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Chiefs Barely Miss Out On Extra Draft Pick

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Among other things, one of the items on the agenda at at the NFL owners' meetings is the awarding of compensatory picks.

Here's a good definition of what that is. Basically, if a team loses a free agent, they're eligible for an extra draft pick from the NFL the following year. However, it's not just any free agent. Things like the amount of the contract and playing time are taken into account and usually less than 30 are awarded.

Now the Chiefs didn't lose any free agents that would've made this list last season but the NFL awards 32 regardless. So, if there are only 30 compensatory picks -- as is the case this season -- then the NFL awards non-compensatory picks to teams in draft order in the seventh round until they hit 32.

The Lions were the last non-compensatory pick awarded, which means the Chiefs missed out on Mr. Irrelevant by a measly two picks.

And if you don't think that's note-worthy, then look at Ryan Succop, who was the Chiefs Mr. Irrelevant and seventh round non-compensatory pick.

Complete list of compensatory picks (via PFT) after the jump.

Round 3

Cincinnati -- 96
Tennessee -- 97
Atlanta -- 98

Round 4

Cincinnati -- 131

Round 5

Pittsburgh -- 164
Atlanta -- 165
Pittsburgh -- 166
Minnesota -- 167
San Diego -- 168
Green Bay -- 169

Round 6

Carolina -- 202
Jacksonville -- 203
Carolina -- 204
New England -- 205
San Francisco -- 206
Tennessee -- 207

Round 7 

Indianapolis -- 240 
Tennessee -- 241 
Pittsburgh -- 242
Philadelphia -- 243
Philadelphia -- 244
Seattle -- 245
Indianapolis -- 246
New England -- 247 
New England -- 248 
Carolina -- 249 
New England -- 250 
Oakland -- 251
Miami -- 252 
Tampa Bay -- 253
St. Louis -- 254

Detroit -- 255