Kansas City Chiefs: 2007 NFL Draft Revisited

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The 2014 NFL Draft is taking place the second weekend of May, and with that comes memories of past drafts over the years. In the 2007 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs owned seven total picks. It was general manager Carl Peterson’s second-to-last draft, and not a very good one for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs, similar to this year, had the 23rd overall pick in 2007. They were in a familiar situation where they needed an elite wide receiver to help their offense. Kansas City decided to select LSU wide receiver Dwayne Bowe with pick 23. Say what you will about Bowe, but he’s the only player from the Chiefs’ 2007 draft class who is still on Kansas City’s roster.

Bowe hasn’t always pleased fans in Kansas City, but he has had a decent career. He’s had over 6,400 receiving yards and 44 touchdowns. His best season as a Chief came in 2010 when he recorded 15 touchdowns and over 1,100 receiving yards.

2014 was Bowe’s second to worst season (2009 being his worst) where he only had 673 receiving yards and five touchdowns. Most fans have been displeased with Bowe due to him frequently dropping passes.

Notable players coming out of the 2007 draft who the Chiefs passed up on for Bowe were offensive tackle Joe Staley, safety Eric Weddle, and linebacker LaMarr Woodley.

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