Kansas City Chiefs 2014 draft picks as high school recruits

Steve Dykes

Among the KC Chiefs six 2014 NFL Draft picks, Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas was the star of the high school recruiting scene. Take a look at how the Chiefs draft picks were rated as high school recruits. More: Chiefs players as high school recruits

LB Dee Ford: 3-star

6'2, 190-pound linebacker

"A year ago, Ford didn't think he'd be playing football in college, much less in the SEC. But after an evaluation visit from a former Tiger coach as well as a very impressive standout performance at a camp, Ford picked up an offer from Auburn and didn't waste any time accepting it. After committing, he turned from recruit to recruiter and is still doing the same today." -Rivals

CB Phillip Gaines: 2-star

6'0, 165 pound cornerback

"Converse (Texas) Judson defensive back Phillip Gaines has a lot of qualities that any school would love to have. As a cornerback he is big at 6-foot-0, 170 pounds. He is fast and has been clocked at sub-4.5 speed. He is also smart with a 3.7 GPA and fantastic test scores. Now, he is an Owl." -Rivals

RB De'Anthony Thomas: 5-star

5'8, 160-pound athlete

"Should play early in his career because he is dangerous in space and is the ultimate homerun threat. Even if he ends up on the defensive side of the ball, which will take longer for him to crack the lineup, he will get chances to touch the ball either on special teams or designed plays." -Rivals

The recruitment of DAT was a big one as a five-star recruit. This is from when he was wavering between USC and Oregon:

The rumor of the day on Sunday was that Thomas had de-committed from USC and committed to Oregon after visiting Eugene. The rumors were, and continue to be, just that, but there's plenty of speculation he could end up in the Northwest, at either Washington or Oregon.

And then there's this photo (via Swag Sports).

That's Thomas on the right, rocking the Oregon gear, standing next to Snoop Dogg's son. What's it mean? Who knows, but perhaps he just likes the green and highlighter look. There's also no time-stamp, meaning the picture could've been taken minutes ago or years ago. We don't know the background, but it's interesting nonetheless.

QB Aaron Murray: 4-star

6'0, 198-pound quarterback

"I want to go somewhere that is going to challenge me on the field and off the field academic wise and they are going to make sure that you are going to class and that your grades are up, and that is something I want. They are going to make sure that part is done and that made me and my family happy." -Rivals

G Zach Fulton: 3-star

6'4, 306-pound guard

"SpartanMag.com asked Fulton what teams are saying as far as scholarship offers, have any pulled the trigger yet? "They are all saying the same thing," he said. "They want me to get my academics straight and then they will offer me."" -Rivals

OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: ???

I don't see him listed. He played in Canada so that's probably why.

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