17. Neil Smith

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17. 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.  In 2006, the Chiefs recognized him by inducing Smith into their Hall of Fame.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive End
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 2nd Overall in the NFL Draft 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
    2 Fumble Recovery Touchdowns
    85.5 Quarterback Sacks
    527 Combined Tackles
    118 Solo Tackles*
    24 Assisted Tackles*
    95 Approximate Value

    9 Playoff Games
    1 Fumble Recovery
    0 Fumble Recovery Yards
    6.5 Quarterback Sacks
    2 Combined Tackles
    2 Solo Tackles

    *Solo Tackles and Assisted Tackles were not an official stat until the 1994 Season.

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (1993)
    Second Team All-Pro (1995)
    Pro Bowl (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 & 1995)
    Most Quarterback Sacks (1993)
    Most Forced Fumbles (1994)

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