In the Fourth Round the Chiefs Select Linebacker

Nico Johnson, a three-year starter at inside linebacker for the national champion Alabama Crimson Tide was the Chiefs selection in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

The pick came Saturday morning as the NFL began the third day of its three-selection meeting.

The Chiefs filled a need by taking the 6-2, 250-pound Johnson, one of the leaders of the defense for Nick Saban over the last two seasons. Johnson played 51 games in four seasons in Tuscaloosa and started 18 games during his career in the 3-4 defense.

He was part of 3 national championship teams, as the Tide won the title in his freshman, junior and senior seasons. Johnson played in all three of those victories against Texas, LSU and Notre Dame.

In the 2012 season he shared Defensive Player of the Year honors with CB Dee Milliner, contributing 55 total tackles and 2 forced fumbles.

3 Responses to “In the Fourth Round the Chiefs Select Linebacker”

  • April 27, 2013  - R W says:

    I think the BS of ‘BPA’ is mainly that. This was a need pick but a good one. Memo to Dorsey: Cut the rhetoric and don’t keep trying to BS the hardcore fans.

    I think NEED trumps BPA after the 1st round.

  • April 27, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    This guy should be pretty darn good. He comes with very good credentials.

  • April 27, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    Great pick. Nico played much better in the National Champ game than drama-boy Teo. Looks like we got the run stuffer this defense has needed since it was installed. DJ will finally has someone next to him that has some talent.

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