The Chiefs have now signed their entire 2016 draft class, as Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports (Twitter link) that the club has inked the lone holdout, third-round defensive back KeiVarae Russell. Russell was chosen with the 74th overall pick, which Kansas City picked up in a draft day trade with the Buccaneers.
Kansas City didn’t make a selection in the first round of the draft, trading down with the 49ers in order to a acquire a second-, fourth-, and sixth-round pick. The Chiefs were reportedly interested in quarterback Paxton Lynch, but after the Broncos traded up to select him at pick No. 26, KC decided to move back and pick up more draft capital. The club also didn’t originally have a third-round pick, as that selection was forfeited as a result of a tampering incident (though, as noted, the Chiefs did eventually pick up a third-rounder).
The class in its entirety:
Kansas City Chiefs
- 2-37: Chris Jones, DT (Mississippi State)
- 3-74: KeiVarae Russell, DB (Notre Dame)
- 4-105: Parker Ehinger, G (Cincinnati)
- 4-106: Eric Murray, CB (Minnesota)
- 4-126: Demarcus Robinson, WR (Florida)
- 5-162: Kevin Hogan, QB (Stanford)
- 5-165: Tyreek Hill, RB/WR (West Alabama)
- 6-178: D.J. White, CB (Georgia Tech)
- 6-203: Dadi Nicolas, OLB (Virginia Tech)
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