Chiefs Add QB and Offensive Lineman in 7th Round

Before the NFL Draft the Kansas City Chiefs wanted to find a quarterback of the future. With so many good quarterbacks already taken, the Chiefs drafted Fifth Year Senior James Killian.

The Tulsa Hurricane product had a poor senior campaign throwing 16 interceptions while only throwing 13 touchdowns. He started in only 15 games the past two seasons but did manage to throw for 2,618 passing yards while connecting on 23 touchdowns in his career for the WAC school.

He is very mobile and has good pocket awareness but needs to improve his arm strength. He did manage to rush for 801 yards and scored 11 times on the ground for Tulsa in his career. With their last pick of the 2005 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs choice versatile offensive lineman Jeremy Parquet from Southern Mississippi University. The three-year starter played both tackle spots and at guard throughout his career.

Another fifth year senior, Parquet stands 6'6" and weighs 323 pounds. He has talent but isn't always motivated on every snap. He hurt his draft stock because scouts perceived him as someone who needed extra motivation and at the NFL level not many teams thought they could get him to reach his potential.

Apparently the Chiefs felt they could afford to do and he'll battle sixth round draft pick Will Svitek for the practice squad. He could be a sleeper if he'll adjust his attitude and be open to coaching at this level.


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