List of Kansas City Chiefs Picks in 2016 NFL Draft from The Mothership
At this point, most people know the Kansas City Chiefs have the No. 28 pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, which begins on Thursday, April 28.
There's always plenty of coverage surrounding the players who might be available around the time the Chiefs make their first selection, but what about the rest of the draft?
Barring any trades, here's the entire list of Chiefs picks for the draft:
2016 NFL Draft Preview: Finishing Up the Offensive Skill Positions from The Mothership
The Chiefs are loaded at running back, especially given the return of one of the NFL's elite offensive players and the franchise's all-time leading rusher in
Jamaal Charles, who is coming back from a torn ACL.
Just this past offseason, the two guys who stepped in for Charles and picked up the majority of his carries last year -
Charcandrick Westand Spencer Ware -also signed multi-year contract extensions.
When you add in fourth-year player
Knile Davis, who has proven to be one of the best kick returners in the league and who also has experience carrying the ball, there's a lot to feel good about with the stable of four running backs on the roster.
Rating the top running backs in the 2016 NFL Draft from The Kansas City Star
1. EZEKIEL ELLIOTT, Ohio State
Measurables: 6-0, 225, 21, 4.47
Bio: Two-year starter who rushed 289 times for 1,821 yards and 23 touchdowns in 13 games in 2015. Also caught 27 passes for 206 yards and zero touchdowns. Declared after true junior season.
Consensus: Is young for a prospect. Super-productive downhill runner with excellent size, burst and home-run speed; rarely gets caught from behind in the open field. Workhorse with dynamism. Has impressed teams with his high football IQ. Is a willing and capable blocker. Has a good mindset for a power runner, runs with physicality and takes pleasure in it. Entered the combine with questions about his catching ability, and had a few more drops than you'd like but has large hands (10 1/4) and has flashed the ability to be an effective receiver. Wants the football; was openly critical of his offensive coordinator after a late-season home less to Michigan State that cost the Buckeyes a berth in the Big Ten championship game.
The Kansas City Chiefs started building the foundation for what is still the franchise's only Super Bowl championship team in the 1963 draft. In their first year in Kansas City after moving from Dallas, the Chiefs drafted two future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and three other players who would eventually be selected for their own Hall. Here's a closer look at the top players from that draft:
Former O'Hara star Raphael Spencer eager for NFL shot from The Kansas City Star
As Raphael Spencer prepared to run the 40-yard dash for quite possibly the final time in his athletic career, he took a few deep breaths and told himself to relax.
This was April 8, the date of the Chiefs' annual local pro day, and Spencer - a graduate of O'Hara who just finished his senior season at Missouri Western - knew a lot was potentially riding on the moment.
The 4.7 he'd run a few weeks earlier at Missouri Western's pro day was not ideal; to catch the eyes of NFL scouts, small-school skill players need to run fast. But he figured he had little to lose; if this was it for his football career, he was going to go out having fun.
NFL draft predictions for all 32 teams from ESPN
The Chiefs will go for defense with their first-round pick for the third straight year. The draft is deep in prospects on the defensive line, where the Chiefs could lose Dontari Poe to free agency next year. The Chiefs also have a need at cornerback. -- Adam Teicher
Media Circus: How ESPN and NFL Network will cover NFL draft from Sports Illustrated
Production elements, Part I: With a camera inside the Los Angeles Rams' draft room, this marks the seventh consecutive year NFLN has had a Draft War Room cam for the team with the No. 1 pick. Additional teams with cameras inside include the Cleveland Browns (No. 2), San Diego Chargers (No. 3), Dallas Cowboys (No. 4), Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 5), San Francisco 49ers (No. 7), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 9), Tennessee Titans (No. 15), Atlanta Falcons (No. 17), New York Jets (No. 20), Houston Texans (No. 22), Minnesota Vikings (No. 23), Seattle Seahawks (No. 26), Green Bay Packers (No. 27), Kansas City Chiefs (No. 28), Arizona Cardinals (No. 29), Carolina Panthers (No. 30) and the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos (No. 31).
MTSU's NFL draft history should add a chapter this week from The Daily News Journal
Four under Stockstill
Four Blue Raiders who played for coach Rick Stockstill have been drafted, with defensive end Jimmy Staten being the most recent. He was a fifth-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2014. Staten is currently with the Kansas City Chiefs, who signed him to a future/reserve contract.
Alabama Will Dominate NFL Draft (Again) from Bama Hammer
Reggie Ragland is the last projected first round selection from Alabama at number 28 by the Kansas City Chiefs; this would be a homerun pick by Kansas City who needs a leader to pair with Justin Houston at the linebacker. Many NFL scouts call Ragland the best sideline-to-sideline tackler in the entire draft.