LSU safety Brandon Taylor is set to visit the Kansas City Chiefs according to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com. He will also reportedly meet with the Jets and Dolphins and has already met with the Cardinals and Patriots.
It makes a lot of sense that the Chiefs are looking at safeties given the teams lack of depth in that department. The team is in good shape with their starters in Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis but after that the cupboard is bare. The team has yet to re-sign veteran Jon MacGraw (though I think they should) and we all know how the Sabby Piscitelli/Donald Washington projects worked out.
The Chiefs would be wise to snag a safety in this year’s draft and Taylor might be the type of player they target. He’s projected to be a fifth- or sixth-round draft pick and showed some decent speed at his Pro Day, running a 4.58 40.
This does not appear to be a very deep class for safeties. NFL Draft Scout ranks him as the fifth best safety in the draft but they don’t expect him to be selected until at least round five. That could mean Taylor will go earlier than expected.
I think the Chiefs would be wise to bring back McGraw if he is still interested in playing. He offers more value to the Chiefs than he does to any other NFL team. He is a solid veteran who knows Romeo Crennel’s defense and can be a solid mentor to any young players the Chiefs might bring on board. He’s limited physically and did have some injury issues but with Eric Berry coming back, he hopefully won’t have to do more than spot duty.
One thing is for sure, whether it is McGraw or another veteran, the Chiefs do need need safety depth. I’d put that next to tackle as the shallowest positions on the roster.