BY SEAN DONOVAN
The NFL awards compensatory picks based on a very complicated formula, but basically, it's calculated by how many players a team lost to free agency, how many were added and the contributions those players made with the value of the contracts each signed. (photo: Marques Stewart, Flickr)
During the 2012 offseason, Dolphins free agents Chad Henne and Kendall Langford signed elsewhere, and Miami only picked up former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Richard Marshall.
Based on the deficit in value that resulted for Miami, the league is expected to award it a compensatory draft pick. It is believed that this pick will be in the fourth-to-fifth-round range, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
If that happens, it will give Miami a total of 10 picks in a draft regarded to have plenty of value in middle to late rounds.
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