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

Exploring how successful the Chiefs have been in the fifth round of the NFL Draft over the years

In 1967, a system called the "common draft" was implemented for the AFL and NFL. *In this system, the two leagues held a joint draft for college players. The "common draft" existed until 1969 as the AFL and NFL would officially merge in 1970*.

The following is a list of the 51 players the Chiefs have drafted in the fifth round since 1967:

Year

Pick

Player

Pos

All Pro

Pro Bowl

Games

School

2014

163

Aaron Murray

QB

0

0

0

Georgia

2013

134

Sanders Commings

DB

0

0

2

Georgia

2012

146

DeQuan Menzie

DB

0

0

Alabama

2011

140

Gabe Miller

LB

0

0

7

Oregon St.

2011

135

Ricky Stanzi

QB

0

0

0

Iowa

2010

136

Kendrick Lewis

DB

0

0

69

Mississippi

2010

142

Cameron Sheffield

DL

0

0

17

Troy

2009

139

Colin Brown

OL

0

0

18

Missouri

2008

140

Brandon Carr

DB

0

0

112

Grand Valley St.

2007

160

Justin Medlock

K

0

0

32

UCLA

2007

148

Kolby Smith

RB

0

0

27

Louisville

2006

154

Marcus Maxey

DB

0

0

2

Miami (FL)

2005

147

Alphonso Hodge

DB

0

0

Miami (OH)

2005

138

Boomer Grigsby

LB

0

0

45

Illinois St.

2003

153

Jordan Black

OL

0

0

94

Notre Dame

2002

143

Scott Fujita

LB

0

0

143

California

2001

150

Derrick Blaylock

RB

0

0

53

S.F. Austin

2001

141

Bill Baber

TE

0

0

30

Virginia

2000

162

Pat Dennis

DB

0

0

41

La-Monroe

2000

153

Dante Hall

WR

2

2

112

Texas A&M

1998

128

Robert Williams

DB

0

0

18

North Carolina

1997

163

June Henley

RB

0

0

11

Kansas

1996

135

Joe Horn

WR

0

4

163

Itawamba JC

1995

155

Mike Pelton

DL

0

0

Auburn

1995

164

Jerrott Willard

LB

0

0

1

California

1994

151

James Burton

DB

0

0

45

Fresno St.

1994

156

Rob Waldrop

DL

0

0

3

Arizona

1993

130

Lindsay Knapp

OL

0

0

11

Notre Dame

1991

133

Charles Mincy

DB

0

0

114

Washington

1990

124

Derrick Graham

OL

0

0

99

Appalachian St.

1990

127

Ken Hackemack

OL

0

0

Texas

1987

128

Kitrick Taylor

WR

0

0

47

Washington St.

1985

126

Bruce King

RB

0

0

28

Purdue

1984

117

Eric Holle

DL

0

0

56

Texas

1984

134

Jeff Paine

LB

0

0

29

Texas A&M

1983

119

Jim Arnold

P

1

2

174

Vanderbilt

1982

130

Del Thompson

RB

0

0

6

Texas-El Paso

1981

124

Todd Thomas

OL

0

0

15

North Dakota

1980

115

Dan Pensick

DL

0

0

Nebraska

1980

114

Carlos Carson

WR

0

2

126

LSU

1979

112

Earl Gant

RB

0

0

20

Missouri

1978

118

Dwight Carey

DL

0

0

Texas-Arlington

1978

112

Jerrold McRae

WR

0

0

9

Tennessee St.

1978

134

Robert Woods

WR

0

0

4

Grambling St.

1976

137

Willie Lee

DL

0

0

28

Bethune-Cookman

1976

144

Jimbo Elrod

LB

0

0

40

Oklahoma

1973

120

Fred Grambau

DL

0

0

Michigan

1972

127

Milt Davis

DL

0

0

Texas-Arlington

1971

120

Mike Adamle

RB

0

0

76

Northwestern

1970

130

Mike Oriard

OL

0

0

42

Notre Dame

1969

126

Bob Stein

LB

0

0

89

Minnesota

  • The Chiefs have drafted three players in the fifth round who have gone on to earn Pro Bowl honors in their respective careers: Dante Hall (2000), Joe Horn (1996), Jim Arnold (1983) and Carlos Carson (1980).
  • The Chiefs have taken more players from Notre Dame (3) in the fifth round than any other school: Jordan Black (2003), Lindsay Knapp (1993) and Mike Oriard (1970).
  • The Chiefs have selected more defensive backs (10) in the fifth round than any other position.
  • Dante Hall (aka X-Factor or the human joystick) was selected in the 2000 draft with the No. 153 overall pick. He was a two-time All-Pro return man that was a fan favorite in his seven seasons in Kansas City.
  • Notable names: Brandon Carr (2008), Kendrick Lewis (2010) and Scott Fujita (2002).
  • The last two fifth-round picks have both been from Georgia in quarterback Aaron Murray and defensive back Sanders Commings.

Research for this article was assisted byProFootballReference.com.

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