFL released an official statement regarding the compensatory selections on Tuesday and as you already know, the Bucs were one of the teams on the list.

The Bucs will be awarded the 139th overall pick in the draft for losing linebacker Kwon Alexander to the San Francisco 49ers in free agency last year. This was widely assumed, but it’s always nice to hear it made official.

The extra fourth-round pick now gives Tampa Bay seven total selections in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Bucs traded their seventh round pick to the Eagles last year when they shipped DeSean Jackson up north.

For all the compensatory selections, click here.