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NFL awards 4 compensatory picks to Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City now has a total of 10 picks, the most in a draft since 2008.

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The NFL Draft compensatory picks were announced on Monday evening from the owner's meetings in Phoenix, Ariz., and the Kansas City have been given four, according to an official NFL release. Those picks are 98th overall in the third round, 172nd and 173rd in the fifth round and 217th in the sixth round.

Along with the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, the Chiefs were given the most compensatory picks. Denver was given a fourth, sixth and two seventh-round selections. The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders were not allotted any compensatory picks.

Compensatory picks are awarded to teams because they lost free agents they previous offseason. However, you lose a compensatory pick for every qualifying free agent you sign. The process is not a known science, as the NFL has never released the exact formula. Kansas City is receiving selections after losing Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz, Dexter McCluster, Tyson Jackson, Jon Asamoah and others last season.

This is a pivotal draft for general manager John Dorsey. Throughout his first two years with the Chiefs, Dorsey did not have second-round picks because he dealt them away for Alex Smith. With a highly competitive roster and 10 picks at his disposal, Dorsey has a chance to really make some noise this time around.

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