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Recent History Indicates the Chiefs Won't Draft a Linebacker with the #3 Pick

Here is a better conversation starter than my lame post from earlier this morning.

Here's little statistical data for those of you arguing against the Kansas City Chiefs drafting Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry with the #3 overall pick.

Walter Football was kind enough to put together a chart of the top three picks since 1998 by position.

NFL Draft Year
No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
2008
OT
DE
QB
2007
QB
WR
OT
2006
DE
RB
QB
2005
QB
RB
WR
2004
QB
OT
WR
2003
QB
WR
WR
2002
QB
DE
QB
2001
QB
OT
DT
2000
DE
OLB
OT
1999
QB
QB
QB
1998
QB
QB
DE

And for those that don't want to do the work of adding up the number of times each position was taken with those picks, here you go:

Position
Amount
QBs
14
RBs
2
WRs
5
TEs
0
OTs
5
G/C
0
DEs
5
DTs
1
LBs
1
DBs
0

This post from Walter Football was actually done in response to questions about why the crew there didn't have Aaron Curry being drafted by the Chiefs in their mock draft. This data was one of the main reasons the staff there chose Mark Sanchez for the Chiefs.

We're going to roll out the Mock Draft Tracker later today hopefully so make sure you stick around for that.

DJ talked about this same topic a few weeks ago.