Center Scott Wells, a 2004 seventh-round selection, and offensive lineman Tony Moll, a 2006 fifth-round pick, were free agency compensatory selections who remain on the Packers' roster.
The Packers have been awarded a compensatory 4th round draft choice in next month's NFL Draft, the league announced Monday at the owners' meetings in Palm Beach, Fla.
Green Bay's extra selection will be the 37th pick in the 4th round, the 135th pick overall. It gives the Packers a total of eight picks in the upcoming draft -- one in every round except the sixth, a pick surrendered last year in the trade for running back Ryan Grant -- plus an extra pick in the second and fourth rounds. The extra second-round selection came via the trade of defensive tackle Corey Williams to the Cleveland Browns. Six of the Packers' eight picks are in the first four rounds.
In all, 15 teams received a total of 32 compensatory picks, which are awarded based on a team's free-agent losses and signees the previous year.
In 2007, the Packers lost two free agents (running back Ahman Green and tight end David Martin) while signing only one (cornerback Frank Walker).
The 2008 compensatory selection will be the Packers' 24th since the league began awarding them in 1994. That total ranks fifth in the NFL, behind Baltimore (29), Dallas (26), Philadelphia (25) and St. Louis (25).
Center Scott Wells, a 2004 seventh-round selection, and offensive lineman Tony Moll, a 2006 fifth-round pick, were free agency compensatory selections who remain on the Packers' roster. Other impact players taken with compensatory selections in past years have included running back Najeh Davenport (2002), Martin (2001), quarterbacks Aaron Brooks (1999) and Matt Hasselbeck (1998), defensive end/linebacker Keith McKenzie (1996), offensive lineman Marco Rivera (1996) and cornerback Tyrone Williams (1996).
The NFL Draft will take place April 26-27.