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Shane Bannon Drafted In The Seventh Round By The Kansas City Chiefs

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Not Shane Bannon.
Not Shane Bannon.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have made their final, scheduled draft pick of the 2011 NFL Draft - Yale FB Shane Bannon. He was selected with the No. 223 overall pick.

The Kansas City Chiefs actually held a workout with Bannon in early April, so this pick isn't entirely out of the blue.

Described as a "combination player," Bannon is a fullback/halfback type of player who wasn't projected to be drafted. He had 13 catches last season and started every game.

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post has some quotes from Bannon's agent about his ability:

"The kid is a stud," Joe Linta, Bannon's agent, told the National Football Post. "I had never heard of the kid before a coach at Yale told me about him. He's a good looking kid, catches every pass, light feet and he's blowing up people on the film. He's got some position flexibility, too. He can play fullback or be an in-line tight end."

Another versatile pick, which should be probably the No. 1 characteristic with these late round picks. Bannon follows Yale teammate Bobby Abare, who was signed as undrafted free agent by Kansas City in 2009. Abare ultimately did not make the Chiefs' roster.

The Kansas City Chiefs' draft picks so far in the 2011 NFL draft are WR Jonathan Baldwin, C Rodney Hudson, LB Justin Houston, DE Allen Bailey, CB Jalil Brown, QB Ricky Stanzi, DE Gabe Miller, NT Jerrell Powe and FB Shane Bannon.

The Chiefs have completed their scheduled picks. We'll wait until the end of the draft to see if they make any more moves.