Kansas City Chiefs NFL Draft Busts: No. 4 Justin Medlock And No. 3 Ryan Sims

Arrowhead Pride has teamed up with Bud Light (Give 'em a like on Facebook here) to bring you the top ten biggest draft busts in Kansas City Chiefs history. We continue with No. 4 and No. 3...

As we get closer to the 2011 NFL Draft start time this evening, we're going to be finishing up our Bud Light Draft Bust series with two more posts. This morning, I present to you the No. 4 and No. 3 biggest draft busts in Kansas City Chiefs history: K Justin Medlock and DT Ryan Sims.

Now, I already know what you're thinking: Justin Medlock is No. 4 on this list? Yes, and here's why. Medlock was the first player taken at his position (kicker) in the 2007 NFL draft, in the fifth round, and he didn't last past Week 1 of the regular season. 

The Kansas City Chiefs didn't get a poor season or poor half of a season out of their fifth round pick. They got a dismal preseason and one regular season game out of the guy. After going 3/6 in the 2007 preseason, and going 1-2 in Week 1 of the regular season, the Kansas City Chiefs cut Justin Medlock. 

What makes this draft pick sting even more is that 18 picks later, early in the sixth round, the Cleveland Browns Dallas Cowboys drafted eventual Pro Bowl kicker Nick Folk. Justin Medlock was a complete bust in every sense of the word for the Chiefs. 

After the jump, your favorite draft bust of the early 2000s makes an appearance....

In hindsight, it all made sense why Ryan Sims wouldn't pan out for the Kansas City Chiefs after being select No. 6 overall in the 2002 NFL Draft. Sims teammate on the defensive line at UNC was the No. 2 overall pick that year - Julius Peppers. Once Sims was separated from Peppers, it became clear whose talent was supporting the other on that Tar Heel defensive line.

Sims held out during training camp, a camp that shortened even further by injury. He never got off to a good start in Kansas City. 

Sims would go on to be a Chief for four NFL seasons. He would play in 59 games for KC, starting 36 of them. He only recorded 5 sacks in his time in Kansas City. 

Ryan Sims was the highest profile defensive draft bust of the Dick Vermeil era. Another one of Vermeil's defensive draft picks, Junior Siavii, made the list at No. 10.

More Chiefs' draft busts:

No. 10 - Junior Siavii

No. 9 - Sylvester Morris

No. 8 - Victor Riley

No. 7 - Paul Palmer

No. 6 - Harvey Williams

No. 5 - Percy Snow

No. 4 - Justin Medlock

No. 3 - Ryan Sims

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