Heading towards draft day we take a look at the worst picks by the Kansas City Chiefs since Derrick Thomas was drafted in 1989.
The Kanas City Chiefs like all other teams have had some horrendous draft picks over the years. Some names like Ryan Sims and Tyson Jackson come immediately to mind. The jury is still out on most in the John Dorsey/Andy Reid era, but throughout the 90s and 2000s, there were definite misfires on draft day. We will take a look at the ten worst of those misfires and rank them based on these criteria:
1. Expectations prior to the draft.
2. Round in which they were drafted.
3. Impact of position on the football team.
4. Years in the league after being drafted even they moved on to another team.
5. 2012 will be the most recent year we can draw from.
6. We won’t be ranking anything beyond round three as the expectations cannot be that high.
Everyone got it? Good, now let’s dive into the sadness of the Kansas City Chiefs 10 worst draft picks since 1990.
10. Turk McBride (2007): 54th Overall
Turk McBride was selected by the Chiefs in Herm Edwards’ second year as head coach. The Chiefs were trying to get a youth movement going as they had limped into the playoffs in 2006 with Dick Vermeil’s tired roster. McBride was supposed to fill the void left by the terrible selections of Ryan Sims and Junior Siavii at defensive tackle. It didn’t quite work out that way. McBride played in 16 games in his rookie season, accumulating 14 tackles and one sack. Okay, he could get better right?
He started 2008 fairly reliable before being injured midway through the season and would not play another game for Kansas City. During his nine starts, he failed to register a single sack or a pass deflection. It’s safe to say that as a second round selection he should have been much more productive. After he was waived by Kansas City before the start of the 2009 season he played two fairly productive years in Detroit.
McBride finished his career a member of the Chicago Bears in 2013 after he ruptured his achilles in training camp. Over the six years he played he only accrued 9.5 sacks and 125 total tackles.