Compensatory Draft Picks Give Chiefs Extra Sixth Rounder

The NFL announced the full list of compensatory draft picks this afternoon and the Kansas City Chiefs claimed one extra 2011 NFL draft pick in the sixth round. The Chiefs lost OL Wade Smith to the Houston Texans last year on a four-year, $12 million deal so that's what got them the extra draft pick. The Chiefs now gain the 199th pick in the draft.

The compensatory pick model is a little very confusing but basically if you lose more compensatory free agents than you gain you're eligible to receive compensatory picks, which are extra draft picks. The hard part -- not every free agent is covered by the compensatory pick formula and the actual formula has never been released but it's based on the free agents playing time, salary and postseason honors.

Even more confusing is that some teams -- like the Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints this year -- gained more compensatory free agents than they lost but the ones they lost ranked higher than the ones they signed so they get a compensatory pick anyway. 

Yeah, you're probably better off if you just don't read me trying to explain it. I don't even know what I'm saying.

There were 32 total compensatory picks issued to 23 teams. The Chiefs actually have the seventh highest compensatory pick. The Carolina Panthers are at the very top with the last pick in the third round -- 97th overall -- thanks to DE Julius Peppers' departure.

It's also worth noting that they always give out 32 compensatory picks. There were only 21 picks that qualified, so the final 11 picks in the seventh round will go in draft order starting with Carolina then Denver, Buffalo and so on.

You know who else was the 199th pick, which happened to be a compensatory pick?

Tom Brady. Just sayin'.

Here's the full list:

 

ROUND CHOICE/

 

ROUND

OVERALL SELECTION

TEAM

3

33-97

 

Carolina

4

33-130

 

Tennessee

 

34-131

 

Green Bay

5

33-164

 

Baltimore

 

34-165

 

Baltimore

6

33-198

 

New York Giants

 

34-199

 

Kansas City

 

35-200

 

Minnesota

 

36-201

 

San Diego

 

37-202

 

New York Giants

 

38-203

 

Carolina

7

33-233

 

San Diego

 

34-234

 

Miami

 

35-235

 

Minnesota

 

36-236

 

Philadelphia

 

37-237

 

Tampa Bay

 

38-238

 

San Francisco

 

39-239

 

Philadelphia

 

40-240

 

Oakland

 

41-241

 

Seattle

 

42-242

 

New Orleans

 

43-243

 

Carolina

 

44-244

 

Buffalo

 

45-245

 

Cincinnati

 

46-246

 

Denver

 

47-247

 

Cleveland

 

48-248

 

Arizona

 

49-249

 

San Francisco

 

50-250

 

Tennessee

 

51-251

 

Dallas

 

52-252

 

Washington

 

53-253

 

Houston

(H/T kabrink)

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