As of the latest projections, the Detroit Lions are not anticipated to be awarded any compensatory picks for the 2025 NFL Draft. This forecast aligns with evaluations from both Over The Cap and Lance Zierlein of

Compensatory selections are determined by a complex formula that factors in the net gains and losses of qualifying free agents. For the Lions, despite notable departures like offensive lineman Jonah Jackson, defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson, and wide receiver Josh Reynolds, their acquisitions of defensive end Marcus Davenport, defensive lineman D.J. Reader, and offensive lineman Kevin Zeitler effectively cancel out these losses.

Additionally, the signing of Amik Robertson by the Las Vegas Raiders played a role in diminishing the Lions’ chances of receiving compensatory picks.

With no compensatory picks on the horizon, the Lions are set to possess picks in every round of the upcoming draft except for the third round, which was traded to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for cornerback Terrion Arnold. However, they do hold two picks in the seventh round, one of which was acquired through the aforementioned trade.

While the absence of compensatory picks may limit the Lions’ draft assets, their ability to maintain a selection in each round underscores their ongoing commitment to building their roster through strategic draft acquisitions.