A Historical Look at the Chiefs’ Fifth-Round Draft Picks

A system called the “common draft” was implemented for the AFL and NFL in 1967, creating a joint draft between the two leagues and establishing the precursor for what has become the marquee event of the offseason.

The two leagues merged in 1970, and the rest is history.

Over the next three weeks leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft, we’re going to take a look back at who the Kansas City Chiefs have selected in each round since the event’s beginnings 52 years ago.

For a look at all of the Chiefs’ selections in this year’s draft, click here.

Here is what we’ve covered so far:

We’ll continue with the fifth round, where the Chiefs currently own one pick in this year’s draft (No. 167 overall). There have been several notable players taken with that exact selection in NFL history, including Minnesota Vikings’ defensive back Bobby Bryant (No. 167 in 1967) and Miami Dolphins’ two-time All-Pro punter Reggie Roby (No. 167 in 1983).

Kansas City didn’t pick in the fifth round last year, instead choosing to trade their selection to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for offensive lineman Cameron Erving.

Here’s a look at who the Chiefs have drafted in the fifth round since 1967.

Table inside Article
YEAR PICK PLAYER POSITION GAME WITH KC SCHOOL
2017 183 Ukeme Eligwe LB 14 Georgia Southern
2016 165 Tyreek Hill WR 47 West Alabama
2016 162 Kevin Hogan QB 0 Stanford
2015 173 James O'Shaughnessy TE 23 Illinois St.
2015 172 D.J. Alexander OLB 32 Oregon St.
2014 163 Aaron Murray QB 0 Georgia
2013 134 Sanders Commings DB 2 Georgia
2012 146 DeQuan Menzie DB 0 Alabama
2011 140 Gabe Miller LB 0 Oregon St.
2011 135 Ricky Stanzi QB 0 Iowa
2010 142 Cameron Sheffield DE 17 Troy
2010 136 Kendrick Lewis DB 53 Mississippi
2009 139 Colin Brown T 0 Missouri
2008 140 Brandon Carr DB 64 Grand Valley St.
2007 160 Justin Medlock K 1 UCLA
2007 148 Kolby Smith RB 27 Louisville
2006 154 Marcus Maxey DB 1 Miami (FL)
2005 147 Alphonso Hodge DB 0 Miami (OH)
2005 138 Boomer Grigsby LB 44 Illinois St.
2003 153 Jordan Black T 48 Notre Dame
2002 143 Scott Fujita LB 48 California
2001 150 Derrick Blaylock RB 40 S.F. Austin
2001 141 Bill Baber TE 29 Virginia
2000 162 Pat Dennis DB 16 La-Monroe
2000 153 Dante Hall WR 97 Texas A&M
1998 128 Robert Williams DB 17 North Carolina
1997 163 June Henley RB 0 Kansas
1996 135 Joe Horn WR 49 Itawamba Junior College
1995 164 Jerrott Willard LB 1 California
1994 156 Rob Waldrop DT 3 Arizona
1994 151 James Burton DB 0 Fresno St.
1993 130 Lindsay Knapp G 2 Notre Dame
1991 133 Charles Mincy DB 48 Washington
1990 127 Ken Hackemack T 0 Texas
1990 124 Derrick Graham G 52 Appalachian St.
1987 128 Kitrick Taylor WR 16 Washington St.
1985 126 Bruce King RB 20 Purdue
1984 134 Jeff Paine LB 26 Texas A&M
1984 117 Eric Holle NT 56 Texas
1983 119 Jim Arnold P 48 Vanderbilt
1982 130 Del Thompson RB 6 Texas-El Paso
1981 124 Todd Thomas C 15 North Dakota
1980 115 Dan Pensick DT 0 Nebraska
1980 114 Carlos Carson WR 120 LSU
1979 112 Earl Gant RB 20 Missouri
1978 134 Robert Woods WR 0 Grambling St.
1978 118 Dwight Carey DT 0 Texas-Arlington
1978 112 Jerrold McRae WR 4 Tennessee St.
1976 144 Jimbo Elrod LB 36 Oklahoma
1976 137 Willie Lee DT 28 Bethune-Cookman
1973 120 Fred Grambau DE 0 Michigan
1972 127 Milt Davis DE 0 Texas-Arlington
1971 120 Mike Adamle RB 22 Northwestern
1970 130 Mike Oriard C 42 Notre Dame
1969 126 Bob Stein LB 50 Minnesota

Notes:

- Forty of the Chiefs’ 56 fifth-round picks went on to play for Kansas City, combining to appear in 1,284 contests.

- Former wide receiver Carlos Carson, who was inducted into the Ring of Honor in 2017, played in the most games (120) in a Chiefs’ uniform of any fifth-round pick in franchise history.

- The Chiefs drafted Dante Hall, one of the top return men in NFL history, with the No. 153 overall pick in the 2000 Draft. Hall returned 12 total kicks for scores during his seven years in Kansas City, setting an NFL record with a return touchdown in four-straight games during the 2003 campaign.

Kansas City Chiefs kick returner Dante Hall (82) runs with the ball during the Nov. 12, 2006 away game against the Miami Dolphins.  The Chiefs lost 10-13.

- Kansas City selected three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Tyreek Hill with the No. 165 pick in 2017.

- In addition to Carson and Hall (97 games), safety Kendrick Lewis, cornerback Brandon Carr (64), offensive guard Derrick Graham (52), defensive tackle Eric Holle (56) and linebacker Bob Stein (50) all played in at least 50 games for Kansas City.

- The Chiefs have selected more players from Notre Dame (3) in the fifth round than any other school.

- Kansas City has selected 10 defensive backs in the fifth round over the years, more than any other position group.

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