Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Awarded Two Compensatory Picks


The NFL announced which teams were awarded compensatory picks today and the Kansas City Chiefs received two picks. KC got a third-round pick, No. 96 overall and a sixth-round pick, No. 204 overall.

Here is a brief explanation of how compensatory picks are decided from NFL.com:

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.

We knew the Chiefs were likely to get a high pick for losing CB Brandon Carr last offseason. You can’t get a much higher compensatory pick than the Chiefs got here.

The high pick certainly has to be factored in when thinking about how the Chiefs will approach the draft. Compensatory picks can’t be traded but the fact that the Chiefs now know they have a late third/early fourth-round pick means they might be more willing to package the picks they can trade to move up into the second if they so desire. Remember, the Chiefs are without a second-round pick because of the Alex Smith trade.

The sixth-rounder could come from the loss of Kyle Orton and/or the loss of Barry Richardson, who despite not signing a large contract, ended up starting the 2012 season for the Rams.

What do you think, Addicts? How do the compensatory picks change the draft for the Chiefs?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/rnoe2 Robert Noe

    Well take all we can get lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005102554690 Jason Taylor

    Hope we make the trade with Miami, draft Fisher…lots of cap spaces, lots of low dollar draft picks…must hope we draft smart players. ILB… TE… DT…

    • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

      Fisher is going to go top 5. He will never be there at #12

      • Calchiefsfan

        I might be mistaken but I believe Jason means trading Alberts to Miami for their 2nd round pick and drafting Fisher #1.

      • Canad-Ian

        He’s talking about the 2nd for Albert rumor.

    • micah stephenson

      Why mia? They dont want GENO SMITH. If we dont get GENO SMITH, we cant let the raiders get him.

    • http://twitter.com/RusselAzul Russel Azul

      Why TE?

  • Danny W

    It can’t hurt. They may use it to move up into the second or back into the first who knows.

  • ladner morse

    The Chiefs could package their first 3rd round pick plus their 4th round pick and move up into the middle of the second. That likely gives them two players from this draft that they can start sooner than later. Then, the picks they’d have left would include: a late 3rd (#96- untradeable), an early 5th (#134), an early 6th (#170), late 6th (#204- untradeable), and an early 7th (#207).

    Let me know if I have that wrong… but, it still sounds like a very good set of draft picks even after trading the 2nd for AS.

  • Chris Tarrants

    Just imagine if we didn’t pull the trigger on the smith trade! We would potentially have 4 guys out of the first three rounds who would probably be starters not to mention we would have Geno Smith :)

    • Calchiefsfan

      We still might if we can work a trade with the Bills or Cards, plus maybe a high pick next year. Which will be a better year for QB’s anyway.

  • ladner morse

    For now, the Chiefs draft picks fall like this:

    #1 (1st Round)
    #34 (2nd Round- traded for Alex Smith)
    #63 (3rd Round- A)
    #96 (3rd Round- B, untradeable)
    #99 (4th Round)
    #134 (5th Round)
    #170 (6th Round- A)
    #204 (6th Round- B, untradeable)
    #207 (7th Round)

    • Stacy D. Smith

      Hopefully we’ll get action for 1.1 and regain the R2 pick.

      • sidibeke

        Curious to know your thought on this Stacy…How far back would you be willing to move in the first if we traded out?

        • Stacy D. Smith

          I’m hoping they’ll stay in the Top 10.

          • http://twitter.com/RusselAzul Russel Azul

            I would honestly love to trade down to 7-8 with AZ or BUF and then dangle it out there to TB who will want to leapfrog MIA for a corner. Imagine trading down twice. We could still get a top 3 DT or DE at 12, and have picked up at least two 2nds!

          • Stacy D. Smith

            Who do you take at 13?
            Patterson? Johnson? Warmack?

          • http://twitter.com/RusselAzul Russel Azul

            Personally Id love to get Patterson! His upside is close to that of megatron! Having said that, I dont see the Chiefs going in that direction, I’d guess that at 13 we would take Johnson or maybe take the BPA if Jarvis Jones is around. I know he’s not a need, but his upside is huge too

          • Stacy D. Smith

            That creates a logjam at WR. You have your starters and a #1 tied up in Baldwin. If you invest a higher R1 in Patterson, I’m not sure Baldwin gets the chance he deserves to develop.

          • http://twitter.com/RusselAzul Russel Azul

            I agree, I do see a lot of potential in Baldwin, he just needs some good coaching, something he will have now.

  • toperspective

    Now if the Chiefs could only trade back a few spots and still get the guy they want and score a draft pick or two.

  • KCtitleist11

    i like it! I’m really hoping for another LB, QB and Receiver from this draft. Maybe a couple D linemen too

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicholas.m.barnes.1 Nicholas Michael Barnes

    I think administration expected this as a good reason to give up the 2nd rounder to SF for Smith.

  • sidibeke

    Getting a 6th rnd for Richardson…seems criminal but I’ll take it.

    • ArrowFan

      Last year I would have LOL if someone even suggested we get a six round pick for Richardson.

  • micah stephenson

    After drafting GENO SMITH #1, I wonder will there b a good RT at our 3rd rd pick or will use it and our 4th to move up and get a nice RT. We need to get a MLB wit that compensary 3rd rd pk.

    • Brody Hall

      Not… Gonna… Happen…

    • berttheclock

      Middle line backer? So, while dreaming of Geno taking you to the prom, you really follow 3-4 defensive schemes, eh?

      • micah stephenson

        Uh yes I do keep up wit the 3-4. The 3-4 means you have 3 d lineman and 4 lbs. The NT is responsible for both A gaps and the DEs are responsible for the B and C gaps. The Sam OLB (or strong meaning to the strong side of the offense, the right side where the TE lines up) usually blitzes the C gap or drops into a zone or man. The Weak OLB does the same thing on the other side. The 2 MLBs strong and weak are responsible for the A and B gaps as well as drop into zone/man coverage. Sinse MLB J.Belcher killed himself and MLB B.Siler is a free agent, im not for sure if we have another MLB on the roster besides DJ. Why do you ask if I follow the 3-4?

  • Chris Payne

    We will trade the #1 pick away mark my words. Probably to buffalo or arizona. We will slide down pick up a 2nd round pick and get an extra 1st round pick next year. With the 7th or 8th pick we will take Fisher.

    • Steve Blank

      even if fisher is gone, the stud from Oklahoma will still be there

  • ArrowFan

    I wonder what we will get next year for the lose of Cassel:)

    • micah stephenson

      Lol. Im thinking we get an 8th rd pick at the most. :)