From Eric Fisher to Mike Catapano, the KC Chiefs 2013 NFL Draft class is in the fold. The Chiefs had the No. 1 overall pick and eight total picks in the 2013 NFL Draft. They did not trade any of them and made eight selections bringing eight new Chiefs to Kansas City.
In the first round, the Chiefs selected offensive tackle Eric Fisher who should step right in and play either on the left or right side of the line depending on the future of Branden Albert (who did not get traded, by the way).
I'm a Kansas City Chief and it feels amazing! I'm speechless right now but also so blessed! Feels good to be number one!!!— Eric Fisher (@Big_Fish79) April 26, 2013
Eric Fisher approval poll is here.
In the second round, the Chiefs did not have a pick because they sent that to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for Alex Smith.
In the third round, the Chiefs had two choices: tight end Travis Kelce and running back Knile Davis. Kelce comes from Cincinnati and his older brother Jason played for Reid with the Eagles. Reid actually drafted Jason in the sixth round two seasons ago (and coincidentally then-GM Scott Pioli really liked him, too). Davis was a stud at Arkansas in 2010 but missed all of 2011 with an ankle injury and struggled in 2012.
The Chiefs are getting a steal right now!!!!— Jason Kelce (@Jkelce) April 27, 2013
S/O to the big bro @jcharles25 for welcoming me to the fam...ready to learn from the best !!!— Knile_0r_Never (@BoobieKnile_Era) April 27, 2013
In the fourth round, the Chiefs filled a need, drafting Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson. He will compete with free agent signings Zac Diles and Akeem Jordan for the spot next to Derrick Johnson.
Congrats to the young buck Nico Johnson, hard work pays off. Lets Go!— Derrick Johnson (@superdj56) April 27, 2013
In the fifth round, the Chiefs picked up Sanders Commings, a defensive back out of Georgia. He's a solid player who, like Dunta Robinson, could play in a mix of corner and free safety, which was considered a need for the Chiefs heading into this draft.
Lets go Chiefs!!— SANDMAN (@SandersCommings) April 27, 2013
Just posted a photo instagram.com/p/YnkA6LF3ZK/— SANDMAN (@SandersCommings) April 27, 2013
In the sixth round, the Chiefs got one of the best names in the draft: Eric Kush. He's a center out of D-II California (PA). Also in the sixth, the Chiefs picked Kansas State fullback Braden Wilson, who blocked for Collin Klein.
I bought this wine in december to celebrate with after I got signed. It was meant to be. twitter.com/EricKush64/sta…— Eric Kush (@EricKush64) April 27, 2013
Braden Wilson is a hard-nosed blocker...old school too, doesn't wear sleeves, gloves, etc. #Chiefs— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) April 27, 2013
In the seventh round, Kansas City opted for an Ivy Leaguer: Princeton DE Mike Catapano. He has a chance to make the roster as an edge rusher for the Chiefs.
Here are your 2013 Chiefs draft picks. Click on the link for more detailed write-ups on them.
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