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1998, Round 1, Pick No. 27
Riley's mediocre life may make Chiefs fans a little squeamish about taking an offensive tackle in the first round. The only thing memorable about his time in KC is that he was charged with multiple felonies for ramming his vehicle into another vehicle, which contained his wife and infant daughter. Let the record books show: aggravated assault, criminal damage to property, misdemeanor child endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident.
2003, Round 1, Pick No. 27
LJ is yet another player noted for his off-the-field failures. Dude was a dick. His rap sheet includes a pair of domestic-violence incidents (waving a gun at his then girlfriend in 2003, a 2005 arrest for allegedly pushing a woman, a pair of 2008 arrests for assaults on women at nightclubs, and a 2012 arrest for allegedly trying to strangle an ex-girlfriend at a Las Vegas casino). At least the Chiefs cut the self-proclaimed "King Pink" before he could become the franchise's all-time leading rusher.
1990, Round 1, Pick No. 13
It's hard to pin Snow's failing on the Chiefs. When the linebacker from Michigan State finished his rookie season, there was hope that he'd be a part of Marty Schottenheimer's defense for years to come. Then he hopped on a moped during the 1991 training camp. And he crashed. His season was over, and so, pretty much, was his career. This is why teams put clauses in their contracts against riding motorcycles (and mopeds).
1987, Round 1, Pick No. 19
The 1987 draft was a strange one for the Chiefs. The team selected running backs in the first and second rounds. Palmer, a Heisman Trophy runner-up out of Temple, went first. The second guy, well, he was a Nightmare on Palmer's playing time.
1991, Round 1, Pick No. 21
If you thought Palmer was living a bad dream, think of Williams out there in a Chiefs backfield loaded with Christian Okoye and Barry Word (and, later, Marcus Allen).
1965, Round 1, Pick No. 5
The Chiefs drafted the Hall of Fame running back from the University of Kansas in the AFL Draft and made an aggressive play to sign the Kansas Comet. But Sayers was also drafted by the NFL's Chicago Bears (Round 1, pick No. 4), and he chose Chicago's offer, which he referred to as "$4.95 and a carton of Cokes." If he had signed with the Chiefs, the Wichita native would easily be on the team's all-time-best list.
THE JURY'S OUT
2007, Round 1, Pick No. 23
The 2013 season looks to be a big one for the Chiefs' No. 1 receiver. Bowe had an awful 2012, beset by injuries and poof quarterbacking. But '13 may be Bowe's lucky number, now that he has inked a five-year, $56 million contract. Can he live up to being one of the highest-paid receivers in the league? There's plenty of opportunity with a new quarterback, a new coach and a new system.
2009, Round 1, Pick No. 3
B.J. Raji. Brian Orakpo. Brian Cushing. Clay Matthews. The Chiefs passed on these four Pro Bowl defensive players (and wide receiver Percy Harvin) to take Jackson with the third overall pick. The team guaranteed the LSU defensive end $31 million. How well did this work out? In March, Jackson accepted a pay cut of more than $10 million to stay with the Chiefs.