80 Facts Regarding the 2016 Kansas City Chiefs Draft

Interesting stats and facts regarding the 2016 draft class

The 2016 NFL Draft marks the second time in franchise history that the team held the 28th overall pick going into the first round. With the only other 28th overall pick, the Chiefs drafted safety Jerome Woods out of the University of Memphis in 1996. In his 10- year career, Woods played in 128 career regular season games with 105 starts.

  • The Chiefs traded the 28th overall pick and the club's seventh-round pick (249th overall) to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for San Francisco's second-round pick (37th overall), fourth-round pick (105th overall) and sixth-round pick (178th overall).
  • The Chiefs have traded their first-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers one other time in franchise history, trading the 18th overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft to the 49ers in exchange for QB Joe Montana, S Dave Whitmore and San Francisco's 1994 third-round selection (96th overall, eventually used on WR Chris Penn).
  • The last time the Chiefs traded out of the first round of the NFL Draft was in 2004 when the club sent its first-round pick to the Detroit Lions in exchange for Detroit's second round pick (36th overall, used on DT Junior Siavii), Detroit's fourth-round pick (105th overall, used on WR Samie Parker) and a fifth-round pick in 2005 (147th overall, eventually used on CB Alphonso Hodge).
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  • In total, the club has now traded out of the first round of the NFL Draft six times in the draft's modern era (since 1970):
  • 2016 (sent to San Francisco for a second-round pick, a fourth-round pick and a sixth-round pick)
  • 2004 (sent to Detroit for a second-round pick, a fourth-round pick and a future fifth-round pick)
  • 2001 (sent to St. Louis in 2001 QB Trent Green trade)
  • 1993 (sent to San Francisco in 1993 QB Joe Montana trade)
  • 1975 (sent to Houston in 1974 DE John Matuszak trade)
  • 1973 (sent to Chicago in 1972 DT George Seals trade)
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  • This marks the second time that a team with John Dorsey serving on the personnel staff has not drafted a player in the first round. The last time it happened was in 2008 when the Green Bay Packers traded their first-round pick (30th overall) to the New York Jets in exchange for a second-round pick (36th overall), which was used to select WR Jordy Nelson) and a fourth-round pick (113th overall). The fourth-round selection was eventually traded back to the Jets along with Green Bay's fifth-round selection (162nd overall) for the Jets' fourth-round pick (102nd overall), which was used to draft DE Jeremy Thompson.
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  • This marks the third time that an Andy Reid-led team did not select a player in the first round of the NFL Draft (2007, 2008 and 2016). In 2007 the Eagles traded their first round pick (26th overall) to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a second-round selection (36th overall) which was used to select QB Kevin Kolb, a third-round pick (87th overall) which was used on LB Stewart Bradley and a fifth-round pick (159th overall) which was used to select S C.J. Gaddis. In 2008 Philadelphia traded its first-round selection (19th overall) to the Carolina Panthers for a second-round pick (43rd overall) which was eventually traded to Minnesota, a fourth-round pick (109th overall) which was used to draft G Mike McGlynn and Carolina's 2009 first-round selection (28th overall), which was eventually traded to the Buffalo Bills as part of the T Jason Peters trade.
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Second Round

  • With the team's second-round pick (37th overall), the Chiefs selected DL Chris Jonesfrom Mississippi State University.
  • Prior to the 2016 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs have selected one player with the 37th overall pick, selecting RB Tony Reedout of the University of Colorado in 1977.
  • Jonesbecomes the first player from Mississippi State to be drafted by the Chiefs since the club picked LB Greg Favorsin the fourth round (120th overall) in the 1998 NFL Draft.
  • Jonesis the sixth player from Mississippi State to be drafted by the franchise since the beginning of the AFL Draft (1960). He joins Favors, LB Aaron Pearson(11th round, 285th overall, 1986 NFL Draft); S Gerald Jackson(10th round, 260th overall, 1979 NFL Draft); HB Bill Moore(1965 AFL Redshirt Draft) and HB Lee Welch(19th round, 147th overall, 1962 AFL Draft).
  • Six players from Mississippi State University have gone on to make the club's all-time roster: Favors, Jackson, WR Lance Long, DT Kyle Love, LB Aaron Pearsonand NT Patrick Swoopes.
  • Joneswas the first Mississippi State Bulldog taken in this year's Draft, and was later joined by Bulldog CB Will Redmond,who was a third-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Jonesjoins LB Tautvydas Kierasas the only two Mississippi State alums on the current Chiefs roster.
  • Jones'selection marks the first second-round defensive player picked by the Chiefs since Alabama CB Javier Arenaswas selected with the 50th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
  • Joneswas the 10th defensive lineman taken in the Draft, and was the third of 10 defensive linemen picked in the second round.
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Third Round

  • With tonight's third-round pick (74th overall, acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay), Kansas City selected CB KeiVarae Russellfrom the University of Notre Dame.
  • Russellbecomes the fifth defensive back drafted by Kansas City since John Dorsey and Andy Reid joined the organization in 2013. It marks the third draft in a row in which the Chiefs selected at least one cornerback, joining Marcus Peters(Washington, 2015), Steven Nelson(Oregon State, 2015) and Phillip Gaines(Rice, 2014).
  • Russellis the first Notre Dame player to be drafted by the Chiefs since the club selected T Jordan Blackin the fifth round (153rd overall) in 2003 and becomes the 17th player from Notre Dame to be drafted by the Chiefs in franchise history.
  • Russelllooks to become the 24th player in team history to make the club's all-time roster. The Fighting Irish account for more Chiefs players on the all-time roster than any other college.
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  • Pro Football Hall of Fame guard Will Shields, who announced the Chiefs third-round pick (74th overall) live from Chicago, was Kansas City's 74th overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft.
  • Kansas City has selected with the 74th overall pick three other times in franchise history, last using that draft position in 2012, picking T Donald Stephensonout of the University of Oklahoma. In addition to Stephensonand Shields, the Chiefs also used the 74th overall pick on Chiefs Hall of Fame S Gary Barbarofrom Nicholls State in 1976. The three previous 74th overall selections combined for 25 years of service to the team and accounted for 385 career games played with 345 total starts.
  • Russellwas the 12th cornerback selected in the Draft and was the 17th defensive back (including safeties) to be taken in the Draft. He was the fourth of eight defensive backs taken in the third round.
  • Russellwas the fifth of six Notre Dame players to be selected in the first three rounds of the Draft. Kansas City's seven picks on day three of the 2016 NFL Draft are the most selections for rounds four through seven since the club had seven picks in rounds four through seven in 2005. The club also had seven picks in rounds four through seven in 2001. The Draft moved to seven rounds in 1994.
  • In total, the Chiefs selected nine players in the 2016 NFL Draft. The nine players selected ties for the most picks (2011) in a single year since the club drafted 12 players in 2008.
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Fourth Round

  • Today's fourth round marked the first time the club had three picks in the same round since the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft when Kansas City drafted RB Javarris Williams(212th overall), TE Jake O'Connell(237th overall) and K Ryan Succop(256th overall).
  • The last time the Chiefs had three or more fourth-round picks came in 1977 when the club had four selections in the round, picking RB Mark Bailey(92nd overall), TE Tony Samuels(94th overall), G Darlus Helton(95th overall) and DB Eric Harris(104th overall).
  • The last time the Chiefs had multiple fourth-round picks occurred in 2004 when they selected WR Samie Parker(105th overall) and DE Jared Allen(126th overall).
  • The last time the Chiefs had back-to-back picks in the NFL Draft came in 2015 when they selected LB DJ Alexanderand TE James O'Shaughnessyin the fifth round (172nd and 173rd).
  • This becomes the ninth time in team history the Chiefs have had back-to-back picks in the Draft (2015, 2001, 1980, 1977, 1976, 1964, twice in 1963).
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  • With today's first fourth-round pick (105th overall), the Chiefs selected OL Parker Ehingerfrom the University of Cincinnati.
  • Prior to the 2016 NFL Draft, the Chiefs have selected three players with the 105th overall pick, selecting WR Will Franklin(Missouri - 2008), WR Samie Parker(Oregon - 2004) and HB Stone Johnson(Grambling - 1963).
  • Ehingerbecomes the first player from Cincinnati to be drafted by the Chiefs since the club picked TE Travis Kelcein the third round (63rd overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Ehingeris the third player from Cincinnati to be drafted by the franchise since the beginning of the AFL Draft (1960). He joins Kelceand DT Derrick Ransom(6th round, 181st overall, 1998 NFL Draft).
  • Eight players from the University of Cincinnati have gone on to make the club's all-time roster: Kelce, Ransom, DE Vaughn Booker, DT Ronnie Dixon, LB George Jamison, QB Jacky Lee, OL Jeff Linkenbachand LB Clarence Sanders.
  • Ehingerwas the first Cincinnati Bearcat taken in this year's Draft, and was later joined by Bearcat WR Chris Moore,who was a fourth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Ehingerjoins Kelceas the only two Cincinnati alums on the current Chiefs roster.
  • C Mitch Morsewas the last offensive lineman drafted by the Chiefs with the 49th overall pick in the 2015 Draft.
  • Ehingerbecomes the sixth offensive lineman drafted by John Dorsey since 2013, joining Morse, Zach Fulton, Larent Duvernay-Tardif, Eric Fisherand Eric Kush.The five previous offensive linemen drafted by Dorsey have combined to play in 112 career games for the Chiefs with 94 starts over a total of eight seasons.
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  • With today's second selection in the fourth-round (106th overall), the Chiefs drafted DB Eric Murrayfrom the University of Minnesota.
  • Murraybecomes the second player the Chiefs have drafted with the 106th overall pick, dating back to the 1964 Draft when they selected HB Paul Costaout of Notre Dame.
  • Murraybecomes the first player from Minnesota to be drafted by the Chiefs since the club picked LB Bruce Holmesin the 12th round (325th overall) in the 1987 NFL Draft.
  • Murrayis the 10th player from Minnesota to be drafted by the franchise since the beginning of the AFL Draft (1960). He joins Holmes, DT Keith Simons(3rd round, 63rd overall, 1976 NFL Draft); G Dale Hegland(11th round, 268th overall, 1975 NFL Draft); T Matt Herkenhoff(4th round, 94th overall, 1974 NFL Draft), T Alvin Hawes(9th round, 224th overall, 1971 NFL Draft), LB Bob Stein(5th round, 126th overall, 1969 AFL Draft), DE Aaron Brown(1966 AFL Draft), E John Campbell(5th round, 40th overall, 1963 AFL Draft) and LB Bobby Bell(7th round, 56th overall, 1963 AFL Draft).
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  • Seven players from the University of Minnesota have gone on to make the club's all-time roster: Bell, Brown, Herkenhoff, Holmes, E Dick Johnson, Simonsand Stein.
  • Murraywas the first Minnesota Golden Gopher taken in this year's Draft, and was later joined by fellow Gopher OLB De'Vondre Campbellwho was a fourth-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Murraybecomes the only Golden Gopher on the current Chiefs roster.
  • With the selections of Murrayand CB KeiVarae Russell, this becomes the second consecutive year the Chiefs have taken two defensive backs in the first four rounds of the Draft.
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  • With today's third of three fourth-round picks (126th overall), the Chiefs selected WR Demarcus Robinsonout of the University of Florida.
  • The last time the Chiefs had the 126th overall selection, they drafted DE Jared Allenin the fourth-round out of Idaho State.
  • Robinsonbecomes the fourth member of the Chiefs to be selected 126th overall in the Draft, joining Allen, RB Bruce King(Purdue – 1985) and LB Bob Stein(Minnesota – 1969).
  • Robinsonbecomes the first Florida Gator drafted by the Chiefs since S Randy Clarkin the eighth round (202nd overall) in the 1984 NFL Draft.
  • Robinsonis the eighth Gator to be drafted by the franchise since the beginning of the AFL Draft (1960). He joins Clark, NT Dock Luckie(6th round, 153rd overall, 1981 NFL Draft); LB Michael DuPree(10th round, 251st overall, 1979 NFL Draft); DB Hal Seymour (1966 AFL Draft); RB Lindy Infante(11th round, 81st overall, 1963 AFL Draft); HB Don Goodman(30th round, 235th overall, 1962 AFL Draft); and T/G Jim Beaver(1960 AFL Draft).
  • Robinsonbecomes the fourth wide receiver drafted by the Chiefs in the John Dorsey era, joining 2015 selections Chris Conley(76th overall) and Da'Ron Brown(233rd overall), as well as 2014 fourth-round pick De'Anthony Thomas(124th overall).
  • With the addition of Robinson, there are now three former Gators on the current Chiefs roster – WR Frankie Hammond Jr.and DL Jaye Howard.
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Fifth Round

  • The Chiefs last had two fifth-round picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, selecting LB D.J. Alexanderand TE James O'Shaughnessywith the 172nd and 173rd overall picks, respectively.
  • With today's first of two fifth-round picks (162nd overall), the Chiefs selected QB Kevin Hoganfrom the University of Stanford.
  • The last time the Chiefs had the 162nd overall pick in the Draft, they selected CB Pat Dennisout of the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
  • Hoganis the second quarterback selected in the Dorsey era for the Chiefs, joining Aaron Murray who was drafted in the fifth round (163rd overall) of the 2014 Draft.
  • Hoganbecomes the first Stanford University player taken by the Chiefs since the club drafted T Will Svitekin the sixth round (187th overall) in 2005. He is the 11th Stanford player to be drafted by the Chiefs in team history and looks to become the 11th player to make the club's all-time roster.
  • The club has drafted one other Stanford quarterback in franchise history, picking QB Steve Stenstromin the fourth round (134th overall) in 1995.
  • With the second of two fifth-round picks (165th overall), Kansas City selected RB Tyreek Hillfrom the University of West Alabama.
  • Hillbecomes the first player from West Alabama to be drafted by the Chiefs in franchise history and looks to become the only player from West Alabama (formerly Livingston University) to make the club's all-time roster.
  • Hillis the only West Alabama Tiger to be drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft.
  • The last time the Chiefs took a running back was in the 2013 NFL Draft when they selected University of Arkansas RB Knile Davisin the third-round (96th overall).
  • Before today's pick, the Chiefs had never made a Draft selection with the 165th overall pick.
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Sixth Round

  • Including 2016, Kansas City has had two sixth-round picks in three out of the four drafts under John Dorsey and Andy Reid. In 2014, the Chiefs selected G Zach Fulton193rd overall from the University of Tennessee and picked G Laurent Duvernay-Tardifwith the 200th overall selection. In 2013, Kansas City drafted C Eric Kush170th overall from California University of Pennsylvania and picked FB Braden Wilson204th overall out of Kansas State University.
  • With the first of two sixth-round picks (178th overall) Kansas City picked CB D.J. Whiteout of Georgia Tech.
  • Whiteis the 11th player from Georgia Tech to be drafted by the Chiefs since 1960 and is the first since LB Keyaron Foxwas selected 93rd overall in 2004.
  • There have been seven Georgia Tech players in Chiefs franchise history to make the club's all-time roster, with White attempting to become the eighth to do so.
  • Whitewas the second Georgia Tech player to be selected in the Draft, joining DT Adam Gotsiswho was selected in the second round (63rd overall) by the Denver Broncos).
  • Whitebecomes the third defensive back selected by the Chiefs in the 2016 NFL Draft, marking the first time the club selected three defensive backs in the same draft since 2010, when the team picked S Eric Berry(fifth overall), CB Javier Arenas(50th overall) and S Kendrick Lewis(136th overall).
  • With the second of two sixth-round picks (203rd overall), and the final pick of the 2016 NFL Draft for the Chiefs, the club selected LB Dadi Nicolasout of Virginia Tech.
  • Nicolasis the fifth Hokie to be selected by the Chiefs in franchise history and is the first since the club picked CB Brandon Flowers(35th overall) in 2008 and looks to become just the third former Hokie to make the club's all-time roster.
  • Nicolasis the third former collegiate defensive lineman-turned outside linebacker selected by John Dorsey and Andy Reid since the pair joined the team in 2013, joining LB Dee Ford(1st Round, 23rd overall, 2014 NFL Draft) from Auburn and LB Mike Catapano(7th Round, 207th overall, 2013 NFL Draft) out of Princeton.
  • Before selecting Nicolas, the Chiefs had used the 203rd overall pick two other times in franchise history, selecting LB Sam Stephneyout of Boston University in the eighth round of the 1980 NFL Draft and QB Walt Rappoldfrom Duke University with a Future Choice in the 26th round of the 1962 AFL Draft.
  • Only two players from Virginia Tech were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. Nicolasjoins fellow Hokie CB Kendall Fullerwho was selected in the third round (84th overall) by the Washington Redskins.

Seventh Round

  • The Kansas City Chiefs did not have a selection in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, trading away their original seventh-round pick (249th overall) to the San Francisco 49ers as part of a deal that sent Kansas City's first-round pick (28th overall) in exchange for the 49ers' second-round pick (37th overall), a fourth-round pick (105th overall) and a sixth-round pick (178th overall).
  • Since the Draft moved to the current seven-round format in 1994, the club has not picked in the final round three times before this season – 2014, 2010 and 1995.

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