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

The 2019 NFL Draft is just three weeks away

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 three 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.

Let's begin with the seventh round, where Kansas City currently holds one pick in this year's draft (the No. 216 overall selection). As of now, the Chiefs are set to pick in the final round for the first time since 2015.

For a look at all the Chiefs' selections, click here.

A notable player selected with the No. 216 overall pick in NFL history is former Carolina Panthers' defensive back Captain Munnerlyn, who went from a seventh-round pick in 2009 to a 10-year veteran.

Here's a look at who the Chiefs have drafted in the seventh round since 1967.

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2015233Da'Ron BrownWR0Northern Illinois
2013207Mike CatapanoDL15Princeton
2012218Jerome LongDL0San Diego State
2012238Junior HemingwayWR31Michigan
2011223Shane BannonRB0Yale
2009256Ryan SuccopK80South Carolina
2009212Javarris WilliamsRB4Tennessee State
2009237Jake O'ConnellTE35Miami (OH)
2008210Brian JohnstonDL9Gardner-Webb
2008239Mike MerrittTE0Central Florida
2007231Michael AllanTE0Whitworth (WA)
2006228Jarrad PageDB53UCLA
2005238Jeremy ParquetOL0Southern Miss
2005229James KilianQB0Tulsa
2004231Kevin SampsonOL16Syracuse
2003252Willie PileDB16Virginia Tech
2003230Montique SharpeDL5Wake Forest
2002221Maurice RodriguezLB0Fresno State
2001212Shaunard HartsDB51Boise State
2001243Terdell SandsDL0Tennessee - Chattanooga
2000208Desmond KitchingsWR0Furman
1999220Eric KingOL0Richmond
1998216Eric WarfieldDB115Nebraska
1998224Ernest BlackwellRB0Missouri
1997214Nathan ParksOL1Stanford
1996245Darrell WilliamsDB0Tennessee State
1996211Ben LynchOL0California
1996241Jeff SmithOL30Tennessee
1994199Steve MatthewsQB0Memphis
1994219Tracy GreeneTE7Grambling State
1993186Danan HughesWR85Iowa
1992186Erick AndersonLB8Michigan
1991189Bernard EllisonDB0Nevada
1990180Dave SzottOL142Penn State
1989171Ron SanchoLB0LSU
1988170Troy StedmanLB5Washburn
1987186Doug HudsonQB1Nicholls State
1985180Vince ThompsonDL0Missouri Western
1985183Dave HeffernanOL0Miami (FL)
1984173Kevin RossDB156Temple
1983173Ken ThomasRB14San Jose State
1983179Daryl PoseyRB0Mississippi College
1982184Greg SmithDL0Kansas
1981180Billy JacksonRB57Alabama
1979167Ken KremerDL87Ball State
1978168Ricky OdomDB8USC
1978184Bill KellarWR5Stanford
1977177Chris GolubDB1Kansas
1976196Rod WellingtonRB0Iowa
1974172LeRoy HeggeDL0South Dakota - Springfield
1973173Donn SmithOL0Purdue
1972179Dean CarlsonQB0Iowa State
1970182Clyde GlossonWR0Texas - El Paso
1969179Tom NettlesWR0San Diego State
1968184Sammy GrezaffiDB0LSU
1967183Dick EricksonOL0Wisconsin - Stout


- Twenty-seven of Kansas City's 56 seventh-round draft picks went on to appear in a game for the Chiefs, combining to play in 1,036 total contests.

- The Chiefs have selected one future Pro Bowler in the seventh round since 1967 - defensive back Kevin Ross, who was drafted in 1984. Ross made the Pro Bowl in 1989 and 1990. He was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2011.


- Ross wore a Chiefs' uniform in the most games of any seventh-round pick in franchise history, taking the field 156 times. Offensive tackle Dave Szott (142) and defensive back Eric Warfield (115) are the only other seventh-round selections to appear in at least 100 games for Kansas City.

- Defensive lineman Mike Catapano, who was selected out of Yale in 2013, is the last seventh-rounder to appear in a game for Kansas City.

- Defensive back and offensive lineman are tied for the two most-selected positions with 10 each.

- Kicker Ryan Succop, who has played for the Tennessee Titans since 2013, is the only one of Kansas City's seventh-round picks that is still active.

- Former wide receiver Danan Hughes appeared in 85 games for Kansas City after being selected in the seventh round of the 1993 Draft.

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