Chiefs Awarded Four Compensatory Picks in 2017 NFL Draft

The NFL announced this year’s compensatory picks

On Friday afternoon, the National Football League released the 32 compensatory picks for the 2017 NFL Draft, and it was good news for the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs were awarded four additional picks:

Third round – No. 104 overall

Fifth round – No. 182 overall

Sixth round – No. 218 overall

Sixth round – No. 220 overall

A look at noteworthy third round selections in franchise history.

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 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."

For the Chiefs, the following players were part of the formula that led to the acquisition of the picks this year.

Lost: OL Jeff Allen, DB Tyvon Branch, QB Chase Daniel, CB Sean Smith, OL Donald Stephenson

Gained: OL Mitchell Schwartz

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One change this year is, for the first time, these compensatory picks can be traded, which adds even more intrigue to teams moving around the board leading up to and during the draft.

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

YEAR

POS

NAME

COLLEGE

ROUND

OVERALL

2015

CB

Steve Nelson

Oregon State

3rd

98

2015

LB

D.J. Alexander

Oregon State

5th

172

2015

TE

James O'Shaughnessy

Illinois State

5th

173

2015

DL

Rakeem Nunez-Roches

Southern Miss

6th

217

2013

RB

Knile Davis

Arkansas

3rd

96

2013

FB

Braden Wilson

Kansas State

6th

204

2011

DL

Jerrell Powe

Mississippi

6th

199

2009

K

Ryan Succop

South Carolina

7th

256

2005

P

Dustin Colquitt

Tennessee

3rd

99

2003

DB

Willie Pile

Virginia Tech

7th

252

2001

DL

Terdell Sands

UT Chattanooga

7th

243

2000

DB

Pat Dennis

Louisiana Monroe

5th

162

1998

FB

Ernest Blackwell

Missouri

7th

224

1997

RB

June Henley

Kansas 

5th

163

1997

WR

Isaac Byrd

Kansas

6th

214

1996

DB

Darrell Williams

Tennessee State

7th

245

1995

LB

Jerrot Willard

California

5th

164

1995

DL

Bryan Proby

Arizona State

6th

202

1995

OL

Tom Barndt

Pittsburgh

6th

207

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