A Historical Look at the Chiefs' First-Round Draft Picks from The Mothership
- The most popular position for the Chiefs to draft in the first round is offensive line (12), followed by defensive line (10), running back (6), defensive back and receiver (5), linebacker (4), tight ends (3) and quarterback (2).
- All five defensive backs selected in the first round made at least one Pro Bowl in their careers, led by Dale Carter (No. 20 overall - 1992) and Gary Green (No. 10 overall - 1977) with four appearances each. Eric Berry (No. 5 overall - 2010) has been named to three Pro Bowls, Jim Marsalis (No. 23 overall - 1969) earned two Pro Bowl trips and Jerome Woods (No. 28 overall - 1996) had one.
A Round-by-Round History of the Kansas City Chiefs' Drafts from The Mothership
Throughout the past few weeks we've chronicled every pick for the Kansas City Chiefs in every draft since 1967.
Now that we're just a few days away from the start of this year's draft, let's take another quick look at the history of the Chiefs' drafts and see what trends, if any that might continue in 2015.
2015 NFL Draft: Intriguing Centers to Watch from The Mothership
Of all the centers in the draft, Cameron Erving will likely be the only one to be picked in the first round.
After redshirting his freshman year in 2010, Erving played defensive tackle for the Seminoles in 2011 and then switched to the other side of the trenches in 2012.
From that point forward in 2012, Erving excelled at the left tackle position and in 2013 and 2014, he earned the Jacobs Trophy, the award given the best blocker in the ACC. Erving started the first nine games of his senior season at left tackle, then switched to the center position, where he looked strong.
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Ten years haven't done much to dim the memory for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. In 2005, the University of Utah star was drafted No. 1 overall in the NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers and he still recalls the event vividly.
"Obviously, there's a lot of stuff leading up to it," Smith said recently. "There's a lot of hype, a lot of hoopla all the stuff that kind of comes with it. I was back there in New York, very surreal to be a part of that. It's different. It's foreign territory. You're used to being on a field or in a locker room and all of a sudden you're in a big hall in a suit and tie, and you're on stage. It's a different atmosphere. Very surreal though. Obviously it's something as a football fan you've watched since you were a kid and to take part in it, it was pretty cool."
Doubters fuel Kansas LB Ben Heeney's passion to prove he belongs in NFL from Chiefs Digest
He puts the phone down and knows what is coming next based on the inquisitive look from across the table.
The interest from around the league has grown since the Combine, and Heeney spoke to numerous teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs, at his Pro Day workout.
Northwest Missouri State's Matt Longacre waits for chance at next level from Chiefs Digest
The 2014 MIAA Defensive Player of the Year had the opportunity to show scouts what he could do at his Pro Day held at Missouri Western on March 27, by running a 4.75 40-yard dash, which projects as tied for fifth-best at among defensive linemen at the Combine.
He also bench pressed 225 pounds 22 times and had the interest of the teams present for the workout.
The 6-3, 260-pound Longacre has been viewed as an outside linebacker despite playing three of his four college seasons at defensive end.
Chiefs fan trolls C-SPAN with epic prank call from The Kansas City Sun Times
A Kansas City Chiefs fan executed a near-perfect prank call on C-SPAN Monday morning, name-dropping players while supposedly talking about drone strikes and the United Nations.
But when he's not breaking NFL rushing records, Charles loves to DJ. The running back claimsGuitar Hero games introduced him to new music genres while he was at the University of Texas in Austin and he's now completely immersed in the club scene as a DJ during the off-season - a hobby that could become a career for him after hanging up his cleats.
Charles explains why Guitar Hero allows fans to experience life as a rock star, and talks about his own love of music and fashion in this exclusive interview.
Dontari Poe needs a rest from Arrowhead Addict
This last season was Poe's most impressive, starting all 16 games and recording 6.5 sacks with 43 tackles. He also managed to achieve 18 quarterback hurries with a +2.0 pass rush grade for the season, attracting double teams throughout the season. Poe's interior presence was a key reason for Justin Houston's record 22-sack season, and moving forward, I believe Poe will become even more of a danger to opposing offenses.
There is, however, a major doubt in the back of my mind. Are the Chiefs wearing Poe out before he's even begun?
UConn's Jones, Yale's Varga lead state NFL Draft prospects from The New Haven Register
Davis has been on the radar of the NFL scouts since the combine and pro day results. Recently receivers coach Bob Bicknell was one of four Philadelphia Eagles coaches reported to have been at UConn on Friday as Jones, Davis and defensive lineman B.J. McBryde were given a closer look by the Eagles.
With Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and his Minnesota Vikings counterpart Mike Zimmer in attendance, McBryde had an impressive pro day performance, highlighted by a broad jump of 10-3. The Kansas City Chiefs were intrigued enough to bring McBryde in for a visit while there are reports that the New England Patriots have also worked out McBryde.
5) Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State: Top prospects with family ties to the NFL are expected by many scouts to quickly acclimate to the pro game, given that they should be familiar with what it takes to compete at the highest level. Considering Lockett's legacy (his dad, Kevin, spent seven seasons as a wide receiver in the NFL, while his uncle, Aaron, was a return specialist in both the NFL and Canadian Football League), it's not surprising that he's an accomplished playmaker with a polished game.
UAlbany tight end Brian Parker will wait for phone to ring during NFL Draft from The Troy Record
Over the past few months Parker, 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, has been getting that exposure and, most importantly, making sure to leave a very visible and very memorable impression with NFL scouts across the country.
The San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles saw him at UAlbany and he also had visits with the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs. He worked out at the super-regional in Arizona and another, more localized, regional in Baltimore before holding his pro day in Buffalo in March.
Those numbers, Parker was proud to admit, seemed to impress the scouts.
Ya know, the Chiefs are kind of looking for a center ...
"Yeah," B.J. Finney replies with a chuckle. "I keep hearing that from people..."
"...I've been (projected) anywhere from a fourth-rounder to a priority free agent," Finney, who made the most consecutive starts (52) in K-State football history, tells FOXSportsKansasCity.com. "So the draft is just a reason to get the family together. (It's) not really the main focus of it. Just to get everybody together and enjoy the time and accomplishments we've had as a family. So if we get the phone call, cool. If not, it's not going to (ruin the weekend)."