Chiefs Receive Compensatory Pick

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It’s a formula that is known to but a few people on the face of the earth. Each year the NFL awards extra picks in the annual draft based on free agency from the season before.

On Friday, the league announced the compensatory selections for this April’s Draft. One of those 32 choices goes to the Chiefs, a sixth-round pick, No. 199 in the draft.

In essence, the Chiefs get the extra pick because of the contract and performance that former OL Wade Smith (right) put together with the Houston Texans during the 2010 season. Smith was an unrestricted free agent and ended up moving to Houston, where he was a starter all season in the Texans offensive line.

So why a sixth, and not a fifth or even fourth-round pick? That’s the rub. The formula is supposedly based on the size of the contract and signing bonus and the performance of the player on the field. That information is then matched against the incoming contract and signing bonuses along with performance of free agents added to the team.

There are GMs in the league that do not understand the formula and for some reason the league’s Management Council guards the equations like nuclear launch codes. Everybody sees the outcome, but not the calculation that created the decision.

The Chiefs now have eight selections in the April 28-30 NFL Draft:

  • Round One – pick No. 21.
  • Round Two – pick No. 23, overall selection No. 55.
  • Round Three – pick No. 22, overall selection No. 86.
  • Round Four – pick No. 21, overall selection No. 118.
  • Round Five – picks No. 4 and 9, overall selections No. 135 and 140.
  • Round Six – pick No. 34, overall 199.
  • Round Seven – pick No. 21, overall selection No. 222.

The big winner in the compensatory selections was the Carolina Panthers. The formula gave them extra choices in the third, sixth and seventh rounds. That third rounder, the last pick in the round, was the highest choice awarded. Tennessee and Green Bay picked up selections in the fourth round, with Baltimore getting two fifth-rounders.

In all, 23 of the league’s 32 clubs got an extra choice. The Panthers received three while the Titans, Ravens, Giants, Vikings, Chargers, Eagles and 49ers each picked up a pair of addition selections. Remember, the compensatory picks are not allowed to be traded by the clubs.

Here’s the list of extra choices:

Round

No.

Overall

Team

3

33

97

Carolina

4

32

130

Tennessee

4

33

131

Green Bay

5

33

164

Baltimore

5

34

165

Baltimore

6

33

198

N.Y. Giants

6

34

199

CHIEFS

6

35

200

Minnesota

6

36

201

San Diego

6

37

202

N.Y. Giants

6

38

203

Carolina

7

33

233

San Diego

7

34

234

Miami

7

35

235

Minnesota

7

36

236

Philadelphia

7

37

237

Tampa Bay

7

38

238

San Francisco

7

39

239

Philadelphia

7

40

240

Oakland

7

41

241

Seattle

7

42

242

New Orleans

7

43

243

Carolina

7

44

244

Buffalo

7

45

245

Cincinnati

7

46

246

Denver

7

47

247

Cleveland

7

48

248

Arizona

7

49

249

San Francisco

7

50

250

Tennessee

7

51

251

Dallas

7

52

252

Washington

7

53

253

Houston

3 Responses to “Chiefs Receive Compensatory Pick”

  • March 26, 2011  - KC_Guy says:

    Not sure where you get the pick numbers from.

    The Chiefs should have only ONE 6th rounder (the compensatory one, #199) as they swapped their originally pick with TB in the Magee trade.

    According to most sources I read the Chiefs in exchange received the 5th rounder TB acquired from DEN in last years draft (#135), not TB’s original pick (#151).

    In addition, they swapped 5th rounders with DET in the tampering case, receiving DET’s #140 in exchange for their own #154. This decision is under review after DET still.

    That leaves the Chiefs with the following picks:

    21, 55, 86, 118, 135, 140, 199, 223

    Full draft order incl. trades and compensatory selections here:

    http://bit.ly/evdTzh


  • March 26, 2011  - RW says:

    And here with my life being so exciting of late, I was genuinely looking forward to bringing it down, balance it out with some NFL labor talk/analysis! SFX: Rimshot

    Okay, faltering attempt at board humor aside, I have a question for Bob: What scenario do you see unfolding that would tempt Pioli to trade up in the draft for a particular player? Who would that player(s) be and how many spots would he move up if so inclined?

    I’ll take your answer in the next ASK BOB segment and thank you.


  • March 26, 2011  - David says:

    I also understand that we have only one sixth round pick. Am I wrong?




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