The Second Half Of The Chiefs Draft (Offense)

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If you’ve been a consistent visitor to Arrowhead Addict you have no doubt read the plethora of discussion and speculation on what the Chiefs should/will do with the first 4 of their 8 picks.  What hasn’t been talked about, as much, is what the Chiefs might  do with the 2nd half of their 8 picks.  The Chiefs have four picks that are all Day 3 and three of which come in the 5th round.  So, inspired by Crocker’s article…..d-offense/, I decided to give my 2 cents on my thoughts with the possible picks the Chiefs could make on Day 3.

Quick Note: Here are the positions I see being addressed by
the Chiefs with their first 4 picks:

Quarterbacks: The only QBs I would consider Day 3 are Tim Tebow and John Skelton from Fordham.  Tebow is worth it if he slipped this far for his intangibles alone.  Skelton has the size of a NFL QB and his arm looks good as well.  He is a small school prospect and might be worth a Day 3 pick for us to take a look at him.

Running Backs/Fullbacks: The signing of Thomas Jones is great but don’t forget that he is 32 years old and only has a few years left.  However, with the needs we have on this team and the ease with which RBs transition to the NFL compared to other positions I see
us putting this off a year or addressing it in Undrafted Free Agency.  A player I’d like to bring in for a look in UDFA is USC RB Stafon Johnson.  What can I say; you have to admire a guy who bounces back from his injury like he did.

Tight Ends: Deep class in this draft.  Also, Pioli has gone on record saying we need to improve the position.  I see it as very likely that we go TE Day 3.  Dennis Pitta out of BYU has some good buzz around him.  The fact that he’ll be 25 years old as a rookie is my biggest knock against him but I wouldn’t be surprised to see his name called by the Chiefs as our first pick of Day 3, if he’s still there.

Wide Receivers: I think that if we go WR in this draft, 3 is when we will do it.  We still
have Bowe and Chambers but we need some fresh talent.  In particular, the Chiefs could use some talent that can show consistency in catching the ball.  Some guys who might still be there Day 3 are Eric Decker from Minnesota, Jeremy Williams from Tulane, Riley Cooper from Florida, and Andre Roberts from Citadel.  Another WR I like who will go late, if at all, is Emmanuel Sanders from SMU.   They all have their problems which are why they are still here on Day 3 but each could still be a contributor at WR for us. Also, partly because he’s a Jayhawk, partly because he’s a former QB, and partly because he has excellent hands, I think we should bring Kerry Meier in through UDFA.

Offensive Line: Day 3 O-line players this year do not look good.  Most talent in the entire draft will be gone by Day 1 and the lack of Day 2 talent may see some teams reach for Day 3 talent on Day 2.  There are 3 names which stick out to me when thinking of Day 3 O-line talent.  They are:  OT Tony Washington fromAbilene Christian, OG Mitch Petrus from Arkansas, and OG Marshall Newhouse from TCU.   Petrus made a name for
himself at the Combine by benching 225 pounds 45 times.  I see Newhouse as better than Petrus because, in a pinch, Newhouse could play OT like he did in college.  Washington may not even be drafted because of his off-field issues but athletically he is 1st to 2nd round talent.  I don’t want to get into those issues in this post (Google it if you want to know) but I think he is worth getting in UDFA and maybe even trying to get back into the draft in round 7 for him.  I don’t think we will address the O-line on Day 3 but if we do it could very well be one of these guys.

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