KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports
3:47 PM EDT, April 28, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -
The Kansas City Chiefs have selected San Diego State defensive tackle Jerome Long with the first of their two seventh-round draft picks.
The Chiefs addressed the most pressing need on their defense by picking Memphis tackle Dontari Poe with the No. 11 pick on Thursday night. They added some depth along the line with Long, who started three years on the line for San Diego State.
Long said he worked out for the Chiefs and knew they were interested.
Kansas City picked running back Cyrus Gray out of Texas A&M in the sixth round. Defensive back De'Quan Menzie of Alabama went with the fifth-round pick, while the Chiefs started off the final day of the draft by selecting Fresno State wide receiver Devon Wylie.
The Kansas City Chiefs selected Fresno State wide receiver Devon Wylie with their fourth-round pick in the NFL draft on Saturday.
The Chiefs plugged a gaping hole at defensive tackle with Dontari Poe in the first round, and went for offensive line depth with their second- and third-round picks Friday night.
There were several wide receivers still available Saturday, but the Chiefs went with the 5-foot-9 Wylie, who should fit nicely at the slot position. Kansas City managed with a patchwork group that included Keary Colbert and Jerheme Urban last season.
Wylie dealt with numerous injuries at Fresno State, but he reminds many scouts of New England's Wes Welker, both in stature and his ability to catch passes over the middle.
Wylie had 56 catches for 716 yards last season.