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Chiefs Pick Up Additional Sixth Round Selection

Posted Mar 25, 2011

Kansas City was awarded a compensatory draft pick after losing Wade Smith to free agency last off-season

The NFL has awarded 23 teams compensatory draft choices in the 2011 NFL Draft. Kansas City is one of those clubs.

The Chiefs will pick up an additional sixth-round pick this April, selecting at 199th overall (the 34th pick in the sixth round).

The Chiefs were awarded the additional pick after losing versatile offensive lineman Wade Smith to Houston as an unrestricted free agent last off-season. Smith started all 16 games for the Texans in 2010.

Compensatory picks, sandwiched within the third through seventh rounds, are determined by a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires the previous year.

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 the formula.

Since compensatory selections came into existence in 1994, the Chiefs have received 13 additional picks. The last time that the Chiefs were awarded a compensatory pick, Ryan Succop was selected 256th overall (Mr. Irrelevant) in 2009.

Ironically, the other half of the Chiefs kicking tandem came via a compensatory pick in 2005 when Dustin Colquitt was selected in the third round at 99th overall.

Maybe pick #199 carries a little mojo for Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli? New England drafted All-Pro QB Tom Brady with the 199th pick via a compensatory selection in 2000. Pioli was New England's Assistant Director of Player Personnel at the time.

The following 2011 draft picks were determined by the NFL Management Council:

 

 

ROUND CHOICE/

 

ROUND

OVERALL SELECTION

TEAM

3

33-97

 

Carolina

4

33-130

 

Tennessee

 

34-131

 

Green Bay

5

33-164

 

Baltimore

 

34-165

 

Baltimore

6

33-198

 

New York Giants

 

34-199

 

Kansas City

 

35-200

 

Minnesota

 

36-201

 

San Diego

 

37-202

 

New York Giants

 

38-203

 

Carolina

7

33-233

 

San Diego

 

34-234

 

Miami

 

35-235

 

Minnesota

 

36-236

 

Philadelphia

 

37-237

 

Tampa Bay

 

38-238

 

San Francisco

 

39-239

 

Philadelphia

 

40-240

 

Oakland

 

41-241

 

Seattle

 

42-242

 

New Orleans

 

43-243

 

Carolina

 

44-244

 

Buffalo

 

45-245

 

Cincinnati

 

46-246

 

Denver

 

47-247

 

Cleveland

 

48-248

 

Arizona

 

49-249

 

San Francisco

 

50-250

 

Tennessee

 

51-251

 

Dallas

 

52-252

 

Washington

 

53-253

 

Houston

 

The following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed last year by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2011 NFL Draft:

 

BALTIMORE

Lost:

Justin Bannan, Dwan Edwards

 

CAROLINA

Lost:

A.J. Feeley, Julius Peppers

 

GREEN BAY

Lost:

Aaron Kampman

 

KANSAS CITY

Lost:

Wade Smith

 

MIAMI

Lost:

Nathan Jones, Jason Taylor

Signed:

Karlos Dansby

 

MINNESOTA

Lost:

Artis Hicks, Chester Taylor

 

NEW ORLEANS

Lost:

Scott Fujita

Signed:

Jimmy Wilkerson

 

NEW YORK GIANTS

Lost:

David Carr, Fred Robbins

 

OAKLAND

Lost:

Cornell Green

Signed:

Kyle Boller

 

PHILADELPHIA

Lost:

Jason Babin, Sean Jones

 

 

 

SAN DIEGO

Lost:

Brandon Manumaleuna, Kassim Osgood

 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO

Lost:

Arnaz Battle, Tony Pashos

Signed:

David Carr

 

SEATTLE

Lost:

Nate Burleson

Signed:

Ben Hamilton

 

TAMPA BAY

Lost:

Will Allen, Jimmy Wilkerson

Signed:

Sean Jones

 

TENNESSEE

Lost:

Alge Crumpler, Kyle Vanden Bosch

 

Signed:

Jason Babin

 

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