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.
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.
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.
Minnesota's Eric Murray becomes the first player #Chiefs GM John Dorsey has drafted from the Big 10 in his 3 years in KC.— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) April 30, 2016
Updated #Chiefs CB depth chart:— Evan Silva (@evansilva) April 30, 2016
Chiefs Fans: You got a good one in Minnesota CB Eric Murray. Had an outstanding game against TCU and their NFL-quality wideouts as a senior.— Scott Wright (@DraftCountdown) 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