July 24, 2014

20 things you need to know about the 2012 NFL draft

1. Rams first round draft pick Michael Brockers. When you read this story of Brockers, you can’t help but pull for this guy.

2. Rams second pick Brian Quick. Rams WR coach Ray Sherman predicts that Quick will become the next Terrell Owens…a big receiver who came from a small school.

3. Rams third pick Janoris Jenkins. His off-field stats. One bar fight, two marijuana arrests, three different women, four children.

4. Rams fourth pick Isaiah Pead. Tries to pattern his running game after Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles and was inspired by Marshal Faulk when he was younger. His mom would go outside in the yard and throw the football around with him.

5. Rams fifth pick Trumaine Johnson. Finished with 15 interceptions in 47 games.

6. Rams sixth pick Chris Givens. Finished his 36-game career among Wake Forest’s all-time receiving leaders with 163 career receptions (fourth in school history) for 2,473 yards (third) and 21 touchdowns (tied third).

7. Rams seventh pick Rokevious Watkins. Attended Creekside High School in Fairburn, Georgia, where he was teammates with current Chief Eric Berry.

8. Rams eighth pick Greg Zuerlein. Was 9 for 9 on FG of 50 yards or more and hit two from 58 yards last season at Missouri Western.

9. Rams ninth pick Aaron Brown. Brown was suspended for the first game of the Hawaii season. Brown and a teammate were accused of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, for their alleged involvement in a fight at a Waikiki nightclub.

10. Rams tenth pick Daryl Richardson. Was held to just 53 yards rushing in a 55-41 playoff loss to Central Missouri in 2010.

11. Chiefs first pick Dontari Poe. Bench pressed 225 pounds, 44 times and ran a 40-yard dash in under five seconds when most defensive lineman are around six seconds.

12. Chiefs second pick Jeff Allen. The OT started a string of 47 consecutive starts…the third-most career starts in Illinois history.

13. Chiefs third pick Donald Stephenson. The Sooner OT said the toughest player he’s ever gone against was A & M’s Von Miller. He’s now on Denver, a Chiefs division rival.

Devon Wiley and his family doing the Tomahawk Chop in their new Chiefs hats

14. Chiefs fourth pick Devon Wiley. The Fresno State WR and his family are excited about him coming to KC.  They all went to a sports store and bought Chiefs gear.  He posted his pic on Twitter.

15. Chiefs fifth pick DeQuan Menzie. The DB replaced Javier Arenas as an Alabama starter…who was also drafted by the Chiefs.

16. Chiefs sixth pick Cyrus Gray. Texas A & M RB will fight for backup role behind Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis

17. Chiefs seventh pick Jerome Long. SD State product had two tackles and a tackle for loss against Missouri, but was not on the field for T.J. Moe’s miracle touchdown against his team in 2010.

18. Chiefs eighth pick Junior Hemingway ranked third in the country in yards per catch.

19.  Missouri’s Michael Egnew was the 27th (and last) Tiger to be drafted in the Big 12 era. The first was defensive lineman Steve Martin, a fifth round pick by Indianapolis,  who played for seven teams from 1996-2004.

20.  The highest Missouri players ever drafted were Justin Smith in 2001 by Cincinnati and Russ Washington in 1968 by San Diego.  Both players were the fourth overall pick.  Smith plays for the 49ers and Washington was inducted in the Chargers Hall of Fame in 1995.