The Chiefs followed up their ’72 rookie haul with a “hold my beer” 1973 draft class. That class had 15 selections, six of whom had NFL stints. All of them were out of the league by 1980.
Of the six players that did spend a minute in the league, only one ever played a season as a starter in Kansas City: defensive lineman John Lohmeyer. He started 15 relatively unproductive games for the Chiefs as a starting defensive tackle in 1976.
The team’s first selection in 1973 was second round pick Gary Butler. The tight end started 3 games for Kansas City and was off the team after one season. Defensive back Doug Jones never started a game for the Chiefs and notched only one interception in his two year career in Kansas City. Linebacker Al Palewicz never started a game for the team, and only one total in his four-year NFL tenure.
The Chiefs got two starts from tackle Bill Story but he only lasted one year in the NFL. The sixth member of he draft class who actually played in the NFL was defensive back Willie Osley. Like Story, he lasted only one year in the league. He started four games in the NFL but all were with New England. The Chiefs cut him after just three games.