History of NFL Compensatory Draft Picks

Who have the Chiefs selected with compensatory picks in the past?

Since the NFL began giving out compensatory picks in 1994, the Kansas City Chiefs have been awarded 15 picks, which ranks 25th in the NFL.

The Baltimore Ravens have been awarded the most during that time with 41.

Here's an explanation of what compensatory draft picks are:

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 number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.

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.

View the top photos of running back Knile Davis from 2014.

Last year in free agency, the Chiefs lost Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz, Jon Asamoah, Tyson Jackson, Dexter McCluster, Akeem Jordan, Kendrick Lewis and Quintin Demps.

They brought in Vance Walker, Joe Mays, Jeff Linkenbach and Chris Owens.

The compensatory picks for the upcoming draft will be announced at the NFL Annual Meeting in Arizona.

Of all the compensatory picks, the most famous is New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Arguably the best postseason quarterback in NFL history with four Super Bowl championships, he was a nice selection for the Patriots in the sixth-round of the 2000 draft.

Linebacker Mike Vrabel (Pittsburgh, Round 3, Pick No. 91 overall, 1997) and receiver Derrick Alexander (Cleveland, Round 1, Pick No. 29 overall, 1994) are two notable compensatory picks that played for the Chiefs at some point in their careers.

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Vrabel had 101 tackles for the Chiefs in his two seasons in Kansas City (2009-10). Alexander spent four seasons with the Chiefs (1998-2001) and still holds the all-time Chiefs record for yards receiving in a season with 1,391 in 2000.

Here are the 15 compensatory draft selections for the Chiefs since 1994:

Year

Position

Name

College

Round

Overall

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

The two highest awarded picks were in 2005 and 2013, Dustin Colquitt (No. 99 overall) and Knile Davis (No. 96 overall), and they're the only two of the 15 that are still on the Chiefs roster.

Here's a list of how many compensatory picks each NFL team has been awarded since 1994.

Summary of NFL Compensatory Draft picks, 1994-2014

Baltimore Ravens

41

Dallas Cowboys

33

Green Bay Packers

33

Philadelphia Eagles

30

Tennessee Titans

30

St. Louis Rams

30

Pittsburgh Steelers

29

New England Patriots

27

Buffalo Bills

26

New York Giants

23

San Francisco 49ers

23

Cincinatti Bengals

22

Indianapolis Colts

20

Seattle Seahawks

20

Detroit Lions

19

Jacksonville Jaguars

19

Atlanta Falcons

18

San Diego Chargers

18

Tampa Bay Buccanneers

18

Chicago Bears

17

Miami Dolphins

17

Minnesota Vikings

17

Oakland Raiders

17

Arizona Cardinals

16

Kansas City Chiefs

15

Carolina Panthers

14

New York Jets

13

Washington Redskins

12

New Orleans Saints

10

Denver Broncos

9

Houston Texans

9

Cleveland Browns

6

TOTAL

651

The Chiefs should be adding to that total this season.

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