clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NFL Draft results, round 4: Chiefs take G Parker Ehinger

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.

His NFL Draft profile reads:

Ehringer has the size to be an NFL tackle, but doesn’t 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.

Chiefs remaining picks

2nd round: DT Chris Jones (37)


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

Rounds 4-7

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

Arrowhead Pride Premier

Sign up now for a 7-day free trial of Arrowhead Pride Premier, with exclusive updates from Pete Sweeney on the ground at Arrowhead, instant reactions after each game, and in-depth Chiefs analysis from film expert Jon Ledyard.