Ranking the Chiefs' 8 Worst Draft Picks of the Last Decade

Even though the Kansas City Chiefs know how to draft well, not every pick has panned out. Here are the rankings of the franchise's eight worst draft picks of the last decade.
Ranking the Kansas City Chiefs' worst draft picks of the last decade.
Ranking the Kansas City Chiefs' worst draft picks of the last decade. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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4. OG Parker Ehinger — 2016 Round 4, Pick 105

If you only started following the Chiefs during the Mahomes era, chances are you have no idea who's Parker Ehinger, so here's a refresher.

A two-time first-team All-AAC guard, Ehinger was drafted 105th overall by the Chiefs at the 2016 NFL Draft. Despite his promising potential, the Rockford, MI native's time in Kansas City wasn't all that productive nor did it last long.

Ehinger tore his ACL, MCL, and meniscus — an injury known as the 'unhappy triad' — just five games into his rookie campaign. Unfortunately, he never fully recovered. After beginning the 2017 training camp on the PUP list, Ehinger only suited up for the season opener before being listed as 'inactive' for the Chiefs' 15 remaining contests.

Ehinger was traded to the Dallas Cowboys for Charvarius Ward in 2018 to kickstart his role as a journeyman. He spent time with six different organizations from then until he retired in 2022, playing just four regular-season games during that stretch. His LinkedIn profile reveals that he's gone on to become a sales manager for a visual marketing company.

Sadly, we'll never know how Ehinger's career would've panned out had it not been for his injuries. While I hope he enjoys his post-football life, it doesn't change how he's still one of the Chiefs' more disappointing draft picks of the last decade.