KC Chiefs: 2004 NFL Draft Revisited

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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2014 NFL Draft less than a week away, KC Chiefs fans are eagerly awaiting to see who the newest additions will be in Kansas City for next season. In the meantime, let’s take a trip down memory lane to ten years ago when the Chiefs held seven total picks in 2004′s draft.

The Chiefs were coming off of a 13-3 season and decided to trade their 30th overall pick to the Detroit Lions for some extra picks in the following year’s draft. As a result, Kansas City did not hold a first round pick in 2004.

Side note: Only one player taken in this draft is still in the league, which is why his picture is on every slide.

In the second round, the Chiefs selected defensive tackle Junior Siavii out of Oregon and tight end Kris Wilson out of Pittsburgh.

Neither of these guys did much while in Chiefs uniforms. Siavii only played for Kansas City for two seasons and only managed 13 tackles, one sack, and one fumble recovery in 26 games.

Siavii disappeared for awhile, but randomly resurfaced in 2009 when the Dallas Cowboys signed him. He was able to start his first NFL game in 2010 while a member of the Seattle Seahawks. 2010 was Siavii’s last season in the NFL.

Wilson was drafted to become the backup to elite tight end Tony Gonzalez, but he ended up being a bust. He played with the Chiefs for four seasons and recorded 42 receptions for 345 yards and four touchdowns. Three of those touchdowns came in his third year on the team (the fourth was recorded during his final season in Kansas City).

Wilson eventually became a San Diego Charger where he played for three seasons. He last played in 2011 while a member of the Baltimore Ravens.

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