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Countdown: The Kansas City Chiefs top 1st-round NFL Draft Picks

1st round draft picks

With the the 2017 NFL draft coming up, we decided to take a look at and rank the top picks by the Kansas City Chiefs round by round, and this is easily the toughest with so many of the greatest Chiefs’ players taken in the first round. We are ranking this based on their time in Kansas City, not their overall career, and the impact they have had on the franchise. This also includes picks they had while in the AFL and the team’s brief time as the Dallas Texans. With all that said, here’s our list of the top first-round draft picks by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Chiefs’ Franchise Four starts with Len Dawson


SEPTEMBER 2015 – This year Major League Baseball came up with the franchise four idea and asked what four players you would have on your team’s Mount Rushmore.  Radio, TV and social media all joined in on the debate on who would be worthy of the honor.

For Royal’s fans, the final vote went to George Brett, Dan Quisenberry, Bret Saberhagen and Frank White.  George and Frank were shoo-ins, while others felt Hal McRae, Willie Wilson, Dennis Leonard or Amos Otis deserved the recognition.  The challenge had to be even greater for New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox or Cincinnati Reds fans, since their franchises have been around for more than 100 years.

Recently, I was approached about who would make the Kansas City Chiefs superfecta.