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Chiefs draft picks 2017: LB Ukeme Eligwe is the 5th round pick

With their fifth round pick the Kansas City Chiefs select LB Ukeme Eligwe out of Georgia Southern. He was a highly touted high school player who first went to Florida State but was dismissed for violating team rules and ended up at Georgia Southern.

From his NFL Draft profile:

Highly-touted, four-star prospect out of high school, Eligwe passes the eyeball test with flying colors. He is a straight-line player who struggles to change direction in space and needs to keep plays in front of him. His lack of anticipation and instincts could cause teams to try him as a strong-side 4-3 linebacker rather than inside. He has the physical traits and potential that should land him on a practice squad with an outside shot of making a roster.

The Chiefs have one more pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Chiefs 2017 draft picks

1 (10) QB Patrick Mahomes

2 (59) DE Tanoh Kpassagnon

3 (86) RB Kareem Hunt

4 (139) WR Jehu Chesson

5 (183) OLB Ukeme Eligwe

6 (218)

*Chiefs gave up a fourth and a seventh in the Kareem Hunt trade, traded a sixth round pick to the Patriots and gained a fifth round pick from New England

NFL Draft weekend schedule

NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 will televise the draft.

Saturday, April 29

11 a.m. CT (Rounds 4-6 – 5 Minutes Per Pick, Round 7 - 4 Minutes Per Pick)


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