Chiefs receive three compensatory picks for 2023 NFL Draft


(610 Sports) – The NFL handed out a total of 37 compensatory draft selections for the 2023 NFL Draft to 16 teams on Thursday. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs were awarded three of those, one in the third round, one in the sixth round and one in the seventh round.

The Chiefs third-round comp pick – no. 37th overall – is a result of the team losing executive Ryan Poles to the Chicago Bears to be the team's general manager. Kansas City also received a third-round selection in the 2022 draft due to Poles departure.

It should be noted that the Chiefs have already traded away this year's third-round compensatory pick to the New York Giants in the team's trade for wide receiver Kadarius Toney during the 2022 season, along with the Chiefs own sixth-round pick in this year's draft.

Kansas City received the sixth and seventh-round compensatory picks as a result of the team losing more assets than they acquired in the previous season's free-agency period, which makes them eligible to receive those compensatory draft picks.

Those picks are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL management council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

All of the picks fall within the third and seventh rounds. Kansas City was one of just five teams to receive a third-round selection in the process.

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