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

Exploring how successful the Chiefs have been in the third round of the NFL Draft over the years

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

YEAR

PICK

PLAYER

POS

ALL PRO

PRO BOWL

GAMES

SCHOOL

2016

74

KeiVarae Russell

CB

0

0

5

Notre Dame

2015

76

Chris Conley

WR

0

0

32

Georgia

2015

98

Steven Nelson

CB

0

0

27

Oregon St.

2014

87

Phillip Gaines

DB

0

0

27

Rice

2013

63

Travis Kelce

TE

1

2

49

Cincinnati

2013

96

Knile Davis

RB

0

0

57

Arkansas

2012

74

Donald Stephenson

T

0

0

73

Oklahoma

2011

70

Justin Houston

LB

1

4

75

Georgia

2011

86

Allen Bailey

DE

0

0

72

Miami (FL)

2010

68

Jon Asamoah

G

0

0

75

Illinois

2010

93

Tony Moeaki

TE

0

0

48

Iowa

2009

67

Alex Magee

DE

0

0

25

Purdue

2008

73

Jamaal Charles

RB

2

4

103

Texas

2008

76

Brad Cottam

TE

0

0

24

Tennessee

2008

82

DaJuan Morgan

DB

0

0

30

North Carolina St.

2007

82

Tank Tyler

DT

0

0

43

North Carolina St.

2006

85

Brodie Croyle

QB

0

0

18

Alabama

2005

99

Dustin Colquitt

P

0

2

190

Tennessee

2004

93

Keyaron Fox

LB

0

0

98

Georgia Tech

2003

92

Julian Battle

DB

0

0

26

Tennessee

2001

75

Eric Downing

DT

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

DE

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

DT

0

0

121

West Virginia

1995

81

Tamarick Vanover

WR

0

0

77

Florida St.

1995

97

Troy Dumas

LB

0

0

16

Nebraska

1994

92

Lake Dawson

WR

0

0

43

Notre Dame

1994

96

Chris Penn

WR

0

0

70

Tulsa

1993

74

Will Shields 

G

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

DE

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

70

Marvin Harvey

TE

0

0

7

Southern Miss

1981

75

Roger Taylor

T

0

0

13

Oklahoma St.

1981

78

Lloyd Burruss

DB

0

1

145

Maryland

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

63

Keith Simons

DT

0

0

49

Minnesota

1976

74

Gary Barbaro

DB

0

3

101

Nicholls St.

1976

79

Henry Marshall

WR

0

0

165

Missouri

1975

59

Cornelius Walker

DT

0

0

Rice

1974

66

David Jaynes

QB

0

0

2

Kansas

1973

72

Paul Krause

T

0

0

Central Michigan

1970

61

Billy Bob Barnett

DE

0

0

Texas A&M

1970

78

David Hadley

DB

0

0

28

Alcorn St.

1969

76

Morris Stroud

TE

0

0

69

Clark (GA)

1967

77

Billy Masters

TE

0

0

132

LSU

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

  • Nine different players have combined for 31 Pro Bowl appearances, led by Will Shields (12).
  • Five players have combined for eight First-Team All-Pro Awards, led by Jamaal Charles, Will Shields and Albert Lewis (2).
  • There are currently six 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).
  • The most popular position drafted is defensive back (11), followed by defensive line (10), receiver (8), linebacker (7) and tight end (6).
  • 23 of the 55 players played in at least 50 career games, with Travis Kelce one game away from reaching this plateau.
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