A Historical Look at the Chiefs' Sixth-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 few weeks leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft, we're looking back at who the Kansas City Chiefs have selected in each round since the event's beginnings 53 years ago.

We started with the seventh round and will continue with the sixth round, where Kansas City does not currently own a selection in the upcoming draft. The Chiefs selected cornerback Rashad Fenton (No. 201) and tailback Darwin Thompson (No. 214) in the sixth round last year.

As of now, these are the selections Kansas City currently has for the 2020 Draft:

No. 32 (Round 1)

No. 63 (Round 2)

No. 96 (Round 3)

No. 138 (Round 4)

No. 177 (Round 5)

And here's a look at who the Chiefs have drafted in the sixth round since 1967:

2019 | Pick No. 214 | Darwin Thompson | RB | Utah State

2019 | Pick No. 201 | Rashad Fenton | CB | South Carolina

2018 | Pick No. 198 | Kahlil McKenzie | OG | Tennessee

2018 | Pick No. 196 | Tremon Smith | CB | Central Arkansas

2017 | Pick No. 218 | Leon McQuay | S | USC

2016 | Pick No. 203 | Dadi Nicolas | DE | Virginia Tech

2016 | Pick No. 178 | D.J. White | CB | Georgia Tech

2015 | Pick No. 217 | Rakeem Nunez-Roches | DT | Southern Miss

2014 | Pick No. 200 | Laurent Duvernay-Tardif | OL | McGill (Canada)

2014 | Pick No. 193 | Zach Fulton |G |Tennessee

2013 | Pick No. 204 | Braden Wilson | FB | Kansas State

2013 | Pick No. 170 | Eric Kush | C | California (PA)

2012 | Pick No. 182 | Cyrus Gray | RB | Texas A&M

2011 | Pick No. 199 | Jerrell Powe | DT | Mississippi

2009 | Pick No. 175 | Quinten Lawrence | WR | McNeese State

2008 | Pick No. 182 | Kevin Robinson | WR | Utah State

2008 | Pick No. 170 | Barry Richardson | T | Clemson

2007 | Pick No. 196 | Herbert Taylor | T | TCU

2006 | Pick No. 190 | Jeff Webb | WR | San Diego State

2006 | Pick No.186 | Tre Stallings | G | Mississippi State

2005 | Pick No. 199 | Khari Long | DE | Baylor

2005 | Pick No. 187 | Will Svitek | T | Stanford

2004 | Pick No. 195 | Jeris McIntyre | WR | Auburn

2003 | Pick No. 189 | Jimmy Wilkerson | DE | Oklahoma

2001 | Pick No. 176 | Alex Sulfsted | T | Miami (OH)

2000 | Pick No. 188 | Darnell Alford | G | Boston College

1998 | Pick No. 181 | Derrick Ransom | DT | Cincinnati

1997 | Pick No. 195 | Isaac Byrd | WR | Kansas

1996 | Pick No. 176 | Dietrich Jells | WR | Pittsburgh

1995 | Pick No. 207 | Tom Barndt | DT | Pittsburgh

1995 | Pick No. 202 | Bryan Proby | DT | Arizona State

1994 | Pick No. 185 | Anthony Daigle | RB | Fresno State

1993 | Pick No. 159 | Darius Turner | RB | Washington

1992 | Pick No. 159 | Tony Smith | WR | Notre Dame

1991 | Pick No. 162 | Darrell Malone | DB | Jacksonville State

1990 | Pick No. 152 | Tom Sims | DT | Pittsburgh

1989 | Pick No. 143 | Robb Thomas | WR | Oregon State

1988 | Pick No. 139 | James Saxon | FB | San Jose State

1986 | Pick No. 141 | Kent Hagood | RB | South Carolina

1985 | Pick No. 149 | John Bostic | DB | Bethune-Cookman

1984 | Pick No. 146 | Rufus Stevens | WR | Grambling State

1983 | Pick No. 146 | Ellis Gardner | T | Georgia Tech

1982 | Pick No. 157 | Durwood Roquemore | DB | Texas A&M-Kingsville

1981 | Pick No. 153 | Dock Luckie | DT | Florida

Notes:

- Thirty-seven of Kansas City's 61 sixth-round draft picks went on to appear in a game for the Chiefs, combining to play in a total of 879 total contests.

- Fenton appeared in 12 games for the Chiefs in 2019, tallying 12 tackles, four passes defensed, a forced fumble and an interception. Thompson, meanwhile, also played in 12 games with 128 yards and a score on the ground.  

- Ten of the Chiefs' 11 sixth-round picks since 2014 have appeared in at least one game for Kansas City. The most productive player in that group has been offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who has started 57 games in his five years with the Chiefs.

- Twenty of Kansas City's last 22 sixth-round picks have played in at least one contest for the Chiefs, playing in a total of 389 games.

- Kansas City has picked a defensive player with six of its last eight sixth-round selections dating back to 2015.

- Defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson, who was drafted with the 189th overall pick in 2003, went on to play in the most games (72) in a Chiefs' uniform of any sixth-round pick in franchise history.

- In addition to Wilkerson, Duvernay-Tardif (2014), offensive tackle Zach Fulton (2014), defensive tackles Derrick Ransom (1998) and Tom Barndt (1995), fullback James Saxon (1988) and defensive back Kerry Reardon (1971) all played in at least 50 games for Kansas City.

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