The real whiffs in the draft all occurred in the early 1970s, in the years immediately following their Super Bowl IV victory.
In 1972 the Chiefs draft selected 15 prospective players, but only five ever played in the league. Running back Jeff Kinney played in 13 games for Kansas City but averaged a meager 3.6 yards per carry and never rushed for more than 304 yards in a season. Kinney, a first round pick, clearly did not work out.
Wide receiver Andy Hamilton tallied four total receptions for the team over two years, while quarterback Dean Carlson had one appearance and 15 pass attempts in his NFL career. Defensive back Larry Marshall actually had two stints with the team, but they lasted a combined total 23 games. He was a below average return man and never a starting caliber corner.
The most productive player from their draft was linebacker Ted Washington. He played in 128 games, including 117 starts, over ten seasons. But, they were all with the Houston Oilers.
Again, we’re still in the top half of this list. It does, actually, get worse.