With the 172nd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Oregon State LB DJ Alexander.
Here's a scouting report on him from Oregon State:
D.J. made 32 career starts ... an extremely good athlete with speed and range to make plays sideline to sideline. 2014: Returned from neck surgery in time for full participation in spring drills ... one of four returning linebackers with extensive starting experience ... started all 12 games for the first time in his career ... finished the season with 70 tackles, good for second on the squad ... recorded 12.0 tackles-for-loss to tie for the team lead ... also tallied a career-best 4.0 sacks ... made first career interception at Colorado. 2013: Missed three games - Eastern Washington and Hawai'i due to a right knee sprain; and USC due to stinger ... ranked fifth on the squad with 63 tackles ... registered 31 tackles in last three games - at Arizona State, Washington and at Oregon ... underwent season-ending neck surgery.
He is listed as an outside linebacker, which is an area the Chiefs seem to be pretty stacked in entering the 2015 season. However, a Chiefs scout said he will compete at inside linebacker. The Chiefs also drafted Georgia ILB Ramik Wilson in the fourth round. Read reactions to the Alexander pick here.
This is the first of back-to-back fifth round picks for the Chiefs. It's also a compensatory pick which means they could not trade it. It's also the second Oregon State player drafted after CB Steven Nelson went in the fifth round.
2015 NFL Draft schedule
Saturday, May 2 - 11 a.m. CT (Rounds 4-6 - 5 Minutes Per Pick, Round 7 - 4 Minutes Per Pick)
The final compensatory picks are also four minutes.
TV: NFL Network and ESPN / ESPN2
Streaming online: NFL.com
Chiefs remaining picks
Round 1 (18) No. 18 overall (Washington CB Marcus Peters)
Round 2: (17) No. 49 overall (Missouri OL Mitch Morse)
Round 3: (16) No. 76 overall (Georgia WR Chris Conley)
Round 3: (34) No. 98 overall (Oregon State DB Steven Nelson)
Round 4: (19) No. 118 overall (Georgia ILB Ramik Wilson)
Round 5: (36) No. 172 overall (Oregon State LB DJ Alexander)
Round 5: (37) No. 173 overall (Compensatory)
Round 6: (17) No. 193 overall (traded to Vikings)
Round 6: (42) No. 217 overall (Compensatory)
Round 7: (16) No. 233 overall
*Note that Chiefs comp picks can not be traded.