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

Exploring how successful the Chiefs have been in the second 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 40 players the Chiefs have drafted in the second round since 1967:

Year

Pick

Player

Pos

All Pro

Pro Bowl

Games

School

2012

44

Jeff Allen

OL

0

0

32

Illinois

2011

55

Rodney Hudson

OL

0

0

51

Florida St.

2010

36

Dexter McCluster

WR

0

1

72

Mississippi

2010

50

Javier Arenas

DB

0

0

69

Alabama

2008

35

Brandon Flowers

DB

0

1

102

Virginia Tech

2007

54

Turk McBride

DL

0

0

66

Tennessee

2006

54

Bernard Pollard

DB

0

0

126

Purdue

2004

36

Junior Siavii

DL

0

0

56

Oregon

2004

61

Kris Wilson

TE

0

0

97

Pittsburgh

2003

47

Kawika Mitchell

LB

0

0

97

South Florida

2002

43

Eddie Freeman

DL

0

0

20

Ala-Birmingham

2000

54

William Bartee

DB

0

0

87

Oklahoma

1999

54

Mike Cloud

RB

0

0

78

Boston Col.

1997

47

Kevin Lockett

WR

0

0

86

Kansas St.

1996

58

Reggie Tongue

DB

0

0

145

Oregon St.

1994

58

Donnell Bennett

RB

0

0

102

Miami (FL)

1992

40

Matt Blundin

QB

0

0

3

Virginia

1991

50

Joe Valerio

OL

0

0

62

Pennsylvania

1990

40

Tim Grunhard

OL

0

1

169

Notre Dame

1989

32

Mike Elkins

QB

0

0

1

Wake Forest

1987

35

Christian Okoye

RB

1

2

79

Azusa Pacific

1986

35

Dino Hackett

LB

0

1

88

Appalachian St.

1985

41

Jonathan Hayes

TE

0

0

184

Iowa

1984

34

Scott Radecic

LB

0

0

182

Penn St.

1983

34

Dave Lutz

OL

0

0

187

Georgia Tech

1982

46

Calvin Daniels

LB

0

0

70

North Carolina

1981

41

Joe Delaney

RB

0

1

23

NW State (LA)

1978

29

Sylvester Hicks

DL

0

0

43

Tennessee St.

1977

37

Tony Reed

RB

0

0

71

Colorado

1976

41

Cliff Frazier

DL

0

0

14

UCLA

1975

34

Elmore Stephens

TE

0

0

Kentucky

1974

41

Charlie Getty

OL

0

0

134

Penn St.

1973

27

Gary Butler

TE

0

0

25

Rice

1971

39

Wilbur Young

DL

0

0

153

William Penn

1971

42

Scott Lewis

DL

0

0

Grambling St.

1970

52

Clyde Werner

LB

0

0

63

Washington

1969

48

Ed Podolak

RB

0

0

104

Iowa

1968

48

Mike Livingston

QB

0

1

91

SMU

1967

47

Jim Lynch

LB

0

1

151

Notre Dame

1967

50

Willie Lanier

LB

8

6

149

Morgan St.

 

  • The Chiefs have drafted one future Hall of Famer, linebacker Willie Lanier (1967), in the second round.
  • The Chiefs have drafted two future All-Pros, Willie Lanier (1967) and Christian Okoye (1987), in the second round. Lanier was an All-Pro eight times (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975) and Okoye was an All-Pro once (1989)
  • The Chiefs have drafted nine future Pro Bowlers, Willie Lanier (1967) Jim Lynch (1967), Mike Livingston (1968), Joe Delaney (1981), Dino Hackett (1986), Christian Okoye (1987) Tim Grunhard (1990), Brandon Flowers (2008) and Dexter McCluster (2010), in the second round.
  • The positions defensive linemanand lineman are tied for the two most popular positions in the second round. The Chiefs have drafted seven players of each position since 1967.
  • There is a three-way tie for most popular college the Chiefs have drafted from in the second round. The Chiefs have drafted two players from Iowa, Notre Dame and Penn State.
  • Of the 40 players the Chiefs have drafted in the second round since 1967, 13 eclipsed more than 100 games in their respective careers: Dave Lutz, 1983 (187), Jonathan Hayes, 1985 (184 games), Scott Radecic, 1984 (182 games), Tim Grunhard, 1990 (169 games), Wilbur Young, 1971 (153 games), Jim Lynch, 1967 (151 games), Willie Lanier, 1967 (149 games), Reggie Tongue, 1996 (145 games), Charlie Getty, 1974 (134 games), Bernard Pollard, 2006 (126 games), Ed Podolak, 1969 (104 games), Brandon Flowers, 2008 (102 games), Donnell Bennett, 1994 (102 games).
  • Six Chiefs second-round picks are still active in the league today: Jeff Allen (2012), Rodney Hudson (2011), Dexter McCluster (2010), Javier Arenas (2010), Brandon Flowers (2008) and Bernard Pollard (2006).
    • The Chiefs have not had a second-round pick in the past two drafts (2013, 2014) as a result of their trade with the San Francisco 49ers for current starting quarterback Alex Smith.
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