The Kansas City Chiefs were expected to take a cornerback with their first pick of the 2006 NFL Draft. But after three rounds on Saturday, they passed on the position. Kansas City didn’t have a fourth round pick, and when round five came around, they finally grabbed a CB. Marcus Maxey of the University of Miami was that pick.
While he played cornerback last season, he has experience at nickel back and free safety. In his first year as a CB, Maxey 37 tackles and intercepted a pass, while breaking up four others. He also made 17 special teams tackles as a freshman and sophomore.
The Chiefs had two picks in the sixth round and utilized those selections by concentrating on offense. They took Ole’ Miss left tackle Tre Stallings with their first pick in theround He started all 13 games for the Rebels last season, as Mississippi ranked first in the SEC in offense.
With the other sixth-round pick, Kansas City selected San Diego St. wide receiver Jeff Webb. He was an All-Mountain West Conference second-team selection and led the Aztecs in receiving in three straight seasons. In 2005 he was eighth in the nation with 7.18 receptions per game. He caught 79 passes for 967 yards and eight touchdowns.
Kansas City finished their draft by taking safety Jarrad Page of UCLA. Page was second on the team with 72 tackles (seven for losses). He also picked off a pass and recorded a sack. Page, who was also a star on the UCLA baseball team, was drafted twice in the MLB draft.