Chiefs 1975 NFL Draft

Rd

#

Player 

Pos 

College  Notes

1 

6 

John Matuszak 

DE

Trade #1 Trade on 10/22/74 – Tooz abused drugs + alcohol – traded in ’75 to Washington.

2 

34 

Elmore Stephens 

TE 

Kentucky  Traded to Giants 8/19/1975 – released by 9/2/1975. DNP in NFL-0 games.

3 

59 

Cornelius Walker 

DT 

Rice Released 9/16/1975 – did not play in NFL-0 games

4 

84

Tom Graham 

LB

Trade #2 Trade on 10/22/74 to Denver – 8 games in ’74. Gone by ’75

5 

112

Jim Nicholson 

OT

Trade #3 “Big Nic” played 6 seasons (74-79), 72 games, 62 starts.

6a 

137 

Morris   LaGrand 

RB 

Tampa Played in 11 games in ’75;  13 carries for 38 yards.

6b 

139 

Dave Wasick 

DE 

San Jose St. Knee injury in pre-season sent him to IR for the ’75 season; cut in ’76 pre-season – did not play in NFL – 0 games.

7 

162 Bill Thomas

RB

Trade #4 Former Dallas #1 pick – played in 14 games for KC – kickoff return 27x for a 22.8-yard average.

8a

189 

Wayne Hoffman 

OT 

Oklahoma Released on 8/19/1975 – Did not play in the NFL – 0 games.

8b

190

Barry Pearson

WR

Trade #5 Pearson played 3 seasons, 36 games, 19 starts for KC. Caught 63 for 995 yards, 4 TDs.

9 

213

Bob Briggs

DE

Trade #6 Briggs played 7 games in ’74 season – gone by ’75

10 

240

Tom Drougas

OT

Trade #2 Drougas played 7 games in ’74 – 1 start – gone by ’75.

11 

268 

Dale Hegland 

G 

Minnesota Did not play in NFL – 0 games.

12 

293 

James Rackley 

RB 

Fla. A&M Did not play in NFL – 0 games.

13 

318 

John Snider 

LB 

Stanford Did not play in NFL – 0 games.

14 

346 

Gene Moshler 

G 

Vanderbilt Released on 8/11/1975 – Did not play in NFL – 0 games.

15 

371

Tom Keating 

DT

Trade #7 At the end of is 12-year career – played 23 games in K.C.

16 

396 

Mark Peterson 

DE 

Illinois Did not play in NFL – 0 games.

17

424 

Mike Bulino 

S 

Pittsburgh Did not play in NFL – 0 games.

Trades Involving ’75 Draft Choices

  Gave-Up  Received  Notes 
#1  DT Curley Culp &   ’75 1st Round Pick DE John Matuszak    ’76 3rd Round Pick Matuszak played 22 games;  ’76-3rd/WR Henry Marshall  
#2 CB Jim Marsalis LB Tom Graham & OT Tom Drougas. Marsalis failed physical – KC gave up ’75 4th & 10th round picks.
#3 ’75-5th rd. pick OT Jim Nicholson He became a 5-year starter at RT
#4 ’75-9th rd. pick RB Bill Thomas Played 1 season, 14 games in KC
#5 ’75-8th rd. pick WR Barry Pearson Played in 36 games – 63 catches.
#6 ’75-9th rd. pick DE Bob Briggs Played in 7 games, 1 season.
#7 ’75-15th rd. pick DT Tom Keating Played 2 seasons, 23 games, 16 starts.

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