Kansas City Chiefs 2014 NFL Draft: Exploring The Late Rounds

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Michigan State Spartans linebacker  Max Bullough (40) Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

5th Round Pick 151

ILB Max Bullough – Michigan State: Coming in at 6ft 3 inches tall, 265 lbs. and running a 4.89 second 40 yard dash, Max Bullough is rated as the 11th best inside linebacker. Max Bullough was named to the 2013 All-Big Ten first team after finishing the season with 76 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Bullough’s greatest achievement was probably his 39 consecutive starts.

He was suspended late in the season for “violation of team rules”. The suspension carried through the remainder of the season. He showed up for the East-West Shrine Game above his playing weight.

He was listed at 245 lbs. and weighed in at 265 lbs., so there are some concerns with Bullough but he has been praised for his football and is a 2 time team captain for Michigan State.

OW (Offensive Weapon) De’Anthony Thomas – Oregon: Coming in at 5 ft 9 inches tall, 176 lbs. and running a 4.0 second 40 yard dash, De’Anthony Thomas may be the most explosive player in this years draft.

Thomas may be the most ideal player to replace Dexter McCluster for the Kansas City Chiefs as he is the same size but a faster version. He finished 2012 with 701 yards and 11 Touchdowns and followed that up in 2013 with 594 yards and 8 Touchdowns.

Thomas played RB for Oregon but will most likely be used as an OW in any NFL offense. McCluster was a 3rd round draft pick and came into the league with high expectations.

If the Chiefs can get Thomas in the 5th round he will be given time to learn and develop and who better to utilize his talents than Andy Reid? Thomas would also be a huge weapon for Dave Toub and the Chiefs special team. I can’t use words to describe how fast Thomas is so just watch the video and imagine him in a Chiefs uniform.