Ranking Chiefs biggest NFL draft gems of the last decade

The Chiefs hit it big with these draft gems!

2013 NFL Draft
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4. Isiah Pacheco

Remember how I talked about Nick Allegretti making a massive impact as a seventh-rounder? Well, Isiah Pacheco knows a thing or two about that. The seventh-round pick out of Rutgers played a crucial role in the Chiefs offense from the day he stepped foot in Kansas City and now is a two-time Super Bowl champ.

Pacheco rushed for 830 yards as a rookie in the 2022 season and had just shy of 200 yards rushing in the playoffs during his rookie year. In year two, he rushed for 935 yards and dashed for over 300 yards during the playoffs while finding the end zone three times in four games.

Finding a weapon like Pacheco in the final round of the draft shows that it's possible and teams are definitely going to be searching for their next Isiah Pacheco in future drafts.

3. Tyreek Hill

A fifth-round pick in 2016, it didn't take long for Tyreek Hill to become the Chiefs' top weapon. In 2017, his second year in the league, Hill had over 1,100 receiving yards and the next year (Patrick Mahomes' first year as a starter) he came close to passing the 1,500-yard mark while finding the end zone 12 times.

Hill was a part of the famous "Do we have time to run Wasp?" play in Super Bowl LIV, catching the aforementioned bomb as Mahomes was pressured by DeForest Buckner. The play has gone down in Chiefs history but even without that play, Hill still would still be a lock to be considered a Chiefs draft gem. He finished his Chiefs career with 6,630 yards, good for fifth all-time in franchise history.

While Hill is now a member of the Miami Dolphins, he's proven even more so what a draft gem he was by passing the 1,700-yard mark in each of his two years in South Beach.