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Chiefs awarded 3 compensatory NFL Draft picks for 2023

That means Kansas City will have 10 total picks in this year’s draft — but how many will Brett Veach use?

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On Thursday afternoon, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Kansas City Chiefs have been awarded three compensatory picks in the 2023 NFL Draft — one in the third round, one in the sixth round and one in the seventh round. All of the NFL’s comp picks are included in an NFL press release.

The third-rounder comes as a result of resolution 2C-2A — in this case, from personnel executive Ryan Poles leaving the Chiefs to become general manager of the Chicago Bears. Kansas City gained two third-round picks from Poles’ hiring. The first came in the 2022 draft.

The Chiefs have already traded 2023’s third-round compensatory pick for Poles to the New York Giants (along with its own sixth-round pick) for wide receiver Kadarius Toney during the 2022 season.

The sixth and seventh-round comp picks have been awarded as a result of the free agents lost (and gained) in 2022.

According to the NFL’s official press release, those picks were awarded after Kansas City lost Austin Blythe, Melvin Ingram, Byron Pringle, Jarran Reid and Charvarius Ward in free agency — and then signed Justin Reid, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

It had been estimated that Kansas City would have three comp picks for 2022’s free agency transactions — but once the league went through its calculations, only two (plus the comp pick for Poles) were awarded.

As it now stands, the Chiefs will have 10 picks in the draft, which will be held at Kansas City’s Union Station April 27-29.

  • Round 1, Pick 32 (31)
  • Round 2, Pick 32 (63)
  • Round 3, Pick 32 (95)
  • Round 4, Pick 20 (from Dolphins) (122)
  • Round 4, Pick 32 (134)
  • Round 5, Pick 32 (166)
  • Round 6, Pick 1 (from Bears through Dolphins) (178)
  • Round 6, Pick 40 (compensatory) (217)
  • Round 7, Pick 8 (from Atlanta)*
  • Round 7, Pick 32 (249)
  • Round 7, Pick 33 (compensatory) (250)

The Dolphins’ first-round pick (21st) and the Houston Texans’ fifth-round pick (second) have been forfeited.

UPDATE 10:00 a.m. Friday: The NFL has released the official order for all seven rounds of the 2023 Draft, giving us the precise overall position of all 259 picks that will be made this year. Those overall positions have been added to this list, which now totals 10 selections. And we usually see, there were a couple of surprises. The first was that the Chiefs’ sixth-round pick that was acquired from the Miami Dolphins in last year’s Tyreek Hill trade will be the first pick of the round — not the 21st. The second was that — as many expected — the seventh-round pick Kansas City had acquired from the Atlanta Falcons in their trade for cornerback Rashad Fenton did not convey to the Chiefs; Fenton didn’t play enough in Atlanta to satisfy the conditions of the trade.

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