Chiefs Grab RB, TE, Kicker In Seventh Round

With three picks in the seventh round, the Chiefs picked running back Javarris Williams, tight end Jake O'Connell, and kicker Brian Succop.


With the first of three seventh-round picks, the Chiefs selected Javarris Williams, a 5-foot-10, 223-pound running back from Tennessee State. Williams rushed for 4,329 yards in college, and racked up an additional 788 all-purpose yards. He totaled over 1,000 yards in a season three times, earning second-team All-State honors in Texas his senior year. Adrian Peterson made the first team.

Williams turned down scholarship offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Baylor, and Houston out of high school, opting for Tennessee State and immediate playing time. He ran a 4.52 40-yard dash, and benched 225 pounds 25 times.

What does General Manager Scott Pioli like about Williams?

"He's big, he's strong, he's fast, he's very tough," said Pioli. "He's put up well over 4,000 yards. He's a strong, tough back."

Williams also might be an option at fullback for the Chiefs.


With the trade of Tony Gonzalez the Chiefs needed another tight end, and found one in Jake O'Connell. He caught 25 balls for 258 yards last season at Miami of Ohio.

O'Connell may have the skills to present a mismatch in the passing game. At 6-foot-4 and 255 pounds, he's been timed at 4.66 in the 40-yard dash. The Chiefs thought so highly of O'Connell they traded a 2010 seventh-round pick to the Miami Dolphins in order to select him.


Scott Pioli had the honor of selecting Mr. Irrelevant, the annual final player drafted, this year and wasted little time in picking Succop. The Chiefs have only Connor Barth at kicker currently on the roster.

Succop was an All-Conference selection with the Gamecocks. Entering the 2008 season he had a 94.1 percent accuracy rate on field-goal attempts under 40 yards, but an abdominal injury hampered his performance in his final collegiate season. Top Stories