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

Exploring how successful the Chiefs have been in the sixth 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 53 players the Chiefs have drafted in the sixth round since 1967:

Year

Pick

Player

Pos

All Pro

Pro Bowl

Games

School

2014

193

Zach Fulton

OL

0

0

16

Tennessee

2014

200

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

OL

0

0

0

McGill

2013

170

Eric Kush

OL

0

0

3

California (PA)

2013

204

Braden Wilson

RB

0

0

Kansas St.

2012

182

Cyrus Gray

RB

0

0

35

Texas A&M

2011

199

Jerrell Powe

DL

0

0

28

Mississippi

2009

175

Quinten Lawrence

WR

0

0

6

McNeese St.

2008

170

Barry Richardson

OL

0

0

65

Clemson

2008

182

Kevin Robinson

WR

0

0

8

Utah St.

2007

196

Herbert Taylor

OL

0

0

20

TCU

2006

186

Tre Stallings

OL

0

0

1

Mississippi St.

2006

190

Jeff Webb

WR

0

0

31

San Diego St.

2005

187

Will Svitek

OL

0

0

79

Stanford

2005

199

Khari Long

DL

0

0

1

Baylor

2004

195

Jeris McIntyre

WR

0

0

Auburn

2003

189

Jimmy Wilkerson

DL

0

0

119

Oklahoma

2001

176

Alex Sulfsted

OL

0

0

18

Miami (OH)

2000

188

Darnell Alford

OL

0

0

3

Boston Col.

1998

181

Derrick Ransom

DL

0

0

71

Cincinnati

1997

195

Isaac Byrd

WR

0

0

61

Kansas

1996

176

Dietrich Jells

WR

0

0

41

Pittsburgh

1995

202

Bryan Proby

DL

0

0

3

Arizona St.

1995

207

Tom Barndt

DL

0

0

81

Pittsburgh

1994

185

Anthony Daigle

RB

0

0

1

Fresno St.

1993

159

Darius Turner

RB

0

0

Washington

1992

159

Tony Smith

WR

0

0

Notre Dame

1991

162

Darrell Malone

DB

0

0

29

Jacksonville St.

1990

152

Tom Sims

DL

0

0

47

Pittsburgh

1989

143

Robb Thomas

WR

0

0

136

Oregon St.

1988

139

James Saxon

RB

0

0

111

San Jose St.

1986

141

Kent Hagood

RB

0

0

South Carolina

1985

149

John Bostic

DB

0

0

29

Bethune-Cookman

1984

146

Rufus Stevens

WR

0

0

Grambling St.

1983

146

Ellis Gardner

OL

0

0

17

Georgia Tech

1982

157

Durwood Roquemore

DB

0

0

29

Texas A&M-Kingsville

1981

153

Dock Luckie

DL

0

0

Florida

1980

147

Bubba Garcia

WR

0

0

6

Texas-El Paso

1980

164

Larry Heater

RB

0

0

29

Arizona

1979

140

Robert Gaines

WR

0

0

Washington

1977

150

Rick Burleson

DL

0

0

Texas

1977

167

Andre Herrera

RB

0

0

Southern Illinois

1976

166

Steve Taylor

DB

0

0

14

Kansas

1976

167

Bob Gregolunas

LB

0

0

Northern Illinois

1976

172

Calvin Harper

OL

0

0

Illinois St.

1975

137

Morris LaGrand

RB

0

0

13

Tampa

1975

139

Dave Wasick

LB

0

0

San Jose St.

1974

131

Jay Washington

RB

0

0

Clemson

1973

145

Doug Jones

DB

0

0

68

Cal State-Northridge

1972

153

John Kahler

DL

0

0

Long Beach St.

1971

146

Kerry Reardon

DB

0

0

58

Iowa

1970

156

Bob Hews

OL

0

0

2

Princeton

1969

155

John Pleasant

RB

0

0

Alabama St.

1967

156

Noland Smith

WR

0

0

39

Tennessee St.


Items of note:*

  • The Chiefs have yet to draft either an All-Pro or a Pro Bowler in the sixth round.
  • The positions offensive linemanand wide receiver are tied for the two most popular positions in the sixth round. The Chiefs have drafted 12 players of each position since 1967.
  • The Chiefs have drafted more players in the sixth round from Pittsburgh (3) than any other college in the country since 1967: Dietrich Jells, 1996, Tom Barndt, 1995, Tom Sims, 1990.
    • Of the 53 players the Chiefs have drafted in the seventh round since 1967, three eclipsed more than 100 games in their respective careers: Robb Thomas, 1989 (136 games), Jimmy Wilkerson, 2003 (119 games) and James Saxon, 1988 (111 games).
  • Six Chiefs sixth-round picks are still active in the league today: Zach Fulton, 2014, Laurent Duverynay-Tardif, 2014, Eric Kush, 2013, Cyrus Gray, 2012, Jerrell Powe, 2011 and Will Svitek, 2005. All but Powe (Texans) and Svitek (Titans) are currently members of the Chiefs.

Research for this article was assisted byProFootballReference.com.

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