Here’s All Nine of the Chiefs’ Selections in the 2022 NFL Draft


The Chiefs were awarded two compensatory picks on Tuesday afternoon

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By Matt McMullen –

The National Football League awarded two compensatory picks to the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, officially setting the selection order for the 2022 NFL Draft.

Here’s a look at the Chiefs’ nine selections:

  • No. 30 overall (Round 1)
  • No. 62 overall (Round 2)
  • No. 94 overall (Round 3)
  • No. 103 overall (Round 3)*
  • No. 135 overall (Round 4)
  • No. 233 overall (Round 7)
  • No. 243 overall (Round 7)
  • No. 251 overall (Round 7)
  • No. 259 overall (Round 7)*
  • * Denotes a compensatory pick

Compensatory picks are allotted to teams that lost significant free agents the year prior and are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. Additionally, in an effort to promote equal employment opportunities in the NFL, compensatory selections are also awarded to the previous team of a minority employee who has been hired by another team as its head coach or primary football executive (general manager).

The Chiefs received one compensatory selection via each of those avenues for this year’s draft. In total, the league awarded 39 selections to 16 teams this year.

The 2022 NFL Draft kicks off on April 28 and will continue over the course of three days.

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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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