Chiefs Add Five More Players on Final Day of NFL Draft

7 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, April 28 2012 Apr 28, 2012 Saturday, April 28, 2012 6:47:55 PM CDT April 28, 2012 in Football
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs selected Fresno State wide receiver Devon Wylie with their fourth-round pick in the NFL draft on Saturday.

The Chiefs plugged a gaping hole at defensive tackle with Dontari Poe in the first round, and went for offensive line depth with their second- and third-round picks Friday night.

There were several wide receivers still available Saturday, but the Chiefs went with the 5-foot-9 Wylie, who should fit nicely at the slot position. Kansas City managed with a patchwork group that included Keary Colbert and Jerheme Urban last season.

Wylie dealt with numerous injuries at Fresno State, but he reminds many scouts of New England's Wes Welker, both in stature and his ability to catch passes over the middle. He had 56 catches for 716 yards last season.

Kansas City selected Alabama cornerback De'Quan Menzie with their fifth-round pick, making good on coach Romeo Crennel's promise to add depth in the defensive backfield.

Menzie was the seventh player drafted from the national champion Crimson Tide, and the fifth player from the defense. His fellow cornerback, Dre Kirkpatrick, went 17th overall to Cincinnati.

He has the physical tools to transition to safety, where Kansas City was in dire need of depth, or he could stay at cornerback behind Brandon Flowers and Stanford Routt.

The Chiefs added running back Cyrus Gray of Texas A&M with their sixth-round pick in the NFL draft. Gray provides valuable depth behind Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis, especially with Charles coming off a torn left ACL that ended his season in Week 2.

The 5-foot-10, 206-pound Gray ran for 1,045 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Aggies last season. He finished with 3,298 yards rushing in his college career.

With their first seventh-round draft pick, Kansas City selected San Diego State defensive tackle Jerome Long.

The Chiefs addressed the most pressing need on their defense by picking Memphis tackle Dontari Poe with the No. 11 pick on Thursday night. They added some depth along the line with Long, who started three years on the line for San Diego State.

Long said he worked out for the Chiefs and knew they were interested.

The Kansas City Chiefs picked Junior Hemingway of Michigan going with a wide receiver for the second time on the final day of the NFL draft.

Hemingway managed 34 catches for 699 yards and four touchdowns his senior season with the Wolverines. His stock rose at the scouting combine, where the 6-foot-1, 225-pound receiver posted the best numbers at his position in the three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle.

More News

Grid
List
ST. JAMES — Local businesses have come together to support the St. James youth football team after someone broke into... More >>
9 hours ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:25:00 PM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency requested Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency expand the federal disaster... More >>
12 hours ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:18:00 PM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — A stolen vehicle case turned into a chase across multiple counties for Callaway County deputies. In a... More >>
13 hours ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:29:00 PM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The summer months are a busy time for air conditioning companies, but especially this week with excessive heat... More >>
14 hours ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:27:00 PM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State volleyball coach Melissa Stokes has been placed on paid administrative leave while the university... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:31:00 PM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a semitrailer's computer data says it was going above the speed limit when it slammed... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:48:00 AM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia police officers are working with the city’s park rangers to increase patrols in city parks after several... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:08:00 AM CDT July 16, 2019 in Top Stories
STURGEON- The annual Boone County Fair kicks off Tuesday, and will host a variety of events from Tuesday to Saturday,... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:56:00 AM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The National Weather Service is predicting the heat index to get up to 109 degrees Wednesday. Columbia... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri swimming coach Greg Rhodenbaugh is no longer working for the university and a Title... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:13:00 AM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — A drug bust by Moniteau County deputies ended with one suspect in the hospital on suspicion of a... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 15 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 9:32:00 PM CDT July 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — Maries County deputies arrested Cheryl “Lynn” Fales and Charles R. Fales, of St James for two counts of... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 15 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 8:07:00 PM CDT July 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — The City of Columbia Water & Light will be holding a public meeting Wednesday from 6 to 7:30... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 15 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 6:32:00 PM CDT July 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA – The Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) is suing the University of Missouri, claiming the school overcharged the group when... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 15 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 6:19:00 PM CDT July 15, 2019 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The first major heat wave of the summer is approaching Missouri and the Midwest. Starting Wednesday and continuing... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 15 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 4:56:00 PM CDT July 15, 2019 in Weather
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander is starting a job at a nonprofit for veterans.... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 15 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 4:04:00 PM CDT July 15, 2019 in News
COLUMIBA - Gas prices jumped up thirty cents overnight on Thursday. Director of Marketing and Communications of GasBuddy Allison... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 15 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 10:26:00 AM CDT July 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Mayor Brian Treece officially announced John Glascock as Columbia's official City Manager. The announcement happened at 11... More >>
2 days ago Monday, July 15 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 6:47:00 AM CDT July 15, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 73°
8am 78°
9am 83°
10am 86°
11am 88°