Chiefs Add a Pair of Defensive Ends in Round Six

With two picks in the sixth round, the Kansas City Chiefs hoped to pick the best available athletes. They did that with the addition of Stanford defensive end Will Svitek and Baylor defensive end Khari Long.

With their first pick in the sixth round, the Kansas City Chiefs drafted Stanford defensive tackle Will Svitek. The 6'6" 300 pound lineman played tight end before switching exclusively to defensive end after the 2002 season.

The Kansas City Chiefs project Svitek as an offensive tackle. They like his agility and footwork and believe that he could eventually become a back-up for them down the line. He's likely headed to the practice squad and then a stint in NFL Europe to work on sharpening his game.

He should have no problem adjusting to his new position in the NFL. He was a two-time Academic All-American for Stanford.

With their second pick in the sixth round, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Baylor defensive end Khari Long. The 6'3", 257 pound Baylor Bear is considered a tweener by most NFL scouts. Some have projected him as an outside linebacker because of his speed.

He has a nose for tracking down running backs and chasing the quarterback. Playing in the Big 12 has allowed him to develop his skills as a disrupter on defense. But he'll be a project for the Chiefs. Still he could eventually become a Gary Stills type of player for the Chiefs. It's likely if he makes the roster this season; he'll need to beat out last years third round pick Keyaron Fox. But he does have an upside and if there is going to be a surprise in this draft, Long might be that player.

Last season he recorded career highs in both tackles with 58 (36 solo) and two sacks. Still some project him as a sleeper and someone who has a better than average chance at making the final roster. Top Stories