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Tomahawks and Touchdowns: Breaking Down the Chiefs 2016 Draft

The Chiefs made nine selections in the 2016 NFL Draft last weekend. They filled some of their needs and added depth to their roster. Here is analysis of the Chiefs 2016 NFL Draft picks.


Photo by; Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Photo by; Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Second Round:

Chris Jones-

The Chiefs first selection of the NFL Draft was Chris Jones a defensive tackle from Mississippi State. The Chiefs traded out of the first round and gained a pick early in the second round where they selected Jones. The Chiefs defensive line is loaded with talent and Jones will fit nicely in a rotation with Dontari Poe and Jay Howard


Third Round:KeiVaraeRussell

KeiVarae Russell-

The Chiefs final selection on day two of the draft was Notre Dame defensive back KeiVarae Russell. Adding depth to the secondary was one of the biggest needs for the Chiefs in the draft. Russell is a versatile player and should be able to make an impact immediately.


Cincinnati HoustonFourth Round:

Parker Ehinger –

The Chiefs had three selections in the fourth round and their first pick was Parker Ehinger. Ehinger is an offensive guard from Cincinnati. He will add depth to the interior of the line. The Chiefs struggled late in the season with consistency on the offensive line and Ehinger should help them next season.


EricMurrayChiefsEric Murray-

The Chiefs next fourth round pick was Eric Murray a cornerback from Minnesota. Murray should be able to get some playing time early and has the potential to develop into a very good corner. He should also have an impact on special teams. Two seasons ago he had two blocked punts with the Golden Gophers.

Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images


Demarcus Robinson-

The Chiefs final pick in the fourth round was Demarcus Robinson a wide receiver from Florida. Nobody doubts Robinson’s talent but there are some serious questions about his off the field issues. He was suspended four times when he played at Florida. If he can stay clean in Kansas City he could be another deep threat for Alex Smith.


KevinHoganChiefsFifth Round:

Kevin Hogan-

With the 25th pick in the fifth round the Chiefs picked up Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan. He is an intriguing addition for the Kansas City Chiefs. He will probably be the second string quarterback on the Chiefs roster and has the possibility of being Alex Smith’s eventual replacement. Hogan is the type of intelligent quarterback Andy Reid likes, reportedly scoring a 38 on the Wonderlic.


TyreekHillChiefsTyreek Hill-

The Chiefs second selection in the fifth round was Tyreek Hill a wide receiver from West Alabama. Hill was not expected to be drafted and it was questionable that he would even get a chance in the NFL due to a history of domestic violence. The Chiefs are taking a risk with Hill but if he stays on the right track has the speed to open up the offense.


DJWhiteChiefsSixth Round:

D.J White-

The Chiefs first pick in the sixth round was D.J White a cornerback from Georgia Tech. White does not have starting potential at this point but he could add valuable depth to the secondary. He will probably make his initial impact on special teams but could get some playing time in certain defensive packages.


Photo by; Michael Shroyer/

Photo by; Michael Shroyer/

Dadi Nicolas-

The Chiefs final pick of the 2016 NFL Draft was Dadi Nicolas a defensive end from Virginia Tech. Nicolas is on the roster to add depth for the defensive line but he has the potential to be a starter in the future. He will be a project player for Andy Reid and Bob Sutton.


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