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Chiefs receive no compensatory picks in 2020 NFL Draft

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After applying their secret formula to last season’s free agency, the NFL decided the Chiefs didn’t deserve extra picks.

Divisional Round - Houston Texans v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs were awarded one sixth-round compensatory pick last season, using it to select running back Darwin Thompson.

But there won’t be any additional picks in 2020.

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2020 NFL Draft have been awarded to 15 teams, including third-rounders to the Houston Texans, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. The Denver Broncos, who received one fifth-rounder and two seventh-rounders, were the only team in the AFC West to receive a compensatory selection. The Patriots led the league with four additional selections.

The NFL announced the full list of picks in a statement released Monday. That leaves the Chiefs with five picks for the 2020 NFL Draft.

Chiefs 2020 draft picks

  • 1st round
  • 2nd round
  • 3rd round
  • 4th round
  • 5th round

The Chiefs already traded their 2020 sixth-round pick and 2020 seventh-round pick for linebacker Darron Lee and safety Jordan Lucas, respectively.

By the time the draft arrives, the Chiefs could have more draft picks with which to work. The team could get more picks by trading defensive tackle Chris Jones or wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is another player who has been discussed as a trade candidate. And the team could decide to trade down from their first-round pick at 32nd overall and get a late-round 2020 pick.