Chiefs Finish Draft with Tackle Kevin Sampson

With there seventh and final pick in the 2004 draft, Kansas City selected mammoth Syracuse tackle Kevin Sampson.

You would think with the addition of Chris Bober through free agency and the trade that sent Philadelphia Guard John Welbourn to Kansas City, the Chiefs might have selected another area of need.

From first glance you were think the Chiefs were done taking offensive linemen in the draft but with an aging line; Kansas City added an able tackle in Kevin Sampson. The Chiefs are always looking for battle tested offensive linemen who know how to win in the trenches. Well they found that in Sampson who is also a highly rated wrestler.

Sampson has a huge wing span, quick feet and very agile for a big man. He ran a 4.9, which for an offensive lineman is pretty outstanding. Sampson is also very intelligent and was a four time honor roll student.

In college Sampson was a right tackle but he has the skill to move to right tackle and he could end up being the heir apparent to Willie Roaf. Top Stories