2017 NFL Draft – Trades up to select Kareem Hunt
Dorsey and the Chiefs front office had a successful 2017 NFL Draft, but it was a draft they spent moving around. This draft may have been headlined by another trade the Chiefs made, but they made a trade on day two of the draft that helped build an extremely explosive offense.
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The Chiefs traded three selections in the draft (104th, 132nd, and 245th) to the Minnesota Vikings and moved up to the 86th overall selection. With that pick, Kansas City selected running back Kareem Hunt, who is now a member of the Cleveland Browns.
Hunt was able to make an immediate impact for the Chiefs and emerged as one of the best rookies in the draft class. Hunt started all 16 games in 2017, rushing for 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns on 272 carries. He also caught 53 receptions for 455 yards and three touchdowns.
He continued his strong play in 2018, rushing for 824 yards and seven touchdowns on 181 carries. He also caught 26 passes for 378 yards and seven touchdowns. However, he only played 11 games after a video emerged of an off-field incident involving Hunt was released. He was put on the Commissioner’s Exempt List and released shortly after the video emerged.
Although Hunt did not play two full seasons with the Chiefs, there is no doubt he was one of the best running backs in the league during that time. He was also the best player selected out of that trade.
The players selected with the picks traded away by the Chiefs were C.J. Beathard (105th), Donnel Pumphrey (132nd), and Jack Tocho (245th).