A Historical Look at the Chiefs’ Seventh-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 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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YEAR PICK PLAYER POSITION GAMES WITH KC SCHOOL
2015 233 Da'Ron Brown WR 0 Northern Illinois
2013 207 Mike Catapano DL 15 Princeton
2012 218 Jerome Long DL 0 San Diego State
2012 238 Junior Hemingway WR 31 Michigan
2011 223 Shane Bannon RB 0 Yale
2009 256 Ryan Succop K 80 South Carolina
2009 212 Javarris Williams RB 4 Tennessee State
2009 237 Jake O'Connell TE 35 Miami (OH)
2008 210 Brian Johnston DL 9 Gardner-Webb
2008 239 Mike Merritt TE 0 Central Florida
2007 231 Michael Allan TE 0 Whitworth (WA)
2006 228 Jarrad Page DB 53 UCLA
2005 238 Jeremy Parquet OL 0 Southern Miss
2005 229 James Kilian QB 0 Tulsa
2004 231 Kevin Sampson OL 16 Syracuse
2003 252 Willie Pile DB 16 Virginia Tech
2003 230 Montique Sharpe DL 5 Wake Forest
2002 221 Maurice Rodriguez LB 0 Fresno State
2001 212 Shaunard Harts DB 51 Boise State
2001 243 Terdell Sands DL 0 Tennessee - Chattanooga
2000 208 Desmond Kitchings WR 0 Furman
1999 220 Eric King OL 0 Richmond
1998 216 Eric Warfield DB 115 Nebraska
1998 224 Ernest Blackwell RB 0 Missouri
1997 214 Nathan Parks OL 1 Stanford
1996 245 Darrell Williams DB 0 Tennessee State
1996 211 Ben Lynch OL 0 California
1996 241 Jeff Smith OL 30 Tennessee
1994 199 Steve Matthews QB 0 Memphis
1994 219 Tracy Greene TE 7 Grambling State
1993 186 Danan Hughes WR 85 Iowa
1992 186 Erick Anderson LB 8 Michigan
1991 189 Bernard Ellison DB 0 Nevada
1990 180 Dave Szott OL 142 Penn State
1989 171 Ron Sancho LB 0 LSU
1988 170 Troy Stedman LB 5 Washburn
1987 186 Doug Hudson QB 1 Nicholls State
1985 180 Vince Thompson DL 0 Missouri Western
1985 183 Dave Heffernan OL 0 Miami (FL)
1984 173 Kevin Ross DB 156 Temple
1983 173 Ken Thomas RB 14 San Jose State
1983 179 Daryl Posey RB 0 Mississippi College
1982 184 Greg Smith DL 0 Kansas
1981 180 Billy Jackson RB 57 Alabama
1979 167 Ken Kremer DL 87 Ball State
1978 168 Ricky Odom DB 8 USC
1978 184 Bill Kellar WR 5 Stanford
1977 177 Chris Golub DB 1 Kansas
1976 196 Rod Wellington RB 0 Iowa
1974 172 LeRoy Hegge DL 0 South Dakota - Springfield
1973 173 Donn Smith OL 0 Purdue
1972 179 Dean Carlson QB 0 Iowa State
1970 182 Clyde Glosson WR 0 Texas - El Paso
1969 179 Tom Nettles WR 0 San Diego State
1968 184 Sammy Grezaffi DB 0 LSU
1967 183 Dick Erickson OL 0 Wisconsin - Stout

Notes:

- 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

- 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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