Chiefs Awarded One Compensatory Pick in 2018 NFL Draft

Posted Feb 23, 2018

The NFL announced this year’s compensatory picks on Friday

The NFL released the 32 compensatory picks for the 2018 Draft on Friday, with the Kansas City Chiefs receiving a sixth-round pick (No. 209 overall).

Kansas City is one of 15 teams to receive at least one additional selection in the upcoming draft.

Here’s the explanation behind compensatory picks, per the NFL’s release.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents (“CFA”) than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.  The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council.  Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.  No club may receive more than four compensatory picks in any one year.  If a club qualifies for more than four compensatory picks after offsetting each CFA lost by each CFA gained of an equal or higher value, the four highest remaining selections will be awarded to the club.

This marks the second year that the NFL will permit teams to trade their compensatory picks if they so choose.

Here’s a look at all of the Chiefs’ compensatory picks since the NFL started giving them out in 1994.

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