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Insider Blog: No Compensatory Picks for KC

Posted Mar 22, 2010

K Ryan Succop was selected with a compensatory draft pick in 2009

Mr. Irrelevant won’t be coming back to Kansas City in 2010. Don’t fear, Ryan Succop will return for the Chiefs, but a compensatory draft pick this April will not.

The NFL announced compensatory draft picks this evening without Kansas City on the list. A total of 32 compensatory choices were awarded to 19 teams. The compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds and are based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

Under terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. Ultimately, compensatory picks are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by the formula.

Three clubs this year (Oakland, Miami and Tampa Bay) will each receive a compensatory pick even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents last year. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents lost by these clubs were ranked higher than the ones they signed (by a specified point differential based upon salary and performance).

Thirty compensatory picks were awarded to clubs based upon the compensatory pick formula. By rule, two additional choices were awarded at the end of the seventh round to bring the total number of compensatory selections to 32, equaling the number of NFL clubs. The two additional picks were awarded to St. Louis and Detroit based upon the 2010 draft selection order.

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

ROUND CHOICE/

ROUND

OVERALL SELECTION

TEAM

3

33-96

Cincinnati

3

34-97

Tennessee

3

35-98

Atlanta

4

33-131

Cincinnati

5

33-164

Pittsburgh

5

34-165

Atlanta

5

35-166

Pittsburgh

5

36-167

Minnesota

5

37-168

San Diego

5

38-169

Green Bay

6

33-202

Carolina

6

34-203

Jacksonville

6

35-204

Carolina

6

36-205

New England

6

37-206

San Francisco

6

38-207

Tennessee

7

33-240

Indianapolis

7

34-241

Tennessee

7

35-242

Pittsburgh

7

36-243

Philadelphia

7

37-244

Philadelphia

7

38-245

Seattle

7

39-246

Indianapolis

7

40-247

New England

7

41-248

New England

7

42-249

Carolina

7

43-250

New England

7

44-251

Oakland

7

45-252

Miami

7

46-253

Tampa Bay

7

47-254

St. Louis

7

48-255

Detroit

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