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Chiefs Awarded No Compensatory Draft Picks in 2012

Posted Mar 26, 2012

Kansas City's free agent acquisitions outweighed free agent loss in 2011

The NFL Management Council awarded 32 compensatory draft picks to 15 NFL teams on Monday. As expected, the Chiefs were not one of the clubs awarded a compensatory pick for the 2012 NFL Draft.

Compensatory draft picks are awarded through a formula determining the net loss of compensatory free agents from the prior season. Teams losing more (or better) free agents than it acquired in the previous year are eligible for compensatory draft picks.

The Chiefs lost defensive linemen Ron Edwards and Shaun Smith through unrestricted free agency last summer.

Edwards signed a three-year, $8.25 million with the Panthers, but missed all of last season after suffering a torn triceps in training camp. Smith, who signed a three-year contract worth $7.25 million with the Titans, started six games and recorded 25 tackles, with one sack last season.

Kansas City saw significant playing time from unrestricted free-agent signees Steve Breaston, Le’Ron McClain, Amon Gordon and Sabby Piscitelli last season.

The compensatory draft slot formula is determined based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.

Players who are cut, or not tendered as restricted free agents or exclusive rights free agents, are not counted in the compensatory pick formula. Players earning minimum salaries also do not count in the formula. Each signee cancels out a lost player.

Under the formula, players like Brian Waters and Kelly Gregg would not count because they were released prior to entering free agency.

The recent signings of Chiefs free agents Brandon Carr, Kyle Orton and Le’Ron McClain will factor toward compensatory selections in 2013. Eric Winston, Stanford Routt and Kevin Boss won’t count against the Chiefs next season because they were released by their respective teams prior to entering free agency.

Kansas City received a sixth-round compensatory draft pick last year after losing offensive lineman Wade Smith to the Texans in 2010. The Chiefs selected nose tackle Jerrell Powe 199th overall with the compensatory selection.

The Chiefs have received a total of 13 compensatory draft picks since the formula was installed in 1994. Those 13 picks rank 25th among the NFL’s 32 teams. Baltimore holds the most compensatory draft picks with 33 picks awarded over the last 19 seasons.

Chiefs All-Time Compensatory Draft Picks (13)

2011 – NT Jerrell Powe, Ole Miss (6th round, 199th overall)

2009 – K Ryan Succop, South Carolina (7th round, 256th overall)

2005 – P Dustin Colquitt, Tennessee (3rd round, 99th overall)

2003 – S Willie Pile, Virginia Tech (7th round, 252nd overall)

2001 – DT Terdell Sands, UT-Chattanooga (7th round, 243rd overall)

2000 – CB Pat Dennis, Louisiana-Monroe (5th round, 162nd overall)

1998 – FB Ernest Blackwell, Missouri (7th round, 224th overall)

1997 – RB June Henley, Kansas (5th round, 163rd overall)

1997 – WR Isaac Byrd, Kansas (6th round, 195th overall)

1996 – DB/KR Darrell Williams, Tennessee State (7th round, 245th overall)

1995 – LB Jerrott Willard, California (5th round, 164th overall)

1995 – DT Bryan Proby, Arizona State (6th round, 202nd overall)

1995 – DT/G Tom Barndt, Pittsburgh (6th round, 207th overall)

The following 2012 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council:

 

ROUND CHOICE/

 

ROUND

OVERALL SELECTION

TEAM

3

33-95

 

Oakland

4

33-128

 

Minnesota

 

34-129

 

Oakland

 

35-130

 

Baltimore

 

36-131

 

New York Giants

 

37-132

 

Green Bay

 

38-133

 

Green Bay

 

39-134

 

Minnesota

 

40-135

 

Dallas

5

33-168

 

Oakland

 

34-169

 

Baltimore

 

35-170

 

Indianapolis

6

33-202

 

New York Jets

 

34-203

 

New York Jets

 

35-204

 

Cleveland

 

36-205

 

Cleveland

 

37-206

 

Indianapolis

 

38-207

 

Carolina

7

33-240

 

Pittsburgh

 

34-241

 

Green Bay

 

35-242

 

New York Jets

 

36-243

 

Green Bay

 

37-244

 

New York Jets

 

38-245

 

Cleveland

 

39-246

 

Pittsburgh

 

40-247

 

Cleveland

 

41-248

 

Pittsburgh

 

42-249

 

Atlanta

 

43-250

 

San Diego

 

44-251

 

Buffalo

 

45-252

 

St. Louis

 

46-253

 

Indianapolis

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