The Kansas City Chiefs have three of their six draft picks signed, with the most high-profile selections remaining un-signed heading into the third weekend of May.
The first of the draft picks to sign with Kansas City comes from the SEC, as University of Tennessee offensive guard Zach Fulton signed a contract. Fulton was one of two sixth-round selections on Saturday for the Chiefs. He was a three-year starter with the Volunteers, and is listed at 6-foot-5 and 323 pounds.
Kansas City's other sixth-round selection, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of McGill University in Canada, signed with the Chiefs on Wednesday morning. A former defensive tackle, rated as the top-ranked prospect in the 2014 CANADIAN Football League draft, Durvernay-Tardif opened eyes in the United States with a strong pro day performance, where he ran a 40-yard dash in 4.94 seconds, bench-pressed 225 pounds 33 times, and had a vertical leap of 31.5 inches. He is 6-foot-5 and 315 pounds, and plays offensive tackle. He was the 200th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.
On Thursday afternoon, the Chiefs signed third-round draft pick, Rice University cornerback Phillip Gaines to a contract. Gaines is 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds.
Gaines played in 52 games (40 starts) as a cornerback at Rice University. His career numbers as an Owl include 175 tackles (134 solo), 2.0 sacks (-25 yards), three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. He intercepted four passes and notched a school record 38 passes defensed. Gaines earned All-Conference USA honors twice and served as a team captain for the Owls his final two seasons. Prior to attending Rice, Gaines prepped at Converse Judson High School in Converse, Texas, where he also served on the schoolâ€™s track team.
Gaines' signing leaves outside linebacker Dee Ford of Auburn, running back De'Anthony Thomas of Oregon, and quarterback Aaron Murray of Georgia as the only unsigned draft choices for Kansas City in 2014.