A Historical Look at the Chiefs’ Fourth-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 two 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 fourth round, where the Chiefs do not currently own a pick in this year’s draft. Kansas City sent the selection to the Buffalo Bills back in 2017 in exchange for linebacker Reggie Ragland.

The Chiefs selected safety Armani Watts in the fourth round (No. 124) of the 2018 Draft. Watts played in five games for Kansas City before suffering a season-ending core muscle injury in early October. The Texas A&M product showed flashes of potential during his brief time on the field, tallying a pass defensed and a sack on the year following a strong preseason.

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

Table inside Article
YEAR PICK PLAYER POSITION GAMES WITH KC SCHOOL
2018 124 Armani Watts S 5 Texas A&M
2017 139 Jehu Chesson WR 12 Michigan
2016 126 Demarcus Robinson WR 48 Florida
2016 106 Eric Murray CB 45 Minnesota
2016 105 Parker Ehinger G 6 Cincinnati
2015 118 Ramik Wilson ILB 30 Georgia
2014 124 De'Anthony Thomas RB 55 Oregon
2013 99 Nico Johnson LB 6 Alabama
2012 107 Devon Wylie WR 6 Fresno State
2011 118 Jalil Brown DB 29 Colorado
2009 102 Donald Washington DB 32 Ohio State
2008 105 Will Franklin WR 13 Missouri
2005 116 Craphonso Thorpe WR 0 Florida State
2004 126 Jared Allen DE 61 Idaho State
2004 105 Samie Parker WR 47 Oregon
2003 113 Brett Williams T 5 Florida State
2002 107 Omar Easy FB 37 Penn State
2001 108 George Layne RB 0 TCU
2001 107 Monty Beisel LB 58 Kansas State
2000 115 Frank Moreau RB 11 Louisville
1999 108 Larry Parker WR 38 USC
1998 120 Greg Favors LB 16 Mississippi State
1997 110 Pat Barnes QB 0 California
1996 98 Donnie Edwards LB 117 UCLA
1995 134 Steve Stenstrom QB 0 Stanford
1994 127 Bracy Walker DB 56 North Carolina
1993 103 Jaime Fields LB 17 Washington
1992 101 Mike Evans DT 12 Michigan
1990 96 Fred Jones WR 41 Grambling State
1989 88 Stan Petry DB 34 TCU
1988 96 J.R. Ambrose WR 0 Mississippi
1986 90 Chas Fox WR 0 Furman
1986 87 Tom Baugh C 29 Southern Illinois
1985 99 Bob Olderman G 16 Virginia
1984 90 Mark Robinson DB 48 Penn State
1983 92 Ron Wetzel TE 16 Arizona State
1982 104 Stuart Anderson LB 0 Virginia
1982 100 Louis Haynes LB 11 North Texas
1981 97 Ron Washington WR 0 Arizona State
1980 94 Dave Klug LB 26 Concordia-Moorhead (MN)
1979 85 Frank Manumaleuga LB 35 San Jose State
1978 104 Pete Woods QB 0 Missouri
1978 85 Danny Johnson LB 0 Tennessee State
1977 104 Eric Harris DB 39 Memphis
1977 95 Darius Helton G 6 North Carolina Central
1977 94 Tony Samuels TE 50 Bethune-Cookman
1977 92 Mark Bailey RB 27 Long Beach State
1974 94 Matt Herkenhoff T 125 Minnesota
1973 89 John Lohmeyer DT 41 Emporia State
1972 97 Andy Hamilton WR 15 LSU
1971 94 David Robinson TE 0 Jacksonville State
1969 101 Jack Rudnay C 178 Northwestern
1968 90 Mickey McCarty TE 3 TCU
1967 104 Ron Zwernemann G 0 Texas A&M-Commerce

- Forty-two of Kansas City’s 54 fourth-round picks since 1967 went on to suit up for the Chiefs, playing in a combined 1,502 games.

- The Chiefs selected defensive end Jared Allen in the fourth round of the 2004 Draft, who blossomed into one of the league’s top pass-rushers almost right away. In his four years with Kansas City from 2004-07, Allen led the NFL in tackles for loss (56), ranked second in sacks (43.0), fifth in quarterback hits (39) and sixth in forced fumbles (13). Allen was traded to the Minnesota Vikings ahead of the 2008 season, providing Kansas City with the selection that was used on tailback Jamaal Charles, the Chiefs’ all-time leading rusher.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen (69) celebrates a big play during the Oct. 22, 2006 home game against the San Diego Chargers.  The Chiefs won 20-27.

- Center Jack Rudnay played in the most games of any fourth-round pick in franchise history (178).

- In addition to Rudnay, linebacker Donnie Edwards (117) and offensive tackle Matt Herkenhoff (125) each played in at least 100 games for the Chiefs.

- The Chiefs have drafted more wide receivers (12) than any other position in the fourth round, doing so with two of their last three fourth-round picks (Jehu Chesson and Demarcus Robinson).

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