The Kansas City Chiefs will have some familiar faces announcing picks for them on day two of the NFL Draft in Arlington, Texas, Friday evening, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Former running back Priest Holmes will take care of round two duties (probably the Chiefs’ first 2018 pick), while Pro Football Hall of Famer and former linebacker Willie Lanier will handle round three.
Holmes, 44, spent seven years on Kansas City’s roster (2001-07), after a four-year stint in Baltimore (1997-2000), where he originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 1997. Holmes was selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls from 2001-03 and named All-Pro for those three years by numerous national media outlets, all during his Chiefs’ tenure.
Holmes won the Chiefs’ MVP award following the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
Lanier, 72, is a Pro Football Hall of Famer, who played middle linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs for 11 seasons from 1967 through 1977. He was All-Pro, All-AFL or All-AFC every year from 1968 through 1975. He was elected to the last two AFL All-Star games following the 1968 and 1969 seasons, and the first six AFC-NFC Pro Bowl games after the merger. He was the defensive MVP in the 1971 Pro Bowl. Lanier was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986.
Both Holmes and Lanier are members of the Chiefs’ Hall of Fame. Lanier’s No. 63 jersey is one of just 10 retired Chiefs numbers.
Chiefs’ round two and round three picks
- Round 2, pick 54 (Holmes)
- Round 3, pick 78 (Lanier)
- Round 3, pick 86 (Lanier)