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Lunchbreak: Vikings Not Awarded Any Comp Picks in 2022 NFL Draft

The Vikings entered this week with eight total picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.

And that's the number they remain with after the NFL announced on Tuesday the awarding of 32 compensatory picks to 15 teams based on the net loss formula.

Comp picks are based off a team losing more (or better) free agents over the previous year than ones they acquired.

The picks are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors, and they are awarded through the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

For example, the Saints lost Trey Hendrickson in free agency a year ago, with the defensive end signing a massive deal with the Bengals before posting a career-high 14 sacks.

New Orleans didn't bring in any expensive free agents, so it gained a third-round comp pick to offset the loss of Hendrickson.

In addition to the 32 awarded by the net loss formula, an additional seven "Special Selections" were awarded to six teams. Cleveland, Baltimore, New Orleans, San Francisco (two choices), Kansas City and the Los Angeles rams were awarded those picks under the NFL's Diversity Initiative that provides a "prior employer-Club of a minority employee who has been hired by another Club as its Head Coach or Primary Football Executive (General Manager)" with a "Special Compensatory Draft Selection in the third round of each of the next two Drafts, or in each of the next three Drafts if the employer-Club has two minority employees hired" for those positions.

Thus, the Browns will receive a third-round pick this year and next year because the Vikings hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as GM.

From a Vikings perspective, no additional comp picks means Minnesota's total selections in the upcoming draft stays at eight.

Here are those eight selections, including the round and pick number:

3 teams propose OT rule changes

Perhaps the best NFL game from the 2022 postseason was the AFC Divisional Round showdown between the Chiefs and Bills.

The back-and-forth affair extended into overtime when Kansas City made a field goal on the final play of regulation. The Chiefs then won the coin toss, gained possession of the ball and scored to end the game, with the Bills offense stuck on the sideline.

That game naturally invoked plenty of chatter about the league's current overtime rules, through which a touchdown by the first team to possess the ball ends the game (a safety suffered by the first team to possess the ball also ends the game). A field goal, punt or turnover that doesn't result in a touchdown provides at least one possession to the other team.

With the NFL's Annual League Meeting set for later this month in Florida, teams have begun submitting rule proposals to be reviewed.

The OT rules, of course, are front and center.

According to the NFL, the Colts and Eagles proposed a rule that would allow both teams to possess the ball at least once in overtime.

The Titans added a different twist. Their proposal indicates that both teams would possess the ball in overtime, but only if the team with the ball first does not score a touchdown and the ensuing 2-point conversion.

It remains to be seen if these rules will pass, as NFL owners from all 32 teams make up that number of votes.

Proposals must get at least 24 of 32 votes (75 percent) in order to be enacted.