Best First Round Picks by the Chiefs – Number 15: Dale Carter (Chiefs cornerback from 1992-1998)
In the first round of the 1992 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Dale Carter out of the University of Tennessee with the 20th overall pick. He had a great rookie season with the Chiefs in 1992, with seven interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and recovered two fumbles.
Carter’s rookie year was so impressive that it earned him the 1992 NFL AP Defensive Player of the Year Award for his efforts. Carter also made it to four Pro Bowls while with the Chiefs (1994-1997) and was named to two All-Pro teams (1995 and 1996).
He had 21 interceptions during seven seasons in Kansas City, but had off the field issues throughout his time here. He later signed with the Denver Broncos on what was (at the time) the largest deal ever given to a cornerback at $22.8 million.
Carter went on to fizzle out with the Broncos, not even playing in the 2000 season and finished out his career in Minnesota, New Orleans, and Baltimore before hanging up the cleats after the 2005 season.
Despite his poor stats with the other teams, Carter was great with the Chiefs. He’s still considered one of the best cornerbacks in Chiefs history and rounds out the top 15 best first round draft picks ever.