The Odds On Ten Positions The Chiefs Could Take In The First Round

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Much is being made of the Chiefs first round selection. Mock drafts abound with WR Brandon Cooks or CB Darqueze Dennard or FS Calvin Pryor becoming the Chiefs first round pick.

Wide Receiver, cornerback and free safety… are obvious positions of need for the Chiefs. However, how likely are the Chiefs to take  a top prospect at one position over another?

So, let’s take a look at the top 10 positions the Chiefs could take in the first round and rank those positions from least likely to most.

Slide0110. Long Snapper

That’s a joke of course. However, there’s a point to be made here. John Dorsey has chanted religiously, “best player available” but if the best player in the seventh round was a long snapper would Dorsey take him instead of going for a position of need? At some point, the maxim becomes ludicrous because the best LS in history should never be taken over any player who has a chance to make an impact throughout a game.

That raises an essential question: would a position like Guard be devalued, even if the best Guard in the world was available in the first round, and another position like OLB be taken… even though the OLB was not ranked among highest of OLBs?

I would hope so.

If you didn’t read Ben Nielsen’s piece called, “Where Guards Come From” he shines a bright light on the facts about most successful Guards in the league coming from the mid to later rounds and many were even undrafted.

In other words, no prospect is taken in a vaccuum. Every single one is taken with the full knowledge of what the team needs are. However, this post is not focusing on the “needs” as much as it is the “best players” available at the time the Chiefs will be drafting with the 23rd pick.

Odds the Chiefs will select a Long Snapper in the first round: 0%

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