Chiefs Awarded Two Compensatory Picks in 2021 NFL Draft


Courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs picked up two additional draft selections on Wednesday afternoon as the National Football League awarded the defending AFC champions with selections in the fourth and fifth rounds of the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft.

Compensatory picks are allotted to teams who lost significant free agents the year prior and are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. In total, the league awarded 36 selections to 17 teams this year.

That list of teams this offseason includes the Chiefs, who now own the No. 144 and No. 181 overall picks. The news pushes Kansas City’s total number of selections over the course of draft weekend to eight, as the Chiefs have a pick in each of the first three rounds, two fourth round picks, two fifth round picks and a sixth-round pick.

The 2021 NFL Draft kicks off on April 29 and will continue over the course of three days.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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