The Kansas City Chiefs drafted seven players and traded for one more in this weekend’s 2004 NFL Draft. Kansas City had the 30th pick in the first round, but traded that spot to Detroit for their second and fourth round picks and a fifth round pick in 2005. Six spots later, the Chiefs drafted Junior Siavii, a defensive tackle from Oregon. Siavii was arrested in January after woman claimed he hit her in the face at a Eugene, Oregon bar. The case was dropped last week after he and the alleged victim came to an out-of-court settlement. Siavii, who is 6-4 and 344 pounds, made 58 tackles with 2.5 sacks as a senior. He was named the defensive player of the game in Oregon’s 31-30 loss to Minnesota in the Sun Bowl. The Chiefs were also able to get a starting offensive lineman in the draft. Kansas City traded their fifth-round pick and a fourth-round pick in 2005 to the Eagles for offensive guard John Welbourn. He’s started the last four years for the Eagles, but wanted out because of a contract dispute. The Chiefs other second round pick was used to select Pittsburgh tight end Kris Wilson. At 6-1 and 248 pounds, the Chiefs are considering moving him to full back and he may prove valuable on special teams as a long-snapper. Their other picks included Georgia Tech linebacker Keyaron Fox in round three, Oregon wide receiver Samie Parker and Idaho St. defensive end Jared Allen—who had 17.5 sacks to lead all NCAA divisions— in round four, Auburn wide receiver Jeris McIntyre in round six and Syracuse offensive tackle Kevin Sampson in round seven.
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