Well, if nothing else you can say that a couple weaknesses of ours are certainly strengths. Complete lack of depth at corner? Fixed. Absolutely no dynamism on offense or in the return game? Fixed.
But this pick was a wasted opportunity.
I think Arenas is a fine player, but this pick is iffy value at best. But no huge quibbles there. But there is so much amazing talent still on the board for positions that we continue to be incredible sore in. The Chiefs are not hurting in their secondary as much as they are at other positions such as nose tackle and pass rusher, inside linebacker and receiver, of which there were tons of all of these prospects still remaining. Arenas is a good pick, but our passrush is going to remain anemic, and our interior defensive line is going to remain vulnerable.
On a positive note, Pioli is essentially pushing this Chiefs team into the new era of the NFL. You must have three competent receivers on the field to make things happen for your run game. So we add McCluster. Nickelbacks are becoming more of a necessity in the NFL as offenses do that. So we add Arenas. I can see the logic.
Arenas brings a ton of heat for a corner — corner blitzes that were already common with Flowers will become even more dynamic with Arenas. He’s also an amazing kick returner, as the above YouTube illustrates. But I do not believe that he will unseat Brandon Carr this year or ever, really. Arenas is still fairly raw as a corner and will need some work. Even in the slot it will be interesting to see if he can keep up with most slot receivers who are likely to be a lot quicker.
Time will tell on this pick.