The NFL will announce the order of the full NFL draft on Friday which means two things for those who follow the Washington Redskins. First, we will find out what pick, if any, the Redskins will get from the Colts in the trade for Justin Tryon. Most think it will be the Colts' seventh-round pick but we haven't been able to find out for sure.
Also, the compensatory picks will be announced. Those picks are supposed to serve as compensation for teams who lost players via free agency. You may have noticed that the Redskins did not have any players leave via free agency. All of the veteran players who departed were released. However, this does not mean that the Redskins will not get a comp pick. There are 32 of them awarded most years. If 32 teams do not qualify for picks under the super secret formula that the NFL uses to determine who gets them the extra selections, at the end of the seventh round, they apparently are distributed to teams in the original order of the draft.
So, if there are 10 extra comp picks to be awarded, the Redskins, who pick tenth, will get one. Unfortunately, internet legend AdamJT13, who has been predicting the compensatory picks with a high degree of accuracy for over a decade, has decided not to take on the task this year. I have been able to find one other blogger who is willing to take on the task of trying to figure out the comp picks. On SB Nation's Mocking the Draft, a writer who goes by ct17 applied AdamJT13's principles and came up with 21 compensatory picks. That leaves 11 extras meaning that the Redskins would pick up one freebie, the next to the last pick of the draft. That would be around pick number 255 or so, depending on if any picks are forfeited by teams in earlier rounds. Given that the Redskins need every draft pick they can get and that if the lockout still is in effect they, like every other NFL team, will be unable to sign undrafted players, that could be a small plus.