No. 24: Chiefs' best draft class
Tony Gonzalez was great, but not part of K.C.'s best class
ESPN Stats and Information has ranked all NFL players drafted in the modern draft (1967-2008) based on their performance during their NFL careers, regardless of how they fared with the team that drafted them.
Insider will count down each team's best draft class (seeded 1-32), then conduct a tournament to determine the best class of all time.
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CHIEFS' BEST CLASS: 1967
The Kansas City Chiefs have had good, but not great, draft classes, according to ESPN's Stats and Information's ranking system. The Chiefs had a solid draft in 1967, the inaugural modern draft season, which helped lead them to a Super Bowl win. And they have not been able to top it since. That year, the Chiefs drafted Hall of Famer Willie Lanier. They have drafted just one other (Derrick Thomas) since. Of the Top 10 Chiefs in our ranking system, zero played offensive skill positions (QB, WR, RB).
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