Kansas City Chiefs: Five Facts About the First Five Picks

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Missouri Tigers offensive lineman Mitch Morse (65) – Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Mitch Morse, Missouri

Selection: Round 2, No. 49 overall

Position: OL

Height/Weight: 6-5, 305 pounds

2014 College stats: Pushed a lot of other grown men around.

What you didn’t know: Mitch Morse is a big, burly offensive lineman. He blocks, hits, throws down, and attacks defensive lineman for a living. He can use that talent to possibly play all five positions on the offensive line for the Chiefs. However, at home, Morse is a gentle giant, taking care of a family member in need.

Robbie Morse, Mitch’s brother four years his junior, requires around-the-clock care after suffering a traumatic brain injury while in the care of a baby sitter at just four months old. Growing up, Mitch was constantly helping his parents take care of Robbie. Whether it was cutting up his food, helping him go to the bathroom, or just providing company, Mitch missed out on many normal things most kids have growing up. In what is a possible sign that the Chiefs drafted a high-character, mature player, Mitch took it all in stride. He talked about the experience in a 2012 article on PowerMizzou.com.

"“You don’t have a normal childhood, compared to other people,” Mitch Morse said. “It’s normal for me, but you have to make sacrifices to take care of your brother. “You haven’t lived until you have to put a 16-year old on the toilet. It’s like having a little kid around all the time. He’s great, but you learn to be humble and patient. It’s a virtue to be around him. It helps a lot.”"

Morse is set to make millions of dollars and could step in day one and star for an NFL team on the rise. He may even be a Pro Bowler one day, or a Super Bowl champion. But as he explained, to Robbie, none of that matters.

"“You go and play this football game,” Mitch Morse said about his time at Mizzou, “And you get all this praise. But when you go home, he doesn’t care. He just wants the company. It’s different ends of the spectrum. I get to go home and just be the older brother. When you’re at school, you’re the football player.”"

While Morse has remained extremely focused on his goal of playing in the NFL, he also knows what is important in life. His talents could carry him far, but his humility and maturity may carry him further. The Chiefs recognized that, and selected him possibly a round higher than they could have. In the end, it may be a reward very much worth the risk.

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