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NFL Draft 2012: Devon Still Is Cousin To Chiefs Defensive Great Art Still

There are, apparently, some family ties you might not have realized in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft that could prove to be an interesting anecdote if the Chiefs end up taking Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still at some point in the first couple of rounds. The lineman apparently earns his talent honestly since his bloodlines run rich with athletic greatness. His cousin Art Still is one of the greatest Chiefs linemen of all-time.

After an incredible career at Kentucky, defensive end Art Still was the second overall selection in the 1978 NFL Draft and immediately started for the Chiefs. He played from '78 to '87 with the team and went to four Pro Bowls in that span. He's third on the Chiefs all-time sack list at 73 behind Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith. He's also second all-time in total tackles with 992 behind Gary Spani.

Still is projected as a first or second round choice, and a team's scheme and draft board will vary quite a bit depending on which linemen fit best. However, the Penn State product should be among the first tier selected. If he joins the Chiefs, it will be interesting to compare the career arcs of the new prospect and one of the greatest Chiefs' defenders ever.