Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell poses for a photo with top prospects in attendance before the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs To Be Featured On ESPN’s “Caught In The Draft”


Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Eric Fisher (Central Michigan) is introduced as the number one overall pick to the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    I was actually a big fan of Greg Hill’s. I was at the Packers game where he erupted for 3 TD’s. I used to hate how Marty took him out of the game in short-yardage situations. Thought the kid had real talent.

  • berttheclock

    Hey, there is sort of a connection between Lake Dawson and KC even today. Lake Dawson has been with the Titans for several years as their Director of Player Personnel and I am sure he was very much involved with Dexter going to the Titans.

  • berttheclock

    Hmmm, a little hard on Greg Hill, eh? He was not the featured back as he split his role with Marcus Allen. Plus, you state he was out of football two years afterwards. Well, the first year, he ran well for the Rams, then, was good enough for Detroit to give up 2 draft picks for him. He started well, but, broke his leg.

  • berttheclock

    That year was one of the strangest for GMs in the league to evaluate talent. There were five wide receivers taken by NFL teams before the Rams picked up Isaac Bruce.

  • James

    It’s on NFL network not espn

  • Juiced

    Hey he at least beat the average years a running back stays in the league. Plus he helped us to a 13-3 season where he and Marcus Allen racked up over 1500 together.

  • John

    Here’s the thing: though: In 1991, the Chiefs drafted RB Harvey Williams in the first round out of LSU (when they should have drafted Favre or Browning Nagle because DeBerg was aging). Why didn’t he get more of a chance? He was a 1,000 yard rusher in Oakland. Hill was another example of KC’s first round mistakes in the 90′s. They should have drafted Isaac Bruce or Larry Allen in 94, just like they should have drafted Eric Green over Percy Snow in 1990, Carl Pickens over Dale Carter in 92 (because they had 0 WR’s that were good), and they should have drafted Bobby Taylor, Frank Sanders, or Ken Dilger over Trezelle Jenkins in 95.