Looks like the Chiefs picked up an interesting compensatory pick today — the very last pick in the draft, aka Mr. Irrelevant. Dismiss it if you will, but Marques Colston was once a pick away from being Mr. Irrelevant himself. From MLive.com:
The Kansas City Chiefs got the final pick of the draft at No. 256.
Teams who the NFL determines have a net loss of players in the previous season – in terms of quantity and quality – are eligible to receive extra picks in the draft.
However, the Lions were not awarded any compensatory picks based on the compensatory pick formula. Detroit and Kansas City were each given a compensatory pick based on the 2009 draft selection order.
By rule, two additional picks are awarded at the end of the seventh round to bring the total number of compensatory selections to 32, equaling the number of NFL clubs.
As bad as we’ve been, I’ll take all the draft picks we can get! Yes, even Mr. Irrelevant. Especially with The Pioli Trinity now making the draft decisions.