The NFL owners meetings are underway right now in Florida and soon we will learn which teams will receive compensatory draft picks based on their free agency losses in 2009. Bob Gretz has a list of teams likely to pick up extra picks and Kansas City isn’t among them, though based on their past selections that might not be such a bad thing.
Expect Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Carolina and New England to receive the most choices. If the Chiefs qualify, and it doesn’t appear on the surface that they do – it would likely be for nothing higher than a seventh-round choice. But again, that’s just a guess.
Here’s a list of the previous compensatory picks the Chiefs have received over the years:
|2009||7||256||Ryan Succop||K||South Carolina|
|2003||7||252||Willie Pile||S||Virginia Tech|
|1996||7||245||Darrell Williams||DB||Tennessee State|
Obviously Succop as “Mr. Irrelevant” and Colquitt jump out, but beyond that there’s nothing to get excited about on that list. However, one — or six — failed late round pick doesn’t mean the next one won’t be as successful as Succop was last season. With it looking more and more like the Chiefs current slate of picks ending after the 5th round, it would be nice to pick up a selection in the final two rounds without having to give up a future pick.