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16. Neil Smith

Neil Smith was the second overall pick in the 1988 Draft and the former Nebraska Cornhusker would emerge as the star Defensive End for the Chiefs for years.  Smith was a Pro Bowler from 1991 to 1995 and in those last four years he finished double digits in the Sack department.  His best total was in 1993 when he finished atop the National Football League with 15 and he would have 85.5 Sacks for the Chiefs.

Smith would later play for the Denver Broncos where he would win two Super Bowls.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive End
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 2nd Overall 4/25/88.
  • Departed: Signed with the Denver Broncos as a Free Agent 4/15/97.
  • Games Played: 138
  • Notable Statistics:

    127 Games Started

    3 Interceptions

    66 Interception Return Yards

    1 Interception Return Touchdown

    28 Forced Fumbles

    12 Fumble Recoveries

    19 Fumble Recovery Yards

    85.5 Quarterback Sacks

    527 Combined Tackles

    503 Solo Tackles

    24 Assisted Tackles

    2 Defensive Touchdowns
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All Pro (1993)

    Second Team All Pro (1995)

    Pro Bowl Selection (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 & 1995)

    Most Quarterback Sacks (1993)

    Most Forced Fumbles (1994)
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