Chiefs take RB De’Anthony Thomas in 4th round


May 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs selected Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas with their fourth-round pick Saturday, finally addressing the offense after spending their first two picks on defense. Thomas fits what coach Andy Reid likes in a running back. He possesses exceptional speed and quickness, and can catch the ball out of the backfield or line up as a wide receiver. He should be a replacement for departed wide receiver Dexter McCluster.

The Chiefs already have Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles and bruising Knile Davis on the roster. Davis was a third-round pick a year ago. The Chiefs picked Auburn defensive end Dee Ford in the first round Thursday night. They went with cornerback Phillip Gaines out of Rice with their lone pick on Friday.