User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
Sports : KC Chiefs Sign Three Draft Picks This Week
Posted by Tom on 2014/5/16 9:00:00 (283 reads) News by the same author

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.

Click to see original Image in a new window


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.
Click to see original Image in a new window


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.
Click to see original Image in a new window


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 school’s track team.

Click to see original Image in a new window


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.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/5/25 5:57:00 - 10 Historical Facts About Memorial Day
2015/5/25 5:46:10 - Forgotten For Decades, Fallen NY Soldier Is Finally Honored
2015/5/22 17:55:36 - Woman Found Pushing Dead 3-Year-Old Son in Swing
2015/5/21 14:21:21 - NCMC Foundation Presents "Salute Awards"
2015/5/21 11:35:05 - Marshall Man, Accused Of Shooting At Police, Captured In Alabama
2015/5/21 11:25:26 - Police Surround Home Of Suspected Murderer In Sedalia
2015/5/21 10:20:00 - Daily Room Rate At Sunnyview Increases By Eight Dollars
2015/5/21 10:20:00 - Milling Work Scheduled To Begin Next Week In Trenton
2015/5/21 10:10:04 - Kansas Truck Driver Injured In U.S. 36 Accident
2015/5/21 10:07:54 - Putnam County Teens Injured In Late Night Accident
2015/5/21 10:00:00 - AP : Suddenlink Sold To European Company
2015/5/21 10:00:00 - Local Bank Purchases Tax Credits, In Hopes Of Improving Trenton's Downtown
2015/5/21 9:47:51 - Efforts Underway To Repair Lawn Damage At Grundy County Courthouse
2015/5/20 10:55:08 - Area Organizations Plan To Distribute Money-Saving Light Bulbs
2015/5/20 10:47:05 - Gallatin Library Receives $5,628 Grant
2015/5/20 10:00:00 - Area Rivals Tie For 3rd At Class 1 Boys Golf Tournament
2015/5/20 9:10:00 - Trenton High School Announces "Underclassman Awards"
2015/5/19 11:31:12 - Grundy County Commission Will Not Adopt Health Ordinance
2015/5/19 11:27:03 - Trenton Middle School Announces End-Of-Year Awards/Honors
2015/5/19 10:20:00 - Roadwork Planned For Highway 6, East Of Trenton
2015/5/19 10:02:11 - Missouri Farm Bureau Sponsors Photo Contest
2015/5/19 9:53:21 - Caldwell County Fairgrounds In Facebook Competition For Grant Money
2015/5/19 9:44:00 - Special Olympics "Torch Runs" Planned For Area Communities
2015/5/19 9:34:19 - Simpson Park To Host Darin Bryan Memorial Day Race
2015/5/19 9:07:36 - ATV Accident Injures Unionville Girl
2015/5/19 8:34:40 - Chillicothe Facility Hosts Weekend FFA Events
2015/5/19 8:33:23 - Gallatin Man Promoted By Highway Patrol
2015/5/19 8:31:39 - Spickard School Board Meets
2015/5/19 4:50:18 - TPD Busts 2 On Meth Charges Over Weekend
2015/5/19 4:40:44 - Man Drives Truck Through His House On Purpose



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Events Today
Listen to KTTN-FM