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

Exploring who the Chiefs have selected in the fourth 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 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.

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YEARPICKPLAYERPOSITIONGAMES WITH KCSCHOOL
2018124Armani WattsS5Texas A&M
2017139Jehu ChessonWR12Michigan
2016126Demarcus RobinsonWR48Florida
2016106Eric MurrayCB45Minnesota
2016105Parker EhingerG6Cincinnati
2015118Ramik WilsonILB30Georgia
2014124De'Anthony ThomasRB55Oregon
201399Nico JohnsonLB6Alabama
2012107Devon WylieWR6Fresno State
2011118Jalil BrownDB29Colorado
2009102Donald WashingtonDB32Ohio State
2008105Will FranklinWR13Missouri
2005116Craphonso ThorpeWR0Florida State
2004126Jared AllenDE61Idaho State
2004105Samie ParkerWR47Oregon
2003113Brett WilliamsT5Florida State
2002107Omar EasyFB37Penn State
2001108George LayneRB0TCU
2001107Monty BeiselLB58Kansas State
2000115Frank MoreauRB11Louisville
1999108Larry ParkerWR38USC
1998120Greg FavorsLB16Mississippi State
1997110Pat BarnesQB0California
199698Donnie EdwardsLB117UCLA
1995134Steve StenstromQB0Stanford
1994127Bracy WalkerDB56North Carolina
1993103Jaime FieldsLB17Washington
1992101Mike EvansDT12Michigan
199096Fred JonesWR41Grambling State
198988Stan PetryDB34TCU
198896J.R. AmbroseWR0Mississippi
198690Chas FoxWR0Furman
198687Tom BaughC29Southern Illinois
198599Bob OldermanG16Virginia
198490Mark RobinsonDB48Penn State
198392Ron WetzelTE16Arizona State
1982104Stuart AndersonLB0Virginia
1982100Louis HaynesLB11North Texas
198197Ron WashingtonWR0Arizona State
198094Dave KlugLB26Concordia-Moorhead (MN)
197985Frank ManumaleugaLB35San Jose State
1978104Pete WoodsQB0Missouri
197885Danny JohnsonLB0Tennessee State
1977104Eric HarrisDB39Memphis
197795Darius HeltonG6North Carolina Central
197794Tony SamuelsTE50Bethune-Cookman
197792Mark BaileyRB27Long Beach State
197494Matt HerkenhoffT125Minnesota
197389John LohmeyerDT41Emporia State
197297Andy HamiltonWR15LSU
197194David RobinsonTE0Jacksonville State
1969101Jack RudnayC178Northwestern
196890Mickey McCartyTE3TCU
1967104Ron ZwernemannG0Texas 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.

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- 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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