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Giants awarded a fifth-round pick for NFL Draft

The Giants have another draft pick to play with.

The NFL awarded the Giants a fifth-round pick Friday as part of its compensatory formula. The Jets received no compensatory picks.

The additional pick gives the Giants 10 selections in next month’s draft, providing general manager Dave Gettleman with plenty of ammunition to trade up if he wants to.

Eight of the 10 picks come on the third day of the draft. As it stands now, the Giants have one first-round pick (No. 6 overall), one second-rounder, no third-round picks, two in the fourth, three in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh.

The fifth-round pick the Giants received Friday is the 33rd pick in the fifth round, No. 171 overall.

The NFL awards teams compensatory picks based on a formula that has to do with how many free agents the team lost and signed in the prior year. The Giants lost Ross Cockrell, D.J. Fluker, Devon Kennard, Justin Pugh, Weston Richburg and Geno Smith in 2018. They signed Cody Latimer, Kareem Martin, Nate Solder and Michael Thomas.

Previously, the Giants lost their third-round pick after selecting cornerback Sam Beal in the supplemental draft. They added a fourth-round pick in the Eli Apple trade to the Saints and a fifth-round pick in the Damon “Snacks” Harrison trade with the Lions. They attained two seventh-round picks in trades with the Rams and Vikings in the Alec Ogletree and Brett Jones deals, respectively. They lost their own seventh-round pick in a trade with the Broncos for punter Riley Dixon.

The Cardinals, Patriots and Redskins each received four compensatory picks — the most awarded this year. The Bengals, Rams and Vikings each received three.

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