They added tight end Kevin Boss to pair with Tony Moeaki, and in a curious signing they added running back Peyton Hillis. Jamaal Charles, who is coming off an injury, could give the Chiefs a solid 1-2 punch in the running game. Dexter McCluster adds another dimension in the nickel package.
Kansas City would love to see Stanford guard David DeCastro fall to the 11th pick. If he is not there, the Chiefs could reach up and get linebacker Luke Kuechly or Dont’a Hightower. Both positions are needed.
Another option could be LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers, who can play a number of different positions on the interior line. In the second round, guard Amini Silatolu from Midwestern State could be a good pickup.
”With his ability to play both man and zone coverage as well as offering extensive starting experience in college, I believe that he has nice upside in the NFL,” said Shawn Zobel, who runs a draft website at www.draftheadquarters.com. “At worst, I could see Bentley developing into a fine nickel back for his team where his lack of size wouldn’t be as much of a disadvantage and his fluidity to turn and run as well as break on the ball quickly would be advantages for him.
”But I could see him developing into a solid starter in the NFL if he lands in the right defense and with the right coaches.”
This is what ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay had to say about Cox on a conference call this week: “As far as the defensive tackles, it’s a deep group, and there’s a lot of talent here. Fletcher Cox, the more tape I watch, the more he just grew on me, and I love his versatility. I think he plays the game hard. I think he can rush the passer both from the inside and the outside, different styles, more of a three technique. On the outside he seals the edge and is stronger at the point of attack than when he plays on the inside, but I also see some ability to get off the quarterback with power moves and leverage moves as a left defensive end type or a 3-4 defensive end, as well, on occasion. I think he’s the best of the group, I really do, and I think he’ll continue to get better.”