Kansas City Chiefs Draft Day Bargains: Five Best Value Picks

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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid – Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

For my second piece in my series of NFL Draft stories, I am looking at the best value picks in Kansas City Chiefs history. These aren’t necessarily the best players ever chosen by the Chiefs. What I am looking at here are the best bang-for-the-buck choices.

[To see my story on Kansas City Chiefs Draft Day Disasters, click here.]

Every year, the NFL spends millions of dollars and countless man-hours scouting the best NFL prospects. Despite ever-improving scouting methods and increasing efforts to study not only on-field performance, but also off-the-field behavior and psychological makeup, scouting is still an inexact science. First round prospects fail about half the time.

Meanwhile, lightly regarded guys are either missed by most scouts, or develop after they are in the league. Then there are injuries. The bottom line is that what you believe on Draft Day doesn’t necessarily hold true over time.

Here are five times in Chiefs history that scouts found outstanding players deep in the draft: 

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