KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The NFL released its list of compensatory selections in the 2020 NFL Draft but the Chiefs won’t hold one of the additional choices awarded to teams based on free agents lost during the 2019 offseason.
That leaves the Chiefs sitting with five selections in this year’s draft, one in each of the first five rounds.
The Chiefs lost four qualifying free agents in the 2019 offseason: center Mitch Morse, cornerback Steven Nelson, wide receiver Chris Conley and tight end Demetrius Harris. But the club also gained four qualifying free agents of their own in safety Tyrann Mathieu, defensive end Alex Okafor, linebacker Damien Wilson and cornerback Bashaud Breeland. That effectively canceled out any opportunity the Chiefs had to pick up a compensatory selection.
The Chiefs draft picks set for the 2020 NFL Draft are as follows:
- First round, No. 32
- Second round, No. 31 (acquired from San Francisco in exchange for edge rusher Dee Ford)
- Third round, No. 32
- Fourth round, No. 32
- Fifth round, No. 32
The Chiefs traded their original second-round selection to Seattle as part of the packaged in acquiring defensive end Frank Clark. The club also traded their sixth-round choice to the New York Jets for linebacker Darron Lee and their seventh-round selection to Miami for safety Jordan Lucas.
The 2020 NFL Draft is set to take place April 23-25 in Las Vegas.