Dec 1, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs cornerback Sanders Commings (19) intercepts a pass for Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) in the end zone during the second quarter in the 2012 SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Select Sanders Commings In 2013 NFL Draft


The Kansas City Chiefs have selected Georgia CB Sanders Commings in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

This is the Chiefs’ second consecutive defensive pick after selecting ILB Nico Johnson at the top of the fourth round.

Sanders is a Cb with some pretty decent size at 6-0′. He is also a former MLB draft pick.

Here is his scouting report from NFL.com:

STRENGTHS It’s tough for teams to find corners of Commings’ size and agility to play with ever-growing NFL receivers on the outside. And his outfielder hands are easily seen with his ability to snatch throws within his frame or extend his long arms high or wide to deflect away passes coming towards his man. Commings has a hulking frame, and succeeds in being physical with wide receivers, and pressing them at the line. Productive special teams player.

WEAKNESSES His footwork and quickness aren’t elite – receivers too often get inside position on him and can race by when he pauses at the top of the route. His ability to create turnovers and awareness in zone coverage need to be improved, as well. He also raised some character red flags when he was arrested in January 2012 for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in public. He was suspended for the team’s first two games this fall, and agreed to drug and alcohol testing and anger management counseling.

NFL COMPARISON Brandon Browner

I am not sure I like this pick. The Chiefs are pretty deep at CB with the additions of Sean Smith and Dunta Robinson. While Commings does have some decent size, he has some serious character concerns. I am not sure I want a guy on the Chiefs that was arrested for assaulting a woman.

What do you think, Addicts? Good pick or bad pick?

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  • Used Goods

    Terrible pick

  • Roger Mihalko

    good pick for this reason from the scouting report:

    “As expected given his size, Commings can be physical and bully wide receivers. However, his footwork and quickness aren’t ideal for a corner, so there is a potential conversion to safety in his future.”

    this is what I think they have in mind, convert him from begining to safety.

    Fill our need.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      They may use him at safety, I think

      • KCMikeG

        I think more nickel/dime corner.

    • KCMikeG

      We need physical players desperately.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I like this pick. This kid plays the game with attitude and tenacity. He’s a ballhawking, sure-tackling, hit-stick type of DB. I think the Chiefs will move him to Safety and Lewis will be in for a fight.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jordanmpollock Jordan Pollock

      Agreed, he catches all those crazy deflections on tape.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        I don’t like him at Corner. At Safety? He has the potential to come in and take that job away from Kendrick Lewis.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jordanmpollock Jordan Pollock

          No doubt man. Don’t underestimate Husain Abudallah either! If he is in the same form he was before his pilgrimage. I like those three competing in training camp for that spot.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            I won’t. I just think that year away from football doesn’t help his cause.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jordanmpollock Jordan Pollock

            Yeah, you are right. Anyway it turns out our secondary is drastically improved! I’m ready for camp.

    • KCMikeG

      I am seeing a theme develop. We are picking guys with ATTITUDE! As we all know all to well the last few years we have had little if any of that. Everyone of the players we have taken has a rep for being nasty and aggressive. Commings adds the depth to go to 6 DB’s which will be even more frequent as the passing game becomes more dominant. He is very good vs the run and his size allows him to jam WR’s at the line which is something we never did last year.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Yep! This football team will have some fire in its belly. Fisher, Kelce, Johnson, Commings. That’s what I’ve been waiting on for years. I’m telling you…If this kid gets converted to Safety, we will have a fearsome defensive back end.

        • KCMikeG

          Don’t you think he could be the 6th DB in the dime?

          • Stacy D. Smith

            I’d prefer they just moved him to Safety. I think he leaves a lot to be desired where quickness is concerned. I also think the conversion will make that less of a liability.

          • KCMikeG

            Agree on the quickness but he is big & strong and good at jamming big WR at the line which we NEVER did last year. I also noticed he is good at looking back for the ball. I went horse last year screaming “LOOK for the ball!!” Seemed like we always had our back to the ball when it was being delivered.

    • dominicscarlatti

      As soon as he was drafted, I thought the same thing – he’s a safety in the making, especially if Dunta will line up at CB.

  • ladner morse

    I agree Patrick… and that’s three iffy picks in a row.

  • Trent Taylor

    They all can’t be choir boys.

  • KCinTX

    No way he makes it with the Chiefs as a CB. But I could see him moved to SS in a backup role.

    Dorsey and Read are making it pretty clear that. On the new version of the Chiefs, a players skill will trump a players character.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      Free Safety, but I tend to agree.

  • mattU

    Other than Fisher, I think every pick has been questionable. Seems like there is A LOT of reaching going on. If Dorsey held true to his BPA mantra, the last 3 picks would have been Barkley (mainly for future trade-bait), Okafor, and then Stephan Taylor or any one of these last 3 picks (seems like every one of them could have been available at the top of the 5th).

    • http://www.facebook.com/jordanmpollock Jordan Pollock

      We need impact players not a 3rd string QB, a 4-3 DE in Okafor, or Taylor.

      Kelce, Davis, and Nico are all going to be impact players for the Chiefs.

      • KCMikeG

        Right on Jordan! Attitude! Commings makes us stronger in the nickel/dime sets w/o sacrificing the ability to stop the run if the offense switches up on us.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jordanmpollock Jordan Pollock

          Agreed! Outstanding picks. Loving it.

      • NathanaelL

        While I like nico. Davis made no since when you had Berrett jones and Jesse wiliams sitting there both would add to out club right away.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jordanmpollock Jordan Pollock

          Berrett would be depth. and Jesse Williams has major injury concerns and would also be depth behind Poe.

          • t_tyrance

            Jesse Williams got picked by Seattle

          • NathanaelL

            yep but was available at the time. Jordan Yes but you also like to have more depth on the line and jesse played well in the 3-4 at AL. and Berrett Jones is a very smart versatile player who can play center or guard. and looking at last year we could use good depth being that we had injuries. And lija retired.

      • mattU

        Arizona picked Okafor: he is going to play OLB in the 3-4 man. Don’t forget Tamba was originally was a 4-3 DE, and he currently boasts the 2nd highest salary in the AFC.

        Barkley is better than Chase Daniel. The only reason he’d be our #3 is because they threw stupid money at Daniel.

        Davis and Johnson both could have still been there at top of the 5th. Possibly not Johnson, but AJ Klein was.

        I didn’t mind the Kelce pick so much. I’m not sold on Donnie Avery though, so I just would have rather seen a deep-threat speed WR (Markus Wheaton was available) than TE, but Kelce is still solid.

    • Larry Devore

      I knew the Chiefs should have hired you as GM.

      • mattU

        Nice argument. I’m just a fan who is disappointed in some of these picks, and it’s OK to question them if they don’t seem to make any sense (Kniles Davis in the 3rd round). Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I’m not going to make the same mistake I did with Pioli and just think “they’re professionals: they know what they are doing and are going to make us better”.

  • KCMikeG

    Ball hawking hitter with attitude.

  • NathanaelL

    I don’t like this pick either. You had jesse williams sitting there who is a 2nd round talent and you get this guy? Bad pick. That’s the second terrible pick of this draft. I hated the 96th pick when you have matt sitting there and berrett jones sitting there you don’t go down to get a lesser player. what ever happened to the best player on the board? Both the rams and seahawks got great value and we lost out on those pocks big time.

  • GDL40

    I initially didnt like this pick bc we already have depth at CB, but if converted to safety, I’m ok with that…….NOT a fan of K Lewis …… character concerns too though .. BUT it says he agreed to drug and alcohol testing AND anger management counseling…. hopefully he learns from his mistakes and takes out his anger only on the field !

  • KCMikeG

    There are always two sides to a story. Don’t get me wrong I am dead set against abuse and have helped more than one woman deal with being a survivor. I would make funeral arrangements for anyone who hurt my daughter. I have also seen some crazy ass women physically attack men or call the police to put a man behind bars to teach him a lesson. Unfortunately we live a seriously barbaric and screwed up world. Sounds like there are two very different sides to Commings’ story and he could have fought it but he stood up and took his punishment and has learned from it.

    http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-09-11/richt-ugas-commings-has-paid-his-debt-after-january-arrest

  • Danny W

    I smell a special teamer. Maybe he can be a Terry Copper type pickup.

  • Adam Schwartz

    Ppl make mistakes all the time, and one thing that tends to get in the way of them learning from it is others unwillingness to let them move on, I’m sure he can get it together for the ton of $ he’s gonna make