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Chiefs Select Eric Kush In The Sixth Round Of The 2013 NFL Draft

The Kansas City Chiefs continued to add to their offensive line depth by selecting California (PA) center Eric Kush in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Kush makes the second offensive lineman the Chiefs have taken in this draft. KC took LT Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick.

There is not as much information out there about Eric Kush as there has been the Chiefs’ other selections. Hailing from California in PA, Kush was ranked as the 11th best center in the draft by NFL Draft Scout. He was projected as a high sixth to seventh round pick.

Listed at 6-4, 304, Kush played in the East West Shrine Game and impressed scouts with his toughness when he left practice with a lower leg injury but later returned, limping, with his leg wrapped, to finish the practice.

I was able to find an interview with Eric, courtesy of BuffaloBillsDraft.com. There are some interesting bits in the interview. He was recruited to be a defensive lineman and then spend an entire season at LT before moving to center.

The Chiefs certainly could use some depth on the offensive line, especially at the center position.

What do you think, Addicts? Are any of you familiar with Kush?

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  • Billie Cabral

    Love the depth they are adding. The middle of the line was a mess ridden with injuries last year. Go Chiefs!

  • Carlos Nevarez

    This one I question but I like his…..uh….name…?

  • Roger Mihalko

    Hard to say much when there isn’t much on the pick they make. O-line depth for sure, Center depth for sure. Tough and nasty we need too.

    I count 12 Lineman on the roster(2013 makes this number of seasons in NFL)

    Albert (5th), Fisher(Rook), Hudson(3rd), Allen(2nd), Stephenson(2nd), Schwartz(4th), Durand (2nd), Asamoah(4th), Baker(1), Waldron(1), Drahiem(2nd), and now Kush(rook).

    I See them trading Albert (for the massive cap savings if anything) and because they don’t want to give him a long term deal, and he doesnt want to stay unless there is long term deal, he will hold out from camp, be a distraction, and a PITA during season.

    Of the remaining, Starters:
    Fisher LT
    ScHwartz LG
    Hudson C
    Asamoah RG
    Allen RT

    What do you all see, we wont keep 11 o-line players on the roster, 8 max would be my guess.

  • NathanaelL

    WT…I feel like I’m walking through a garage sale with my friend who is a compulsive spender. Junk and more junk and more wasted money. If you wanted a center why did you not get Jones instead of a rb late in the third? instead you wasted two picks.

    • Brody Hall

      All these later round picks seem like nothing… EVERY YEAR BY EVERY TEAM.

      • dominicscarlatti

        Except that a few of them go on to have long NFL careers.

    • yaye

      because they liked that hb in the third. you are one of those people who have never seen these guys play, and makes a big fuss when the chiefs don’t draft the few that you have seen play. get over it! same people making the same stupid anti anything comments all over chiefs nation

      • NathanaelL

        You assume too much and know nothing about me. Try not attacking my character. I’m allowed my opinion. And I’m not the only one who had many other players rated higher. Dorsey and Reid made the statement they select the highest player available. What I am saying is it makes no since because these players rate much higher. They are better players and like I said they though they needed a Center cuz they got one later on. I’m say’n you could have got a better one fast RB who fumble are easy to find. By the way Arkansas is only about 30 min from where i live so guess who gets to watch their games. Hmmm shows how much you know about what I watch.

        • dominicscarlatti

          Hard to argue with some who is omniscient…it’s so obvious that the Chiefs should immediately fire Dorsey and hire you as his replacement.

  • Ron White

    This was on NFLDraftZone….

    Eric Kush is probably one of the best all around offensive lineman in the entire NFL Draft. I watched several games of the Vulcan center, and the first word that comes to my mind is versatile. Versatile is a perfect word for a person that can play anywhere on the offensive line. Over his career he has been asked to play up and down the line, and I feel at 6’3 and 302 pounds, he can play any position, but is more likely to be used as a guard or center at the next level.

    • sidibeke

      Starting to see a trend with the linemen Reid likes…can play multiple positions on the line (Scwartz, Fisher, Kush). I also like that many of the guys picked are described as having attitudes. Let’s get a little nastier in the trenches (and I’m not talking Shaun Smith style nasty).

  • Adrian Morales

    I also am a fan of this guy u can never go wrong with kush

  • yaye

    the chiefs needed depth at center. may make the 53 man

  • Danny W

    Later rounds usually aren’t were impact is made but who knows could turn out to be a diamond in the rough.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Small school Center with some line versatility, good size, and upside. He’s a player to be developed. Gives us some depth.