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

Exploring who the Chiefs have selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft over the years

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.

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2017183Ukeme EligweLB14Georgia Southern
2016165Tyreek HillWR47West Alabama
2016162Kevin HoganQB0Stanford
2015173James O'ShaughnessyTE23Illinois St.
2015172D.J. AlexanderOLB32Oregon St.
2014163Aaron MurrayQB0Georgia
2013134Sanders CommingsDB2Georgia
2012146DeQuan MenzieDB0Alabama
2011140Gabe MillerLB0Oregon St.
2011135Ricky StanziQB0Iowa
2010142Cameron SheffieldDE17Troy
2010136Kendrick LewisDB53Mississippi
2009139Colin BrownT0Missouri
2008140Brandon CarrDB64Grand Valley St.
2007160Justin MedlockK1UCLA
2007148Kolby SmithRB27Louisville
2006154Marcus MaxeyDB1Miami (FL)
2005147Alphonso HodgeDB0Miami (OH)
2005138Boomer GrigsbyLB44Illinois St.
2003153Jordan BlackT48Notre Dame
2002143Scott FujitaLB48California
2001150Derrick BlaylockRB40S.F. Austin
2001141Bill BaberTE29Virginia
2000162Pat DennisDB16La-Monroe
2000153Dante HallWR97Texas A&M
1998128Robert WilliamsDB17North Carolina
1997163June HenleyRB0Kansas
1996135Joe HornWR49Itawamba Junior College
1995164Jerrott WillardLB1California
1994156Rob WaldropDT3Arizona
1994151James BurtonDB0Fresno St.
1993130Lindsay KnappG2Notre Dame
1991133Charles MincyDB48Washington
1990127Ken HackemackT0Texas
1990124Derrick GrahamG52Appalachian St.
1987128Kitrick TaylorWR16Washington St.
1985126Bruce KingRB20Purdue
1984134Jeff PaineLB26Texas A&M
1984117Eric HolleNT56Texas
1983119Jim ArnoldP48Vanderbilt
1982130Del ThompsonRB6Texas-El Paso
1981124Todd ThomasC15North Dakota
1980115Dan PensickDT0Nebraska
1980114Carlos CarsonWR120LSU
1979112Earl GantRB20Missouri
1978134Robert WoodsWR0Grambling St.
1978118Dwight CareyDT0Texas-Arlington
1978112Jerrold McRaeWR4Tennessee St.
1976144Jimbo ElrodLB36Oklahoma
1976137Willie LeeDT28Bethune-Cookman
1973120Fred GrambauDE0Michigan
1972127Milt DavisDE0Texas-Arlington
1971120Mike AdamleRB22Northwestern
1970130Mike OriardC42Notre Dame
1969126Bob SteinLB50Minnesota


- 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 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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