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How many Chiefs draft picks visited Kansas City before the draft?

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The Kansas City Chiefs third round pick, Oregon State CB Steven Nelson, wasn't surprised to hear his name called in the third round but he was surprised that it was the Chiefs calling. Nelson

"It was actually a surprise pick," Nelson said in a Monday morning interview with a radio station. " Me and my agent never talked to them once. No communication at all. It was very surprising."

Nelson said that as one of the Chiefs shorter corners he thinks they have a specific plan for him. He just doesn't know what that plan is exactly (or isn't telling us).

We attempted to track all of the Chiefs known draft interests leading up to the draft. The results were ... mixed. We connected the Chiefs to some of these prospects by their pro day visits and others by visits to the Chiefs facility. Other picks we had no contact on.

Here's the pre-draft contact we know of for each pick. Note that we may not have all the information on all these visits or meetings before the draft. Here's what we know though.

1. CB Marcus Peters

  • Met at the Combine
  • Visited KC

2. C Mitch Morse

  • Met at the Combine
  • Chiefs were at Mizzou pro day

3. WR Chris Conley

  • Talked with Chiefs during pre-draft process
  • Chiefs were at Georgia pro day

3. CB Steven Nelson

  • No contact.
  • Chiefs were at Oregon State's pro day

4. LB Ramik Wilson

  • Visited KC
  • Chiefs were at Georgia pro day
  • His position coach told him the Chiefs liked him

5. LB DJ Alexander

  • Visited KC
  • Chiefs were at Oregon State's pro day

5. TE James O'Shaughnessy

  • Visited KC

6. DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches

  • Chiefs were at Southern Miss's pro day

7. WR Da'Ron Brown

  • Chiefs were at Northern Illinois pro day
  • Kept in contact during pre-draft process