Mar 25, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid speaks to reporters at the NFL Annual Meetings. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

List of Kansas City Chiefs 2014 NFL Draft Picks


The Kansas City Chiefs addressed their defensive line in the first round by drafting Auburn defensive end Dee Ford. They went with Rice cornerback Phillip Gaines in the third round, which some speculate means Brandon Flowers could be traded.

They got some big names further down the draft, including Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas in the fourth round who will help replace Dexter McCluster. Then they drafted Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray in the fifth round to back up Alex Smith and possibly be in position to replace him in the future.

Here is the list of Chiefs picks, from ESPN:

RD PK(OVR) PLAYER POS SCHOOL
1 23(23) D. Ford DE Auburn
3 23(87) P. Gaines DC Rice
4 24(124) D. Thomas RB Oregon
5 23(163) A. Murray QB Georgia
6 17(193) Z. Fulton OG Tennessee
6 24(200) L. Duvernay-Tardif OT McGill


Tags: 2014 NFL Draft Kansas City Chiefs

  • J_r0kk

    This is a really deep WR class. Probably one of the deepest in a decade. So deep in fact, the Chiefs are looking for their UDFA superstar next. Stay tuned.

    • Andy

      L Damien Washington would be nice

      • J_r0kk

        Moncrief would’ve been nice. Benjamin too. Also Cody Lattimer, Davante Adams, Allen Robinson, Martavis Bryant, Jordan Matthews, and even Brandon Coleman.

        • Dave Cuttell

          Kelvin benjamin = jon baldwin. Ever see him run any routed besides a 9 or a slant?

    • Dave Cuttell

      Wide receivers come a dime a dozen. Get over it. They drafted quality players at decent value. Not a great draft, but filled needs and got FASTER. Thats the common bond among Ford, Gaines, and D Thomas.

  • Andy

    My take on this draft is that Reid and Dorsey don’t think we have a roster that can win now our for very long. They are picking as if we are almost an expansion team, we are rebuilding. Or first three picks are not starters. No WR, two OL last picks. I’m not complaining, we have some contract and age issues that make us non competitive if changes are not made.

    • Dustin McLaughlin

      I believe they think we DO have enough talent to win now, so we draft to add depth/future starters. I think this was a solid draft, but not a sexy draft. No, we didn’t necessarily get any of the flashy names, but flashy does not guarantee success.

      • Andy

        Dustin, buddy, we have a huge hole at guard and little depth at OL, safety is another question mark as is WR and CB. The first three rounds we drafted no starters, unless we release or someone is hurt. Your first pick should start. Not sit behind two pro bowlers. I like our picks. We are building. We have to deal with contacts and aging players this year and next. That’s what this draft was about

        • Dustin McLaughlin

          Quality depth at O-line as well as other positions can be added as cuts start being made. I agree we still have some weaknesses. Every team does. But I believe that Reid and Dorsey have done more than their fair share of evaluations, and I believe they have made and will make what they feel to be the right decision. This is by far one of the best front offices we have had in a long time. I know that no matter who they picked, there will always be critics. But at some point, we have to realize that they get paid the big bucks to do this, perhaps they have a reason for doing what they are doing. Sure, it doesn’t always pan out, but as fans we need to have a balanced mix of criticism and faith.

    • Tyler_KC_Fan

      I’m personally not very happy with the draft this year. We had plenty of opportunities to do something and instead we sat back and watched probably one of the deepest drafts pass up by. If we really have concerns about our CB play, which Flowers is aging and not as dominante as before, why didn’t we draft Dennard in the first round? That would have made more sense to me. As for WRs, I’m assuming they are anticipating De’Anthony Thomas to be a slot WR? If we really drafted him to be a RB and a KR/PR we blew the pick. I’m not sure why we are picking a RB when we have Charles and Davis. If we are really thinking that Charles has 2-3 years left, we drafted someone this year to replace him with 1-2 years left on his rookie contract? Confused by that. The we take OT and OG with our last two picks and one might go to the CFL because he’s projected to be the top pick in the CFL draft. We seemed to have wasted this year, and the talent was game changing.

      The one pick I do like is Murray. That pick means 1 of 2 things.
      1. Smith wont budge on his contract demands and we will let him walk if he wont lower his price.
      2. Bray or Daniels will be released and Murray will be the QB of the future.
      Option 2 isn’t a bad deal in my opinion.

      But we drafted a solid DE in the 1R that won’t play nearly as much time as people are thinking because we still have Pro Bowlers Hali and Huston, a developmental player with our 3R and 4R picks. A bench warmer QB that might play soon or will sit for the next 3-4 years in the 5R. Then an OG in the 6th (most of the time picks that low wont start or make the team) and an OT from Canada who might not even play in the NFL.

      This draft wasn’t flashy. It was an immediate impact draft either. We seemed to be, as stated above, drafting for the future and rebuilding. And if you think the WRs we have are better than anything the draft could have given us in the early rounds, Charles our RB had a better year recieving than all of our WRs, including the playoffs when he played 1 offensive drive and Bowe went on to have 150 yards. Charles still finished the year with more yards.

      • Andy

        Tells us how you really feel.
        I don’t mind the quality of players, but none filed a need that made us better this year. We are counting on Cummings, Jenkins, kelce, Nico, and cooper to step up their game.
        I trust Reid and Dorsey, I trust Reid and Dorsey. I trust Reid and Dorsey…