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

Exploring how successful the Chiefs have been in the fourth 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 48 players the Chiefs have drafted in the fourth round since 1967:

Year

Pick

Player

Pos

All Pro

Pro Bowl

Games

School

2014

124

De'Anthony Thomas

RB

0

0

12

Oregon

2013

99

Nico Johnson

LB

0

0

18

Alabama

2012

107

Devon Wylie

WR

0

0

12

Fresno St.

2011

118

Jalil Brown

DB

0

0

41

Colorado

2009

102

Donald Washington

DB

0

0

32

Ohio St.

2008

105

Will Franklin

WR

0

0

13

Missouri

2005

116

Craphonso Thorpe

WR

0

0

5

Florida St.

2004

105

Samie Parker

WR

0

0

47

Oregon

2004

126

Jared Allen

DL

4

5

172

Idaho St.

2003

113

Brett Williams

OL

0

0

5

Florida St.

2002

107

Omar Easy

FB

0

0

53

Penn St.

2001

107

Monty Beisel

LB

0

0

119

Kansas St.

2001

108

George Layne

RB

0

0

11

TCU

2000

115

Frank Moreau

RB

0

0

14

Louisville

1999

108

Larry Parker

WR

0

0

38

USC

1998

120

Greg Favors

LB

0

0

101

Mississippi St.

1997

110

Pat Barnes

QB

0

0

1

California

1996

98

Donnie Edwards

LB

0

1

198

UCLA

1995

134

Steve Stenstrom

QB

0

0

17

Stanford

1994

127

Bracy Walker

DB

0

0

167

North Carolina

1993

103

Jaime Fields

LB

0

0

17

Washington

1992

101

Mike Evans

DL

0

0

12

Michigan

1990

96

Fred Jones

WR

0

0

41

Grambling St.

1989

88

Stan Petry

DB

0

0

36

TCU

1988

96

J.R. Ambrose

WR

0

0

Mississippi

1986

87

Tom Baugh

OL

0

0

45

Southern Illinois

1986

90

Chas Fox

WR

0

0

4

Furman

1985

99

Bob Olderman

OL

0

0

16

Virginia

1984

90

Mark Robinson

DB

0

0

88

Penn St.

1983

92

Ron Wetzel

TE

0

0

16

Arizona St.

1982

100

Louis Haynes

LB

0

0

11

North Texas

1982

104

Stuart Anderson

LB

0

0

40

Virginia

1981

97

Ron Washington

WR

0

0

Arizona St.

1980

94

Dave Klug

LB

0

0

26

Concordia-Moorhead (MN)

1979

85

Frank Manumaleuga

LB

0

0

35

San Jose St.

1978

85

Danny Johnson

LB

0

0

3

Tennessee St.

1978

104

Pete Woods

QB

0

0

Missouri

1977

92

Mark Bailey

RB

0

0

27

Long Beach St.

1977

94

Tony Samuels

TE

0

0

56

Bethune-Cookman

1977

95

Darius Helton

OL

0

0

6

North Carolina Central

1977

104

Eric Harris

DB

0

0

71

Memphis

1974

94

Matt Herkenhoff

OL

0

0

125

Minnesota

1973

89

John Lohmeyer

DL

0

0

41

Emporia St.

1972

97

Andy Hamilton

WR

0

0

24

LSU

1971

94

David Robinson

TE

0

0

Jacksonville St.

1969

101

Jack Rudnay

OL

0

4

178

Northwestern

1968

90

Mickey McCarty

TE

0

0

3

TCU

1967

104

Ron Zwernemann

OL

0

0

Texas A&M-Commerce

  • The Chiefs have drafted one future All-Pro, defensive lineman Jared Allen (2004), in the fourth round. Allen has been named an All-Pro four times (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011).
  • The Chiefs have drafted three future Pro Bowlers, Jack Rudnay (1969), Donnie Edwards (1996) and Jared Allen (2004) in the fourth round.
  • The positions linebackerand wide receiver are tied for the two most popular positions in the fourth round. The Chiefs have drafted 10 players of each position since 1967.
  • The Chiefs have drafted more players in the fourth round from TCU (3) than any other college in the country since 1967: Mickey McCarty (1968), Stan Petry (1989) and George Layne (2001).
  • Of the 48 players the Chiefs have drafted in the fourth round since 1967, seven eclipsed more than 100 games in their respective careers: Donnie Edwards, 1996 (198 games), Jack Rudnay, 1969 (178 games), Jared Allen, 2004 (172 games), Bracy Walker, 1994 (167 games), Matt Herkenhoff, 1974 (125 games), Monty Beisel, 2001 (119 games) and Greg Favors, 1998 (101 games).
  • Five Chiefs fourth-round picks are still active in the league today: De'Anthony Thomas (2014), Nico Johnson (2013), Devon Wylie (2012), Jalil Brown (2011) and Jared Allen (2004).

Research for this article was assisted byProFootballReference.com.

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