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Top Five Draft Steals Since 1990

Donnie Edwards

When you think of Carl Peterson if you are a Chiefs fan the first thing you think of is training camp hold outs. Unsigned first round picks, draft blunders and busts. But to his credit Carl has had his moments whether they were moments of genius or pure dumb luck is debatable. Notable players off the list are anybody drafted in the first our second round because they are expected to produce. Or any player selected by the Chiefs who went on to become a star and develop on another team like Joe Horn.

5. Dave Szott: 7th round 1990 Snatched out of Penn Sate in the seventh round I am sure King Carl knew this guy was going to be a anchor on his offensive line for the next 11 seasons. Teamed with Will Sheilds and Tim Grunhard to form the best interior line in football for many years.

4. Donnie Edwards: 4th round 1996 Has played 51% of his career in Kansas city if he had played his whole career here he would probably be a lot higher on the list. Did not get to play much as a rookie but once he got a starting spot the following year. He never looked back and went on to amass over 1300 tackles in his career.

3. Dante Hall: 5th round 2000 Played seven productive seasons in Kansas City. For a three year stretch was the best kick returner in the league. Helped produce several victories simply off his return abilities. All kickers knew not to kick to the X- factor. Even made it on the Letterman show not bad for a 5”8 180 pound running back from Texas A&M.

2. Jared Allen: 4th round 2004 Almost could not make the list because of the Joe Horn rule but in his four seasons he played with Chiefs he did amass 43 sacks. If he would have stuck around he would have had a mathematical shot at DT’s all time sack record. File this one under dumb luck for Carl since Jared was drafted as a long snapper..

1. Will Shield: 3rd round 1993 Future hall of famer. Former NFL man of the year. The one memory. I will always have of Will is the Monday night game a couple of years ago against the Ravens when Ray Lewsis was miked up and Shields flat out dominated him. Late in the third quarter the sound bite being played going into commercial break was Lewis screaming “I can’t do anything they’re blocking me they’re blocking me” That is what will Shields did to defenders for years


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2 Responses to “Top Five Draft Steals Since 1990”

  1. Daniel says:

    Duh. No news here. What’s the “Joe Horn” rule anyway?

  2. Blue says:

    Jared WAS NOT drafted as a long snapper. He has long snapping ability, but he was drafted as what he is, a pass rushing DE from a small school who put up incredible numbers in college. Hopefully Brian Johnston will come close to approaching Jared’s ability.

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