2013 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Select Eric Kush, C, California (PA)

The Kansas City Chiefs picked up their second offensive lineman of the 2013 NFL Draft when they selected California (PA) C Eric Kush with the 170th pick, the second of the sixth round.EricKush

The Division II lineman brings plenty of versatility to Kansas City. He started nine games at left tackle for California (PA) in 2010 as a redshirt sophomore before moving over to center almost exclusively his final two seasons.

His standout play as a senior earned him an invite to the East-West Shrine Game. Kush talked to the Chiefs official site about his trip to Kansas City during the pre-draft process.

“I went down there (KC) for a visit and we talked a lot about football, a lot about the offense we ran at CAL U,” Kush said.

“I just got married last Saturday, so we talked about my new wife (Stephanie) and everything like that. We just talked about how I grew up, things I like to do outside of football and what the Chiefs are expecting out of me.”

Sixth round picks in general rarely have an easy trip to a roster spot and it won’t be any easier for Kush coming from such a small school. Though his experience at tackle could help him earn a spot behind starter Rodney Hudson at center and swing along the line as a whole.

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