Kansas City Chiefs NFL Draft Successes: No. 10 CB Kevin Ross

KANSAS CITY MO - JANUARY 09: A view of pre-game ceremonies prior to the Kansas City Chiefs playing the Baltimore Ravens in their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9 2011 in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Arrowhead Pride has teamed up with Bud Light to bring you the top Kansas City Chiefs NFL draft successes and busts. We kick off the top successes with CB Kevin Ross but we would love your opinion on who else to include in this countdown, so please vote in the poll and list players in the comments. 

When you talk about success in the NFL Draft, that can mean a number of things. A success could be picking a future Hall of Famer with a first round pick; finding that mid-round player who develops into a 12+ year contributor for your team; or a success could be finding a diamond in the rough.

CB Kevin Ross was a diamond in the rough for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 7th round of the 1984 NFL Draft.

Coming out of Temple, Ross was told that he could be selected as high as the fourth round in the '84 NFL Draft. But as time wound down, Ross found himself without a team as the 7th round began. 

Five picks into the seventh round and 173 picks into the overall draft, the Kansas City Chiefs drafted Kevin Ross, the first Philadelphia-area football player to be drafted into the NFL.

Ross started from his rookie season on. His durability is actually pretty ridiculous. Ross started 144 of the 156 games he played in as a Chief and he never started fewer than 11 games in a season. He spent 11 seasons in Kansas City. 

The Chiefs had drafted another CB the year before - Albert Lewis. Ross and Lewis would go on to be one of the most powerful cornerback tandems in NFL history, with the NFL Network giving the pair props by including them in there Top 10 Corner Tandems of All Time. He will also be joining the Chiefs Hall of Fame.

Kevin Ross finished his career in Kansas City with 30 interceptions, 6 forced fumbles and 827 tackles. 

For a 7th round pick, that's pretty damn good value. Which is why Kevin Ross is the 10th best draft pick in Kansas City Chiefs history. 

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