By Aaron Charles @aaroncharleskc on April 1, 2014
The Kansas City Chiefs have a storied history of draft-day steals. Though they've done a great job in the first two rounds in the past, we're just going look at the third round or later. You could argue that getting Tony Gonzalez, the greatest tight end in NFL history, at No. 13 overall was a pretty nice steal, but I'm just going to limit this list to the five best from the middle to late rounds.
Lewis was selected at No. 61 overall in the third round of the 1983 draft. The two-time All-Pro selection was one of the greatest defensive backs in both Chiefs and NFL history.
In 2004, Allen was selected in the fourth round (No. 126 overall) by the Chiefs. Unfortunately the team couldn't afford to bring him back after his rookie contract was up, but he was an incredible steal regardless. The five-time Pro Bowl selection has 128.5 career sacks, and has led the league in the category twice.
Charles was selected at No. 73 overall in the third round back in 2008. He's only had four seasons with more than 67 carries, and he's already just 248 yards shy of becoming the Chiefs' all-time leading rusher thanks to his career mark of 5.6 yards per carry.
In 1993, Shields was Kansas City's third-round pick at No. 74 overall. He went on to become a 12-time Pro Bowl selection, seven-time All Pro, and he'll likely be in the Hall of Fame soon. The fact that he wasn't inducted in his first three years of eligibility is a discredit to the Board of Selectors.
Bell was selected in the seventh round of the 1963 AFL Draft at No. 56 overall, and played for Kansas City for his entire Hall-of-Fame career. He was an integral part of two AFL Championship teams and the Chiefs' lone Super Bowl Championship team.
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