Kansas City Chiefs Draft Retrospective: 1998-2005

Last year around this time Chris revisted the 1998 through 2005 drafts by the Kansas City Chiefs. He went player-by-player, year-by-year and graded each draft pick and each overall draft.

In that time frame the Chiefs drafted 27 defensive players and 28 offensive players.

There's no new information here or anything in the way of "analysis".  With draft talk heating up, I thought this might be an interesting (or painful) topic worth revisiting.

We all know how "terrifying" the Chiefs defense has been as of late so keep that in mind as you sift through the draft picks during this time period.

So click through and agree or disagree with Chris' grades, wallow in our drafting ineptitude for the last decade and think about how low the bar has been set for Scott Pioli and his first draft with the Chiefs.

1998 Draft  (Overall - C-)

  • Round 1 (27, 27) - Victor Riley, Auburn, T - C+
  • Round 3 (27, 88) - Rashaan Shehee, Washington, RB - D
  • Round 4 (28, 120) - Greg Favors, Mississippi State, LB - C-
  • Round 5 (5, 128) - Robert Williams, North Carolina, DB - C-
  • Round 6 (28, 181) - Derrick Ransom, Cincinnati, DE - B+
  • Round 7 (27, 216) - Eric Warfield, Nebraska, DB - A-
  • Round 7 (35, 224) - Ernest Blackwell, Missouri, RB (Compensatory pick) - F

1999 Draft (Overall - B-)

  • Round 1 (14, 14) - John Tait, Brigham Young, T- A
  • Round 2 (23, 54) - Mike Cloud, Boston College, RB - D
  • Round 3 (14, 75) - Gary Stills, West Virginia, LB - B
  • Round 3 (23, 84) - Larry Atkins, UCLA, DB - D
  • Round 4 (13, 108) - Larry Parker, USC, WR - D+
  • Round 7 (14, 220) - Eric King, Richmond, G - F

2000 Draft (Overall - C+)

  • Round 1 (21, 21) - Sylvester Morris, Jackson State, WR - D-
  • Round 2 (23, 54) - William Bartee, Oklahoma, DB - C+
  • Round 3 (23, 85) - Greg Wesley, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, DB - B
  • Round 4 (21, 115) - Frank Moreau, Louisville, RB - C-
  • Round 5 (24, 153) - Dante Hall, Texas A&M, RB - A
  • Round 5 (33, 162) - Patrick Dennis, Louisiana-Monroe, DB - C
  • Round 6 (22, 188) - Darnell Alford, Boston College, G - D
  • Round 7 (2, 208) - Desmond Kitchings, Furman, WR - F

2001 Draft (Overall - C)

  • Round 3, #75 overall, DT Eric Downing - C-
  • Round 3, #77 overall, WR Marvin Minnis - D
  • Round 4, #107 overall, LB Monty Beisel - B
  • Round 4, #108 overall, RB George Layne - F
  • Round 5, #141 overall, TE Billy Baber - C
  • Round 5, #150 overall, RB Derrick Blaylock - B+
  • Round 6, #176 overall, G Alex Sulfsted - F
  • Round 7, #212 overall, DB Shaunard Harts - B+
  • Round 7, #243 overall, DT Terdell Sands - F

2002 Draft (Overall - D)

  • Round 1, #6 overall, DT Ryan Sims - F
  • Round 2, #43 overall, DT Eddie Freeman - F
  • Round 4, #107 overall, FB Omar Easy - D+
  • Round 5, #143 overall, LB Scott Fujita - B+
  • Round 7, #221 overall, LB Maurice Rodriguez - F

2003 Draft (Overall - C+)

  • Round 1, #27 overall, RB Larry Johnson - A
  • Round 2, #47 overall, LB Kawika Mitchell -B
  • Round 3, #92 overall, DB Julian Battle - D
  • Round 4, #113 overall, T Brett Williams - F
  • Round 5, #153 overall, T Jordan Black - C-
  • Round 6, #189 overall, DE Jimmy Wilkerson - B-
  • Round 7, #230 overall, DT Montique Sharpe - D+
  • Round 7, #252, DB Willie Pile - C+

2004 Draft (Overall - D)

  • Round 2, #36 overall, DT Junior Siavii - F
  • Round 2, #61 overall, TE Kris Wilson - D+
  • Round 3, #93 overall, LB Keyaron Fox - C+
  • Round 4, #105 overall, WR Samie Parker - C
  • Round 4, #126 overall, DE Jared Allen - A+
  • Round 6, #195 overall, WR Jeris McIntyre - D
  • Round 7, #231 overall, T Kevin Sampson - D

2005 Draft (Overall - B-)

  • Round 1, #15 overall, LB Derrick Johnson - A
  • Traded Round 2 Pick for Pat Surtain - A-
  • Round 3, #99 overall, P Dustin Colquitt - A
  • Round 5, #138 overall, LB Boomer Grigsby; #147 overall, CB Alphonso Hodge - C
  • Round 6, #187 overall, OG Will Svitek; #199, DE Khari Long - C
  • Round 7, #229 overall, QB James Killian; #238 overall, T Jeremy Parquet - C

Below is the total list of players drafted during this span. 27 went to defense, 28 went to offense and 2 went to special teams.

Total LB DT/DE DB/S T/G/C WR/TE RB QB ST
57 9 9 10 11 8 8 1 2

This debacle was orchestrated by the previous regime. By all indications, Scott Pioli will do much better than this.

 

 

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