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Chiefs 2016 draft results: Minnesota CB Eric Murray is KC's fourth round pick

With the 106th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Minnesota CB Eric Murray. He was his team's top defensive player. He becomes the second corner taken after the Chiefs selected Notre Dame CB KeiVarae Russell in the third.

Our Minnesota blog, The Daily Gopher, has this post on him as well as this scouting report. Read what those who know him best have to say.

Murray was kind of on our radar because we mentioned him as one of the best athletes at defensive back. Check this out on SPARQ scores. Top 10.

It's clear that the Chiefs needed more secondary depth. Russell could end up being a starter on the outside. Parker, meanwhile, is listed at 5'11 and 199 pounds so I wonder what his role will be in the NFL. The Chiefs play five and six defensive backs often so he could have a shot to play.

Rob Rang of CBS Sports writes:

With only two career interceptions, Murray doesn't receive much attention on a national level, but he is a playmaker in other ways, breaking up passes and forcing fumbles (including a team-leading three in 2015) over the past three seasons and is lauded by Minnesota coaches for his work ethic and competitive drive on and off the field, also excelling on special teams.

The Chiefs selected Cincinnati G Parker Ehinger with the 105th pick.

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

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