With the 105th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Cincinnati G Parker Ehinger, former teammate of Chiefs TE Travis Kelce. Read what our Cincinnati blog, Down The Drive, had to say about him.
This was prime time for the Chiefs to get a guard. The Chiefs lost Jeff Allen and Ben Grubbs so a guard was one of their top needs. I don't know much about Ehinger and whether he can play right away but this is a good spot for him to potentially play early.
Ehringer has the size to be an NFL tackle, but doesnt have enough athletic ability to be a successful tackle in pass protection. While some may project Ehringer inside due to his lack of quickness, a lack of functional strength at the point of attack could doom that move as well.
Mel Kiper said he played right tackle, left guard and left tackle in his time at Cincy. The Chiefs have plenty of linemen who can play tackle and guard. Ehinger fits the profile. Four year starter and a team captain. You could do worse.
The Chiefs also have the 106th pick in the draft where they took Minnesota CB Eric Murray.
Parker Ehinger to the Chiefs. Interesting Pick. Good Base and Balance. Not real quick and kind of hard to project where he will play. G or T— Taylor Wright (@PFF_TWright) April 30, 2016
Chiefs remaining picks
2nd round: DT Chris Jones (37)
3rd round: THANKS GOODELL
3rd round: CB KeiVarae Russell (74)
4th round: G Parker Ehinger (105)
4th round: CB Eric Murray (106)
4th round: 126
5th round: 162 (from Seattle)
5th round: 165
6th round: 178 (from 49ers)
6th round: 203
Saturday draft schedule
When: Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m.
TV: ESPN | NFL Network
Time Per Pick: Five minutes for rounds 4-6, four minutes for the seventh round