The second round of the NFL draft has produced some of the greatest legends in franchise history, including a Pro Football Hall of Famer.
The Chiefs currently own picks in the first five rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft. In anticipation of making those selections, we’re covering the best picks in Kansas City history by round. We started with round five, round four, and then round three. Here we’ll look at the best second round picks in franchise history.
When we discussed fifth round picks, we noted how disastrous the round had been, by and large. Despite the futility of the fifth round; we discovered in the fourth round that things were even worse. And then, fortunes changed when we looked at the 3rd round as the Chiefs have an impressive track record there.
In the second round, however, the results are split down the middle of the spectrum. Sure, there have been some excellent additions including a couple of Hall of Famers; but, there are also two stretches of 10 or more years where the team failed to draft a single Pro Bowler in the 2nd round.
We do think there are several players on the current roster that are to be determined and could (should?) find themselves on this list eventually. Those players are: Mecole Hardman, Juan Thornhill; and to a lesser degree Breeland Speaks and Tanoh Kpassagnon.
From major swings and misses to some solid contributors to some Hall of Famers, no one can argue that the Chiefs haven’t run the gambit in the 2nd. Honorable mention second round picks, all of whom have a fair argument for the top five, include: Brandon Flowers, Rodney Hudson, Tim Grunhard.
So, of the 52 second round picks in franchise history, who makes the top five?