Princeton linebacker Mike Catapano and California (PA) center Eric Kush are now officially Kansas City Chiefs. The (other) AP's Dave Skretta and the KC Star's Adam Teicher report that both players agreed with the Chiefs on their rookie contracts. Kush was the team's sixth round pick, 170th overall. Catapano was the Chiefs seventh round pick, 207th overall and the Chiefs last pick of the draft.
Kush is an athletic center who many teams had pegged as a "sleeper pick", according to Andy Reid. He'll get the "project" label coming in as a late round pick from a school not known for producing NFL players. For you football nerds out there, here are some highlights (yes, center highlights). Here's what we know about Kush.
Catapano played defensive end at Princeton but he transitions to outside linebacker with the Chiefs. He looks to play a reserve role for the Chiefs with Tamba Hali and Justin Houston at outside linebacker. He's also a special teams candidate. Here's what we know about Catapano.
These are the first two Chiefs draft picks to sign. Teams across the league are already signing plenty of picks. The Detroit Lions, for example, just wrapped up their entire draft class, including fifth overall pick Ezekiel Ansah. The rest of the Chiefs picks should be coming soon.
The Chiefs now have six picks unsigned.
1 (1): OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
3 (63) TE Travis Kelce, Cincinnati
3 (96) RB Knile Davis, Arkansas
4 (99) LB Nico Johnson, Alabama
5 (134)CB Sanders Commings, Georgia
6 (170) C Eric Kush, California (PA)
6 (204) FB Braden Wilson, Kansas State
7 (207) DE Mike Catapano, Princeton