Kansas City Chiefs: Notable Draft Picks In Recent Years, Part Two

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After a 2-14 record, the Chiefs had the first overall pick in 2013. It’s common for the first overall pick to be spent on a quarterback, but of course the year the Chiefs had the first pick, there were no quarterbacks worth taking with their selection.

Alex Smith ended up coming to Kansas City from San Francisco therefore the Chiefs could use the first overall pick on another need for the team. The Chiefs selected Eric Fisher who became the first offensive tackle to be taken with the first pick since Jake Long in 2008.

Fisher struggled with injuries his rookie season and had a tough time protecting Smith, who was sacked often. While being a rookie tackle is a difficult task, the future is still bright for Fisher who will be entering his second season in 2014.

Knile Davis came out of this draft too, as a third rounder. The Chiefs didn’t trust Davis much at the beginning of the season due to his reputation as a fumbler, but he had some big moments throughout the season, including his 108 yard kickoff return against Denver. Davis also came through when Jamaal Charles went down in the wildcard playoff game.

This year’s draft should be an interesting one, as many think the Chiefs will select a wide receiver with their first round pick. Hopefully whoever the Chiefs select will have a positive impact on the team, and next year when I’m covering the draft, I can say how our 2014 first round pick was an excellent one.

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