Tue, 11 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 few 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.

We started with the seventh round and will continue with the sixth round, where Kansas City currently owns one selection (No. 207 overall) in the upcoming draft. The Chiefs didn't pick in the sixth round last year, but they selected cornerback Rashad Fenton (No. 201) and tailback Darwin Thompson (No. 214) in the sixth round back in 2019.

As of 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 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

1980 | Pick No. 164 | Larry Heater | RB | Arizona

1980 | Pick No. 147 | Bubba Garcia | WR | Texas-El Paso

1979 | Pick No. 140 | Robert Gaines | WR | Washington

1977 | Pick No. 167 | Andre Herrera | RB | Southern Illinois

1977 | Pick No. 150 | Rick Burleson | DE | Texas

1976 | Pick. No. 172 | Calvin Harper | OT | Illinois St

1976 | Pick No. 167 | Bob Gregolunas | LB | Northern Illinois

1976 | Pick No. 166 | Steve Taylor | DB | Kansas

1975 | Pick No. 139 | Dave Wasick | LB | San Jose St

1975 | Pick No. 137 | Morris LaGrand | RB | Tampa

1974 | Pick No. 131 | Jay Washington | RB | Clemson

1973 | Pick No. 145 | Doug Jones | DB | Cal State-Northridge

1972 | Pick No. 153 | John Kahler | DE | Long Beach St

1971 | Pick No. 146 | Kerry Reardon | DB | Iowa

1970 | Pick No. 156 | Bob Hews | OT | Princeton

1969 | Pick No. 155 | John Pleasant | RB | Alabama St

1967 | Pick No. 156 | Noland Smith | WR | Tennessee St

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 909 total contests.

- Fenton appeared in all 16 games (3 starts) for the Chiefs in 2020, tallying 35 tackles, seven passes defensed and an interception. Thompson played in 14 games and tallied 162 yards of offense with two touchdowns.

- 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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