Technically, Missing: The Least of the Misses
10. Ramik Wilson, 2015, Inside Linebacker, Round 4, Overall Pick 118
Wilson appeared in 26 games over his junior and senior seasons with the Georgia Bulldogs, and he racked up at least 110 tackles in both of those campaigns. The Chiefs then nabbed him in the middle of the fourth round of the 2013 draft. Some notable names selected after Wilson include EDGE Za’Darius Smith, linebackers Kwon Alexander and Damien Wilson, center Shaq Mason, and wide receiver Stefon Diggs.
With the Chiefs, Wilson only lasted three seasons, appearing in 29 games, starting 17 of them. His best year came in 2016 when he totaled 76 tackles to go with an interception, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.
After 2017, he left the Chiefs and bounced around between the Rams and Cardinals, appearing in just 17 total games. He was out of the league by 2020.
9. Knile Davis, 2013, Running Back, Round 3, Overall Pick 96
A running back out of Arkansas, Davis had a stellar second season in Kansas City while backing up Jamaal Charles when Davis rushed the ball 134 for 463 yards and six touchdowns. He also caught 16 passes for 147 yards and one touchdown.
It came crashing down the next season, though, as Davis accumulated a mere 30 touches in 14 games after getting past on the depth chart by Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware. Davis split the next year between the Chiefs and Packers and then was out of the league.
Before he left, however, he gave us this great memory:
8. Parker Ehinger, 2016, Offensive Guard, Round 4, Overall Pick 105
A guard out of Cincinnati, Ehinger appeared in only eight games over three seasons with the Chiefs and Ravens. So why isn’t he higher on this list? Simple: Charvarius Ward.
In August of 2018, the Chiefs swung a trade with the Cowboys, sending Ehinger to Dallas for the undrafted rookie Ward. Ward has provided the Chiefs with a stable presence in the secondary the past three seasons, starting 31 of 43 games. He’s not the best in the Chiefs secondary, but he’s a lot better than Ehinger.
7. Dorian O’Daniel, 2018, Linebacker, Round 3, Overall Pick 100
O’Daniel had a solid rookie season after getting selected with the last pick of the third round in 2018. The former Clemson Tiger started only one game for the Chiefs that year, but appeared in all 16, collecting 34 tackles, two tackles for loss, one QB hit, one pass defended and one fumble recovered.
But in the past two seasons, he’s racked up just 17 tackles, one fumble recovery, and one sack in 25 appearances. Perhaps he gets a chance to shine in 2021, but he’s been a forgotten man in Kansas City the past two seasons.