Originally posted on Bleed Black & Gold  |  Last updated 3/26/12

The Steelers will be receiving 3 compensatory picks in the 2012 draft.  All three picks will be in the seventh round.  They are picks 240, 246 and 248.  That gives the Steelers 10 picks in this years draft.  Picks the team will need as they need to fill in depth with the losses from salary cap cuts.

The Steelers received these picks from losing Matt Spaeth, Keyaron Fox and Nick Eason.  They did not sign any unrestricted free agents from other teams last season so they were compensated for their loss.  I was only expecting 2 as I did not expect Fox to get us a pick.  The Steelers were only expected to get one from reports earlier in the week.  I will take 3.  Every little bit helps.

The Steelers are not allowed to trade these 3 picks.  They have to be used.  They can trade any of their other seven picks though.

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