Let’s look at the best draft picks ever made in Kansas City Chiefs history.
The Kansas City Chiefs have a rich storied history and remain an essential part of the greater story of the National Football League. From the team’s early days in Dallas to the importance of Lamar Hunt’s legacy both in Kansas City and for the entire sport of American football, it’s impossible to tell the story of the NFL without including the Chiefs as a vital part of the overarching narrative.
Within that Chiefs-centric story is a list of some of the most celebrated players in NFL history. Twenty-four different players enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame have played for the team at one time or another and given the franchise’s incredible run of sustained success in the present day, there are plenty more candidates who will be enshrined in the coming years.
These days, the Chiefs seem like they are on track to remain contenders for a Super Bowl for years to come with Patrick Mahomes at quarterback and the ability of general manager Brett Veach to stack impressive draft classes atop each other for a solid foundation.
Given the team’s deep history, we thought it would be fun to look back at the Chiefs’ best draft picks ever. How many are from the modern era? How do they compare with historic heroes? How are they balanced between offense and defense?
Here’s a look—and a purely subjective one, of course—at the top 15 draft picks in Chiefs history.
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