Kansas City Chiefs: Updated 2015 Draft Order And Pool Projections


Sep 14, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (34) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has announced that the Kansas City Chiefs will be awarded four compensatory picks in the 2015 draft: a third-rounder (98th overall), two fifth-rounders (172nd, 173rd) and a sixth-rounder (217th).

Overall, on the heels of the Ben Grubbs trade, John Dorsey now has 10 picks at his disposal.

Here is the Chiefs’ updated draft order:

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Right now, Spotrac projects that the club is $2.97 million under the cap. However, the site also estimates that Kansas City will need to set $6.37 million aside to sign this year’s rookie class, assuming no trades take place.

In other words, based on those numbers, Dorsey would need to free up $3.4 million to afford all 10 selections.

Combing the roster for (potential) cuts only yields one obvious choice: Chase Daniel. Excluding Tyler Bray, the depth chart already hosts four quarterbacks, and parting ways with the backup would grant the team $3.8 million in cap relief.

Regardless, even if the Chiefs go a different route in making ends meet, stringing Daniel along is pointless.

Dorsey’s history with compensatory picks is as erratic as it is brief. While Kansas City’s GM didn’t acquire any in 2014, he received two—a third-rounder and sixth-rounder—in the year prior. The first was used on Knile Davis; the second was used on Braden Wilson.

Over the course of two years, Davis has, including the postseason, recorded 15 total touchdowns. Wilson, on the other hand, became the first 2013 draftee to be cut.

Draft information provided by Spotrac.

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