the Vikings they’re on a draft pick. By Chris Tomasson of St. Paul Pioneer-Press (en Twitter), the Vikings have lost a seventh-round pick in this year’s draft (No. 242).
“A mistake was made, we take responsibility and respect the decision of the league and we will move on.” General manager Haystack Spielman it said in a statement.
According to Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com, the punishment refers to a 2019 infraction. There was some kind of contract violation of a practice squad player, but it is not known who the player was or what the violation was.
Three Vikings executives were also fined $ 10,000 each, according to Smith.
Some more draft notes from the NFL:
- Neither him Saints neither Assailants will lose a draft due to COVID-19 policy violations, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com. “They are not losing them”, McCarthy said. “No team will lose those teams.” According to the reporter, there were rumors that New Orleans would lose a seventh-round pick following a “no-mask locker room celebration,” and the Raiders were expected to lose a sixth round due to multiple violations. While the NFL did not provide any context on its decision, Florio assumes both organizations appealed their sanctions and were successful.
- When the NFL announced compensatory picks for the 2021 draft, the Patriots he didn’t have a fifth-round pick. However, a source confirmed to PFT that New England had received a fifth round in the upcoming draft. According to Smith, the NFL “realized an error in its calculation of the complex formula for determining compensatory selections,” leading to the additional selection of the Patriots.
- Thanks to the aforementioned compensatory selection audit conducted by the NFL, the Hawks they are also moving two spaces in the fifth round, according to Smith. Also, while the NFL only allows the addition of 32 compensatory picks each year, this time they have made an exception. Thanks to the additional draft pick from the Patriots, the Bears normally he would not have received that last compensatory election; the NFL and the NFL Players Association allowed Chicago to keep that selection.