The Kansas City Chiefs had back-to-back picks at the beginning of the fourth round of the NFL Draft Saturday morning and used the first one (#105 overall) to pick up guard Parker Ehinger from the University of Cincinnati. Then they addressed their defensive secondary again by selecting Eric Murray from the University of Minnesota with the 106th pick.
Ehinger (pronounced EIN-ger) is considered a bit of a reach by some scouts as he was projected to go later in the draft. But at 6-6 and 310 pounds, he fits the mold that head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey like. He played both right guard and tackle at Cincy and was a Freshman All-American in 2012. He moved to left tackle for his senior year and earned a first-team All-American Athletic Conference (AAC) spot because of his outstanding play.
Murray, (5-11, 199 lbs) is considered one of the top cornerbacks left at this point of the draft and is known for his intense work ethic and almost ravenous film study. The key phrase you hear most about him is that he is steady if not spectacular which could conceivably make him a perfect complement for the Chiefs other cornerback, Rookie-of-the-Year Marcus Peters. Scouts think Murray might be too small to play outside cornerback in the NFL, but Chiefs fans know that hard work and a big heart worked for another short cornerback, Kevin Ross, back in the day.
Barring another trade, the Chiefs have one more pick in the fourth round, the 126th overall pick. Your Chiefs Examiner would love for them to consider Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott for that pick, but we will have to see what happens.