Chiefs Will Select Mr. Irrelevant in 2009 NFL Draft

The Kansas City Chiefs now hold the honor of selecting the final player in the 2009 NFL Draft. Or, as he's better known, Mr. Irrelevant.

News is coming out of the owners meetings in Dana Point, California via Tom Kowalski of MLive.com that the Chiefs were awarded with a supplemental compensatory pick.

Here's a good description of compensatory picks:

In addition to the 32 picks in each round, there are a total of 32 picks awarded at the ends of Rounds 3 through 7. These picks, known as "compensatory picks," are awarded to teams that have lost more qualifying free agents than they gained the previous year in free agency. Teams that gain and lose the same number of players but lose higher-valued players than they gain also can be awarded a pick, but only in the seventh round, after the other compensatory picks. Compensatory picks cannot be traded, and the placement of the picks is determined by a proprietary formula based on the player's salary, playing time, and postseason honors with his new team, with salary being the primary factor. So, for example, a team that lost a linebacker who signed for $2.5 million per year in free agency might get a sixth-round compensatory pick, while a team that lost a wide receiver who signed for $5 million per year might receive a fourth-round pick.

This means that the NFL granted 30 compensatory picks to NFL teams.

There are only 32 compensatory picks given out. In the event that not all 32 picks are warranted, as is the case this year, remaining picks are awarded in draft order until we get to 32.

Don't dismiss these picks as nothing. Tom Brady was a compensatory pick.

We haven't gotten our mitts on an official list yet, but this blogger has gained internet fame for his ability to project many of the compensatory picks. Looks like he was spot on with the Chiefs selection this year.

Here's how the picks break down by team via Adam Schefter:

Cincinnati  4, Tennessee  4, Chicago 3, New England 3, Seattle 3, Dallas 2, Jacksonville 2, San Diego 2, San Francisco 2, Arizona 1, Detroit 1, Indianapolis 1, Kansas City 1, New York Giants 1, Pittsburgh 1, Washington 1.

The Chiefs have selected Mr. Irrelevant once before.  In 1970 they chose Rayford Jenkins, a defensive back out of Alcorn A&M.

Click through to view the full list of compensatory picks (via PFT).

Note: The players in parentheses are just best guesses

3 (33-97) New England (Asante Samuel)

3 (34-98) Cincinnati (Justin Smith)

3 (35-99) Chicago (Bernard Berrian)

3 (36-100) NY Giants (Gibril Wilson)

 

4 (33-133) San Diego (Michael Turner)

4 (34-134) San Diego (Drayton Florence)

4 (35-135) Tennessee (Antwan Odom)

4 (36-136) Indianapolis (Jake Scott)

 

5 (33-169) Pittsburgh (Alan Faneca)

5 (34-170) New England (Donte Stallworth)

5 (35-171) San Francisco (Marques Douglas or Kwame Harris)

5 (36-172) Dallas (Jacques Reeves)

5 (37-173) Tennessee (Travis Laboy)

 

6 (33-206) Tennessee (Randy Starks)

6 (34-207) New England (Randall Gay)

6 (35-2080 Dallas (Julius Jones)

6 (36-209) Cincinnati (Landon Johnson)

 

7 (33-242) Tennessee (Ben Hartsock)

7 (34-243) Washington (Mark Brunell)

7 (35-244) San Francisco (Marques Douglas or Kwame Harris)

7 (36-245) Seattle (Chuck Darby or Ellis Wyms or Kevin Bentley)

7 (37-246) Chicago (John Gilmore or Brendon Ayanbadejo)

7 (38-247) Seattle (Chuck Darby or Ellis Wyms or Kevin Bentley)

7 (39-248) Seattle (Chuck Darby or Ellis Wyms or Kevin Bentley)

7 (40-249) Cincinnati (Bryan Robinson or ??)

7 (41-250) Jacksonville (Terry Cousin or ??)

7 (42-251) Chicago (John Gilmore or Brendon Ayanbadejo)

7 (43-252) Cincinnati (Bryan Robinson or ??)

7 (44-253) Jacksonville (Terry Cousin or ??)

7 (45-254) Arizona (net-value - Lost $9.45 million, Signed $6.9 million)

7 (46-255) Detroit (Supplementary Compensatory)

7 (47-256) Kansas City (Supplemental Compensatory)

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