It was clear from the Chiefs second and third round selections that they wanted to upgrade their special teams. Keyaron Fox was a tackling machine the last three years at Georgia Tech. He also was a premier special teams performer.
Fox recorded 376 tackles (210 solo) in his career stellar career. He was runner up as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and the Chiefs were excited he was still on the board at the end of round three.
Like first round draft pick DT Junior Siavii, Fox wanted to play for the Chiefs.
"I was looking at the Chiefs down on the board and I thought if anybody was going to come and get me, it should be the Chiefs."
Fox was excited about the challenge as well. He's walking into a situation where he knows that he'll have opportunities to contribute.
"I think I'm the kind of person who likes to change things around. That was the whole reason that I chose Georgia Tech instead of Georgia (out of high school). Georgia had the loaded defense at linebacker. I felt myself being able to go into Georgia Tech and player earlier. That was one of my big things, going in and being able to play early. I definitely feel that I'm a difference maker."
Chiefs Head Coach Dick Vermeil described Fox after the selection as someone who would strictly be an outside linebacker.
"He'd be someone who could play either outside linebacker spot."