Fri, 14 May 2021

The 2021 NFL Draft is almost here Matt McMullen

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 several weeks leading up to the 2021 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 54 years ago.

Let's begin with the seventh round, where Kansas City does not currently own a selection in the upcoming draft. The Chiefs traded into the seventh round last year to select cornerback BoPete Keyes with the No. 237 overall pick.

As if now, these are the selections Kansas City currently has for the 2021 Draft:

No. 31 (Round 1)

No. 63 (Round 2)

No. 94 (Round 3)

No. 136 (Round 4)

No. 144 (Round 4)

No. 175 (Round 5)

No. 181 (Round 5)

No. 207 (Round 6)

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

2020 | Pick No. 237 | BoPete Keyes | CB | Tulane

2019 | Pick No. 216 | Nick Allegretti | OL | Illinois

2015 | Pick No. 233| Da'Ron Brown | WR | Northern Illinois

2013 | Pick No. 207 | Mike Catapano | DL | Princeton

2012 | Pick No. 218 | Jerome Long | DL | San Diego State

2012 | Pick No. 238 | Junior Hemingway | WR | Michigan

2011 | Pick No. 223 | Shane Bannon | RB | Yale

2009 | Pick No. 256 | Ryan Succop | K | South Carolina

2009 | Pick No. 212 | Javarris Williams |RB | Tennessee State

2009 | Pick No. 237 | Jake O'Connell | TE | Miami (OH)

2008 | Pick No. 210 | Brian Johnston | DL | Gardner-Webb

2008 | Pick No. 239 | Mike Merritt | TE | Central Florida

2007 |Pick No. 231 | Michael Allan | TE | Whitworth (WA)

2006 | Pick No. 228 | Jarrad Page | DB | UCLA

2005 | Pick No. 238 | Jeremy Parquet | OL | Southern Miss

2005 | Pick No. 229 | James Kilian | QB | Tulsa

2004 | Pick No. 231 | Kevin Sampson |OL | Syracuse

2003 | Pick No. 252 | Willie Pile | DB | Virginia Tech

2003 |Pick No. 230 | Montique Sharpe | DL | Wake Forest

2002 | Pick No. 221 | Maurice Rodriguez | LB | Fresno State

2001 | Pick No. 212 | Shaunard Harts | DB | Boise State

2001 | Pick No. 243 | Terdell Sands | DL | Tennessee - Chattanooga

2000 | Pick No. 208 | Desmond Kitchings | WR | Furman

1999 | Pick No. 220 | Eric King | OL | Richmond

1998 | Pick No. 216 | Eric Warfield | DB | Nebraska

1998 | Pick No. 224 |Ernest Blackwell | RB | Missouri

1997 | Pick No. 214 |Nathan Parks | OL |Stanford

1996 |Pick No. 245 | Darrell Williams | DB | Tennessee State

1996 | Pick No. 211 | Ben Lynch | OL | California

1996 | Pick No. 241 | Jeff Smith | OL | Tennessee

1994 | Pick No. 199 | Steve Matthews | QB | Memphis

1994 | Pick No. 219 | Tracy Greene | TE | Grambling State

1993 | Pick No. 186 | Danan Hughes | WR | Iowa

1992 |Pick No. 186 | Erick Anderson | LB | Michigan

1991 | Pick No. 189 | Bernard Ellison | DB | Nevada

1990 | Pick No. 180 | Dave Szott | OL | Penn State

1989 | Pick No. 171 | Ron Sancho |LB |LSU

1988 | Pick No. 170 | Troy Stedman | LB | Washburn

1987 | Pick No. 186 | Doug Hudson | QB | Nicholls State

1985 | Pick No. 180 | Vince Thompson | DL | Missouri Western

1985 | Pick No. 183 | Dave Heffernan | OL | Miami (FL)

1984 | Pick No. 173 | Kevin Ross | DB | Temple

1983 | Pick No. 173 | Ken Thomas | RB | San Jose State

1983 | Pick No. 179 | Daryl Posey | RB | Mississippi College

1982 | Pick No. 184 | Greg Smith | DL |Kansas

1981 | Pick No. 180 | Billy Jackson | RB | Alabama

1979 | Pick No. 167 | Ken Kremer | DL | Ball State

1978 | Pick No. 168 | Ricky Odom | DB | USC

1978 | Pick No. 184 | Bill Kellar | WR | Stanford

1977 | Pick No. 177 | Chris Golub | DB | Kansas

1976 |Pick No. 196 | Rod Wellington | RB | Iowa

1974 | Pick No. 172 | LeRoy Hegge | DL | South Dakota - Springfield

1973 |Pick No. 173 | Donn Smith | OL | Purdue

1972 | Pick No. 179 | Dean Carlson | QB |Iowa State

1970 | Pick No. 182 | Clyde Glosson | WR | Texas - El Paso

1969 | Pick No. 179 | Tom Nettles | WR |San Diego State

1968 | Pick No. 184 | Sammy Grezaffi | DB | LSU

1967 | Pick No. 183 | Dick Erickson | OL | Wisconsin - Stout

Notes:

- Twenty-nine of Kansas City's 58 seventh-round draft picks went on to appear in a game for the Chiefs, combining to play in 1,067 total contests.

- Keyes took the field in eight games last season and made the lone start of his rookie campaign in Week 17.

- Offensive lineman and 2019 seventh-round pick Nick Allegretti appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs in 2020, starting nine 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 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.

- Offensive lineman and defensive back have been the most-selected positions over the years, with 11 picks each.

- 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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