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

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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 55 players the Chiefs have drafted in the fifth round since 1967: 

YEAR

PICK

PLAYER

POS

ALL PRO

PRO BOWL

GAMES

SCHOOL

2016

162

Kevin Hogan

QB

0

0

4

Stanford

2016

165

Tyreek Hill

WR

1

1

16

West Alabama

2015

172

D.J. Alexander

OLB

0

1

32

Oregon St.

2015

173

James O'Shaughnessy

TE

0

0

23

Illinois St.

2014

163

Aaron Murray

QB

0

0

Georgia

2013

134

Sanders Commings

DB

0

0

2

Georgia

2012

146

DeQuan Menzie

DB

0

0

Alabama

2011

135

Ricky Stanzi

QB

0

0

Iowa

2011

140

Gabe Miller

LB

0

0

7

Oregon St.

2010

136

Kendrick Lewis

DB

0

0

90

Mississippi

2010

142

Cameron Sheffield

DE

0

0

17

Troy

2009

139

Colin Brown

T

0

0

18

Missouri

2008

140

Brandon Carr

DB

0

0

144

Grand Valley St.

2007

148

Kolby Smith

RB

0

0

27

Louisville

2007

160

Justin Medlock

K

0

0

11

UCLA

2006

154

Marcus Maxey

DB

0

0

2

Miami (FL)

2005

138

Boomer Grigsby

LB

0

0

45

Illinois St.

2005

147

Alphonso Hodge

DB

0

0

Miami (OH)

2003

153

Jordan Black

T

0

0

94

Notre Dame

2002

143

Scott Fujita

LB

0

0

143

California

2001

141

Bill Baber

TE

0

0

30

Virginia

2001

150

Derrick Blaylock

RB

0

0

51

S.F. Austin

2000

153

Dante Hall

WR

1

2

112

Texas A&M

2000

162

Pat Dennis

DB

0

0

41

La-Monroe

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

DT

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

DT

0

0

3

Arizona

1993

130

Lindsay Knapp

G

0

0

11

Notre Dame

1991

133

Charles Mincy

DB

0

0

114

Washington

1990

124

Derrick Graham

G

0

0

99

Appalachian St.

1990

127

Ken Hackemack

T

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

NT

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

C

0

0

15

North Dakota

1980

114

Carlos Carson

WR

0

2

126

LSU

1980

115

Dan Pensick

DT

0

0

Nebraska

1979

112

Earl Gant

RB

0

0

20

Missouri

1978

112

Jerrold McRae

WR

0

0

9

Tennessee St.

1978

118

Dwight Carey

DT

0

0

Texas-Arlington

1978

134

Robert Woods

WR

0

0

4

Grambling St.

1976

137

Willie Lee

DT

0

0

28

Bethune-Cookman

1976

144

Jimbo Elrod

LB

0

0

40

Oklahoma

1973

120

Fred Grambau

DE

0

0

Michigan

1972

127

Milt Davis

DE

0

0

Texas-Arlington

1971

120

Mike Adamle

RB

0

0

76

Northwestern

1970

130

Mike Oriard

C

0

0

42

Notre Dame

1969

126

Bob Stein

LB

0

0

89

Minnesota

  • The Chiefs have drafted five players in the fifth round who have gone on to earn Pro Bowl honors in their respective careers: Tyreek Hill (2016), D.J. Alexander (2015), 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).
    • Last season's fifth-round picks were quarterback Kevin Hogan (No. 162) and wide receiver Tyreek Hill (No. 165). Hill went on to receive All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors as a rookie, and Hogan, who the Chiefs released, should be in the mix to earn the Cleveland Browns' starting job this fall.  

Research for this article was assisted byProFootballReference.com.

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