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Anyone remember Darren Mickell?

Darren Mickell #92 here with the San Diego Chargers

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The Chiefs only supplemental draft choice in history was Darren Mickell. In 1992 in the second round we selected the Defensive End out of Florida. Mickell played in the Red and Gold from 1992 to 1995 before moving on to the Saints (1996-1999), Chargers (2000), and Raiders (2001).

Here is his career line with the Chiefs:

Def InterceptionsFumblesTackles
YearAgeTmPosNo.GGSSkIntYdsTDLngPDFFFmbFRYdsTDTklAstSftyAV
1992 22 KAN 92 1 0 1 0
1993 23 KAN 92 16 1 1.0 2 0 1 0 0 21 2
1994 24 KAN RDE 92 16 13 7.0 4 0 1 0 0 35 3 7
1995 25 KAN rde 92 12 6 5.5 2 0 1 0 0 14 3 5


4 yrs KAN 45 20 13.5 8 0 3 0 0 71 6 14

His best year obviously came in 1994 where he started 13 games and had 7 sacks and 4 forced fumbles. So the old saying has to remain true here as well, not only with regular draft picks, even supplemental draft choices take at least 3 seasons to mature along the Defensive Line.

Since 1977 the NFL has held the supplemental draft for college players who didn't enter the regular NFL Draft for whatever reason. Since 2009 only 38 players have been drafted in the supplemental draft and Darren Mickell was the only Chief supplemental draft pick.

There once was a little controversy surrounding the supplemental draft and a guy named Bernie Kosar.

The 1985 Supplemental Draft was particularly controversial. Bernie Kosar of the University of Miami earned his academic degree a year early but did not enter the regular draft that year. Rather than finish his eligibility at Miami, he entered into talks with his favorite team, the Cleveland Browns. They advised Kosar to delay his professional eligibility until after the regular draft. They then traded for the right to choose first in the Supplemental Draft. This angered many teams, notably the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, who had expressed interest in choosing him in that season's regular draft. Many of today's Supplemental Draft rules aim at preventing a recurrence of this incident.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_Draft

In 1984 in addition to the supplemental draft the NFL held an "additional" draft for USFL and CFL players. Out of 224 available players the NFL teams only selected 84. Our Chiefs selected 3 anyone remember who they were?

Round 1 pick 5: Mark Adickes OT (went on to win the Superbowl with the Redskins)

Round 2 pick 33: Lupe Sanchez QB

Round 3 pick 61: Garcia Lane CB

Now I know the NFL Draft is obviously what everyone on here waits for in the offseason. With the United Football League, Arena Football League and even the Canadian Football League gaining steam due to the potential of a NFL Lockout in 2011 I thought everyone on here would like to know about these different drafts.

Ultimately its every players goal to make it to the big times in the NFL, so pay attention to the upstart UFL and maybe one day someone in there is going to make it with the Chiefs, so far our only supplemental pick Darren Mickell didn't turn out so bad for us did he?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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