Vikings receive two fourth-round compensatory draft picks, now have 10
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PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Minnesota Vikings got the extra draft picks they hoped for.
An NFL source said on Monday the team was awarded two compensatory picks at the end of the fourth round (128th and 134th overall), giving them a total of 10 in April's draft.
The exact formula for determining compensatory picks is undisclosed, but it's based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.
The Vikings have all of their own picks except the sixth-rounder they gave up in July for quarterback Donovan McNabb. They also have an extra sixth-round pick from Cleveland in the Jayme Mitchell trade and a seventh-rounder they received from New England as a giveback in the Randy Moss deal.