The Kansas City Chiefs completed their 2013 NFL Draft class yesterday when they selected defensive end
As we always do, we polled the Arrowhead Addicts to get an instant grade and reaction.
We all know that draft grades are a fun, if not useless way to pass the time from now until the Chiefs are actually back on the field making us miserable again (hey, I’m optimistic). It can sometimes be hard to accurately judge a draft class because some players take a little bit longer to develop than others. Not every player comes in right away and starts playing at a Pro Bowl level.
This year is slightly different, however, because the Chiefs held the No. 1 overall pick. Since KC could have has any player they wanted in the entire draft, the guy they did pick, LT Eric Fisher, had better come in and start playing well immediately. Sure as we are sitting here, there will be players drafted after Fisher that will come in and play at a high level from their very fist snap. If Fisher isn’t one of them, well, Andy Reid and John Dorsey have some explaining to do.
The Chiefs had a big gap from their first pick to their second pick because the team was not able to deal LT Branden Albert for a second-round pick. Still, the Chiefs did get four players in the top 100. If KC made good picks then Fisher, TE Travis Kelce, RB Knile Davis and ILB Nico Johnson should be able to make significant contributions next season.
Alright, enough blabber. Let’s get on with it and see how Chiefs Nation graded each pick.
Here are your results in one fancy slideshow!