Ranking the Chiefs Last 10 First-Round Picks, Worst to Best

Patrick Mahomes has three Super Bowl wins in his first six seasons
Patrick Mahomes has three Super Bowl wins in his first six seasons / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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7. Dee Ford, DE - 2014

Dee Ford started slowly but became one of the NFL's most productive pass rushers near the end of his rookie deal. He had two double-digit sack seasons before being traded to the 49ers, though he hasn't played in the NFL since 2021 following back injuries and limited production and is not currently on an NFL roster.

Perhaps Ford will most be remembered in Kansas City for his ill-fated offsides penalty on a Tom Brady interception that would've ended the AFC Championship game back in 2018. He never played another game with the Chiefs, and the organization ultimately used the compensation from trading him to help acquire Frank Clark and draft Willie Gay Jr.

Those two players helped win Super Bowls, so Ford will be remembered more for a mistake and his contributions to getting other players than his time on the field. He was a quality player in stretches but left the franchise right before the Lombardi Trophies started flowing.

Assuming we've seen the last of him in the NFL, Ford ends his career with 159 tackles, 40 sacks, and 12 force fumbles over eight seasons.

His best year came in that 2018 campaign, when Ford recorded 55 tackles, 13 sacks, a league-leading seven forced fumbles. Ford was a quality defender and worthy of his first-round pedigree, though it's unfortunate he didn't get to experience a Super Bowl with Kansas City.