Kansas City Chiefs: The Top 5 Biggest Draft “Busts” In Chiefs History

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Ryan Sims #90 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Number 2: Ryan Sims

Draft Pick: 1st round, Number 6 overall, 2002 NFL Draft

Ryan Sims was the start of a bad trend of the Chiefs taking defensive lineman in the first round, and them not panning out. Sims played for the North Carolina Tarheels along side future Hall of Famer, Julius Peppers.

Sims was the lesser valued player at the time and the Chiefs made him their pick at number six. Peppers went number two overall to the Carolina Panthers. Sigh, imagine if they would’ve taken Dwight Freeney instead, who was available out of Syracuse.

Sims was with the Chiefs from ’02-’06, totaling 64 tackles and just five sacks. His best season was in 2003, when Kanas City went on their first 9-0 start in franchise history. Sims totaled 34 tackles that season, almost half the total amount in the entire time spent with the team. He moved onto the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and played with them until the 2010 season.

Sims was drafted to be what Dontari Poe is today. A disruptive force up the middle that can both rush the passer, and be disruptive against the run. Instead, Sims simply did not perform and never showed signs of progression from year-to-year. He will always be one of the most memorable bust’s in Chiefs history.

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