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Years of shoddy hiring practices justify NFL's imperfect effort to clean up its own mess

Jan 27, 2024

The Falcons' decision to hire Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris means that the Rams will get a pair of third-round compensatory draft picks.

That reality became a talking point in league circles last Friday, after Rams G.M. Les Snead heaped over-the-top praise on Morris. On the surface, it was selfless. At a deeper level, Snead's promotion of Morris came with a potential reward.

It's a direct byproduct of the league’s four-year-old rule that activates whenever one NFL team hires a minority candidate from another team to be the head coach or General Manager. When this happens, the candidate's former team receives a pair of third-round compensatory draft picks.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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