Kansas City Chiefs: 2005 NFL Draft Revisited

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Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 NFL Draft will be occurring in just one week! This time of year is great because it gives us all an excuse to look back at past drafts.

In 2005, the Kansas City Chiefs had nine total picks to rebuild their team. Two of those nine picks are still members of the team to this day.

Kansas City owned the 15th overall pick in 2005 and selected outside linebacker Derrick Johnson out of Texas. Johnson is one of the two players taken by the Chiefs in this draft who is still in Kansas City.

Johnson has been amazing in his nine year NFL career. He has played in 137 games (starting in 124 of them) and has totaled 718 tackles, 59 defended passes, 22.5 sacks, 19 forced fumbles, and 11 interceptions (three returned for touchdowns). Johnson has been elected to three Pro Bowls and he’s also been named to First Team All Pro once.

While Johnson is entering his tenth NFL season (all with the Chiefs), he continues to be one of Kansas City’s most dominant players.

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