The Kansas City Chiefs enter day three of the 2017 NFL Draft. The list of best remaining players isn’t as impressive as it was after day one or two but there are still good players to be had. I went back and looked at the Chiefs history of day three picks under Andy Reid and John Dorsey to get a sense of the type of contributors we can expect.
2016: Parker Ehinger, Eric Murray, Demarcus Robinson, Kevin Hogan, Tyreek Hill, DJ White, Dadi Nicolas
Chiefs got a future starting guard (Parker Ehinger) and receiver (Tyreek Hill). Spoiler: they’re probably not drafting a guy who will score 12 times as a rookie like Tyreek. They also had Demarcus Robinson and Eric Murray playing special teams regularly. This is probably the best class just based on the volume of potential contributors and Tyreek.
2015: Ramik Wilson, DJ Alexander, James O’Shaughnessy, Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Da’Ron Brown
Chiefs added one future starting inside linebacker (Ramik Wilson) and a couple of role players (DJ Alexander, Rakeem Nunez-Roches).
2014: De’Anthony Thomas, Aaron Murray, Zach Fulton, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Chiefs drafted two future starting guards (Zach Fulton, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif). LDT and his $41 million extension is the early pick for best day three pick but years later we’ll probably look back and remember Tyreek as one of the best day three picks in recent memory.
2013: Nico Johnson, Sanders Commings, Eric Kush, Braden Wilson, Mike Catapano
The Chiefs didn’t really get anything out of this day three group. Commings is playing baseball. Wilson didn’t make camp.