Remember that time the Chiefs draft Greg Hill? Well you can re-live the moment on Wednesday night when ESPN airs “Caught in the Draft” at 8 p.m. Wednesday night (April 30).
ESPN is using NFL Films footage from the 1994 NFL Draft to produce some filler between now and the draft that is scheduled to begin hopefully before the start of the 2014 season. (Supposedly the draft will begin May 8.)
Hill was one of Carl Peterson’s bigger first round busts. In four seasons with Kansas City he rushed for 2,436 yards and six touchdowns. He did not record a single season with over 670 yards rushing. Two years after leaving the Chiefs, Hill was out of the NFL for good. Wonderful draft selection that I’m sure had wonderful thought process behind it.
The rest of Kansas City’s 1994 draft class included Donnell Bennett, Lake Dawson, and Steve Matthews.
Matthews holds the distinction of being the only quarterback drafted by the Chiefs to start and win a game for Kansas City since Todd Blackledge left the team after the 1987 season. Nope, Matthews did win a game with KC either. Yeesh. KC has drafted 10 quarterbacks since the 1987 NFL Draft.
One more lovely Chiefs draft note. Kansas City would follow up the Hill pick by drafting Trezelle Jenkins in the first round the following year.