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2011 NFL Draft: Browns awarded seventh-round pick via compensatory system

By Nate Ulrich Published: March 25, 2011

The Browns have been awarded a seventh-round draft pick through the NFL's compensatory system, the league announced Friday.

A total of 32 compensatory picks were given to 23 teams. It is only the second time the Browns have had one.

Teams typically become eligible to receive compensatory draft picks when they take net losses in free agency the previous year. Twenty-one picks were awarded based on that formula.

Eleven others were handed out at the end of the seventh round to bring the total number of compensatory choices to 32, thus complying with a league rule. The Browns received the 247th overall pick because of that stipulation. The 11 additional picks were granted based on the draft order.

Despite the NFL's labor dispute, the draft will be held April 28-30. The Browns now have eight draft picks: one in each of the first five rounds, two in the sixth and one in the seventh. Their original seventh-round pick was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for quarterback Seneca Wallace.

Note: Don't forget to check out the list of draft prospects who have visits or workouts scheduled with the Browns.

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