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

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 52 players the Chiefs have drafted in the third round since 1967:

Year

Pick

Player

Pos

All Pro

Pro Bowl

Games

School

2014

87

Phillip Gaines

DB

0

0

13

Rice

2013

96

Knile Davis

RB

0

0

32

Arkansas

2013

63

Travis Kelce

TE

0

0

17

Cincinnati

2012

74

Donald Stephenson

OL

0

0

44

Oklahoma

2011

86

Allen Bailey

DL

0

0

55

Miami (FL)

2011

70

Justin Houston

LB

1

3

59

Georgia

2010

68

Jon Asamoah

OL

0

0

75

Illinois

2010

93

Tony Moeaki

TE

0

0

38

Iowa

2009

67

Alex Magee

DL

0

0

25

Purdue

2008

82

DaJuan Morgan

DB

0

0

30

North Carolina St.

2008

73

Jamaal Charles

RB

2

4

95

Texas

2008

76

Brad Cottam

TE

0

0

24

Tennessee

2007

82

Tank Tyler

DL

0

0

43

North Carolina St.

2006

85

Brodie Croyle

QB

0

0

19

Alabama

2005

99

Dustin Colquitt

P

0

1

158

Tennessee

2004

93

Keyaron Fox

LB

0

0

98

Georgia Tech

2003

92

Julian Battle

DB

0

0

26

Tennessee

2001

75

Eric Downing

DL

0

0

45

Syracuse

2001

77

Snoop Minnis

WR

0

0

15

Florida St.

2000

85

Greg Wesley

DB

0

0

118

Ark-Pine Bluff

1999

75

Gary Stills

DL

0

1

134

West Virginia

1999

84

Larry Atkins

LB

0

0

49

UCLA

1998

88

Rashaan Shehee

RB

0

0

25

Washington

1996

68

John Browning

DL

0

0

121

West Virginia

1995

97

Troy Dumas

LB

0

0

16

Nebraska

1995

81

Tamarick Vanover

WR

0

0

77

Florida St.

1994

92

Lake Dawson

WR

0

0

43

Notre Dame

1994

96

Chris Penn

WR

0

0

70

Tulsa

1993

74

Will Shields HOF

OL

2

12

224

Nebraska

1991

77

Tim Barnett

WR

0

0

44

Jackson St.

1989

60

Naz Worthen

WR

0

0

19

North Carolina St.

1988

59

Kevin Porter

DB

0

0

78

Auburn

1987

73

Todd Howard

LB

0

0

19

Texas A&M

1986

63

Leonard Griffin

DL

0

0

103

Grambling St.

1984

61

Herman Heard

RB

0

0

87

Southern Colorado

1983

61

Albert Lewis

DB

2

4

225

Grambling St.

1981

78

Lloyd Burruss

DB

0

1

145

Maryland

1981

75

Roger Taylor

OL

0

0

13

Oklahoma St.

1981

70

Marvin Harvey

TE

0

0

7

Southern Miss

1980

66

James Hadnot

RB

0

0

43

Texas Tech

1978

58

Gary Spani

LB

0

0

124

Kansas St.

1977

67

Tom Howard

LB

0

0

113

Texas Tech

1976

74

Gary Barbaro

DB

0

3

101

Nicholls St.

1976

63

Keith Simons

DL

0

0

49

Minnesota

1976

79

Henry Marshall

WR

0

0

165

Missouri

1975

59

Cornelius Walker

DL

0

0

Rice

1974

66

David Jaynes

QB

0

0

2

Kansas

1973

72

Paul Krause

OL

0

0

Central Michigan

1970

78

David Hadley

DB

0

0

28

Alcorn St.

1970

61

Billy Bob Barnett

DL

0

0

Texas A&M

1969

76

Morris Stroud

TE

0

0

69

Clark (GA)

1967

77

Billy Masters

TE

0

0

132

LSU

The third round has been good to the Kansas City Chiefs over the years.

Here are some interesting facts about players the Chiefs have drafted in the third round:

  • Eight different players have combined for 29 Pro Bowls, led by Will Shields (12)
  • Four players have combined for seven First-Team All-Pro Awards, led by Jamaal Charles, Will Shields and Albert Lewis (2)
  • There are currently eight players drafted by the Chiefs in the third round on the roster, with the eldest statesman being punter Dustin Colquitt (2005-No. 99 overall pick)
  • Three of the best players on the current roster were selected in the third round (Justin Houston, Jamaal Charles, Travis Kelce)
  • The most popular position drafted is defensive line (10), followed by defensive back (9), linebacker and receiver (7), tight end (6), offensive line and running back (5), quarterback (2) and punter (1)
  • Linebacker Gary Spani, the No. 74 overall pick in the 1978 draft, is the franchise's current all-time leader in tackles (999). He now works as the Chiefs' director of special events.
  • 23 of the 52 players played in at least 50 career games
  • Lake Dawson, who was selected No. 92 overall in 1994, is currently the Tennessee Titans' vice president of player personnel
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