Chiefs get defensive on second day of NFL draft, picking up DT, cornerback

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs chose versatile defensive tackle Chris Jones from Mississippi State with the sixth pick in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night.

The Chiefs had traded their first-round choice to San Francisco on Thursday night for a package that included the No. 37 overall pick, plus selections in the fourth and sixth rounds.

The 6-foot-6, 308-pound Jones provides depth along the defensive line after the retirement of veteran Mike DeVito this offseason. He also gives the Chiefs some bargaining leverage with defensive tackle Dontari Poe, whose contract expires after next season.

Chiefs general manager John Dorsey had expressed his admiration of UCLA linebacker Myles Jack on Thursday night, but Jacksonville moved up to take him one pick ahead of Kansas City.

The Chiefs then flipped its next second rounder to Tampa Bay for a third and fourth round pick, numbers 74 and 106 overall.

With the 74th pick, Kansas City selected Notre Dame cornerback Keivarae Russell, who had two interceptions in 11 starts for the Fighting Irish last season.

Barring weekend trades, the Chiefs will have three picks in the fourth round; numbers 105, 106 and 126. Two selections in round 5 are picks 162 and 165 overall. In round six they have two selections, numbers 178 and 203 overall.

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