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Tight end Levine Toilolo was a compensatory pick last season, (Curtis Compton/CCompton@ajc.com). Tight end Levine Toilolo was a compensatory pick last season, (Curtis Compton/CCompton@ajc.com).

The Falcons will receive three additional draft picks — a fourth and and two seventh round picks — in the upcoming NFL draft, which is set for May. 8-10.

The Falcons’ fourth-round pick will be the 39th pick of that round and 139th overall. The Falcons received two seventh-round picks. The 253rd and 255th overall.

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2014 NFL draft were awarded to 13 teams, the NFL announced today. 

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.  The 32 compensatory choices announced today will supplement the 224 choices in the seven…

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