Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) signals his for his score on a 22-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers. The Chiefs defeated the Chargers, 30-16, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, on Sunday, September 30, 2007. (Photo by David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
14. Chiefs draft Tony Gonzalez (1997)
In 1997, the Kansas City Chiefs were trying to bolster their offense. After missing the playoffs in 1996 for the first time in the decade, general manager Carl Peterson was remaking the unit with the acquisitions of wide receiver Andre Rison and quarterback Elvis Grbac. In the 1997 NFL Draft, Peterson continued that trend by going with an athletic tight end out of the University of California, Tony Gonzalez.
Gonzalez would develop into the best tight end in National Football League history. Gonzalez was named All-Pro 10 times and a Pro Bowler on 14 occasions. Gonzalez holds the all-time records for catches, yards and touchdowns for a tight end, and was underrated as a blocker. When he becomes eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Gonzalez will be an absolute sure thing to be a first-ballot inductee. Gonzalez is easily the most dominant offensive player in franchise history.
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