Chiefs Positional Value Rankings

BPA can mean two things as far as NFL Draft lingo is concerned. Typically, it means “best player available,” but it can also mean “best position available.” In today’s NFL, all positions were not created equal. Here is how I rank the importance (not need) of all of the non-special teams positions considering our coaching staff, personnel and system, assuming we have moved to the hybrid 3-4:

  1. Quarterback
  2. Left Tackle
  3. Pass-rushing Outside Linebacker
  4. No. 1 Wide Receiver
  5. Nose Tackle
  6. Shutdown Cornerback
  7. Inside Linebackers
  8. No. 2 Wide Receiver
  9. Right Tackle
  10. Strong Safety
  11. Right Defensive End
  12. Left Guard
  13. Tight End
  14. Center
  15. Right Guard
  16. No. 2 Cornerback
  17. Left Defensive End
  18. Featured Running Back
  19. Coverage Outside Linebacker
  20. Free Safety
  21. Slot Receiver
  22. Nickel Corner
  23. Third down/Change-of-pace Running Back
  24. Fullback/H-Back
  25. No. 4 WR
  26. Dime Corner

This chart makes it obvious why I would pick Brian Orakpo (projected 3, but could also play 11) or Michael Crabtree (projected 4) over Eugene Monroe (projected 2, but would be a 9 for us) or Aaron Curry (projected 7 or 19). Pretty difficult exercise, but I am sure the Chiefs have a positional ranking system themselves. I even had inside linebacker higher than I originally wanted to rank it due to some comments from coaches about the 3-4.

Addicts, how would you rank the positions?

Topics: Aaron Curry, Brian Orakpo, Eugene Monroe, Kansas City Chiefs, Michael Crabtree, Positional Rankings

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