Dec 29, 2012; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Rice Owls cornerback Phillip Gaines (15) celebrates making a tackle against Air Force Falcons wide receiver Ty MacArthur (27) in the Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Rice beat Air Force 33-14. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Select Phillip Gaines In Third Round


It took a while but the Chiefs have finally made their second selection of the night.

With the 87th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Phillip Gaines, a cornerback from Rice.

Here is the writeup from Nolan Nawrocki:

Nice length. Terrific timed speed, blazing sub-4.4 times at the combine. Can be deployed in zone coverage. Plays the pocket. Good production on the ball, with 35 passes defended the last two seasons. Tough and competitive. Is hardworking and well respected by coaches and teammates. Recorded second-quickest three-cone drill among cornerbacks at the combine (6.62 seconds).

Kansas City’s next pick is the 23rd overall pick in the fourth round, which will be held on Saturday.

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  • SlickGoldie

    What a great pick…xxxxx, a xxxxx from xxxxx. R u kidding me? This is the garbage u blow up my phone with?? Try proofreading.

  • Maverik256

    Fix the title it’s way past the second round

  • Jacob

    Where is the WR

    • Pealvin

      We don’t need a wr. Relax. We are getting that defense shored up. That’s the best thing we can do. Hemingway and Jenkins will be ok. We put up points with the best of em last year. We need replacements on D where we will lose big names next year.

      • Maverik256

        I agree with the corner pass rusher combo but why not take cb in the first that was there over a pass rush only third outside linebacker and get a pass rusher later.

        • Pealvin

          We have four above average corners already. We didn’t have great depth at OLB. Our main guys got hurt and then the hay fell off the wagon. We took the BPA. He was better than any corner we could have drafted. If Flowers is your nickel CB you are in pretty good shape. These are all depth moves because we need new talent when and if tamba and flowers leave next year.

          • Daniel Mayfield

            I agree with you there on the OLB. But instead of a CB, I would have went for a Safety.
            But, maybe they have faith in Commings staying healthy and Abdullah playing good. 3 good Safeties is good. Just need backup

          • sidibeke

            Merlin is saying KC will likely move him to FS.

          • Daniel Mayfield

            Is he strong enough to play FS? To cover enough ground…I know he has speed. How about tackling skills? In the open field, can he tackle on his own, if he needs to?
            That’s what we needs

          • KCMikeG

            Parker shows some potential too. Plus still available are Dixon, Bailey, Boston, Ladler, Reynolds and even Jerry “BooBoo” Gates who also returns kicks – three for TD’s!

          • Pealvin

            You might be right! But we are already a good team. We are fine!

          • Calchiefsfan

            As we saw last year injuries happen. This year because of Ford and Gaines we won’t see the drop off in production like we did last year. It cost us the playoff game.

    • redchiefs

      2nd half of last season is a marker for where the Chiefs are. O got it’s act together and scored at will almost. D lost it’s pass rush and got toasted. My only real concern is if Dressler is capable of replacing what McCluster took away and is the O line going to play like the 1st or 2nd half of last season.

    • Bill

      There are still a few WRs left with potential to be solid starters. I’m a Jared Abbrederis fan and
      I think Norwood, Ellington and Bryant are much better than your average 4th round wideout.

      • Calchiefsfan

        I like Jeff Janis too.

  • redchiefs

    Sounds Dale Carter / Albert Lewis agility and speed like

    • sidibeke

      Let’s just hope he’s a little smarter than Dale.

  • Auburn78

    Will post the same here. Don’t like this pick. This kid had shown an unwillingness to pursue the ballcarrier…..shys away from contact. … and way too often his man gets a free release at the line. 5th round cb in my opinion. Sometimes I wish I didn’t scour scouting reports and play tape. Then I wouldn’t be so damn disappointed. But hey. …HES FAST! Pff

    • Auburn78

      However I’m very excited about possibly nabbing Yankey in the 4th.

      • Bill

        I’ll second that. Would be thrilled to get Yankey in the 4th. Also wouldn’t mind WR Jared Abbrederis.

        • Auburn78

          I’ll pass on Abbrederis. Slow and struggles getting a clean release. I see him as a #4 wr…Yankey would most likely start for us. Unless Rishaw has kept improving.

      • Calchiefsfan

        There are a lot of picks I would be happy with in the fourth and Yankey is definitely one of them.

  • Justin R Groth

    Ok so far I have heard this kid is tallish, not afraid to hit, good football iq, and would fit in zone could he be a fs canidate??? Leaving vommings to back up.berry?

  • sidibeke

    Janis tomorrow?

    • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

      Love him, round 5 or 6 I think for him.

      • KCMikeG

        There are only 5 WR ranked above him. Do you really think he makes it that far? If so I’m going to keep hoping for Bryant from Clemson who is just once spot earlier.

    • KCMikeG

      Probably gone by the time we pick but still plenty to choose from.

  • Roger Mihalko

    I expect 4th round….Guard or Tackle……5th round safety……sixth round….linebacker and guard/tackle.

    we now have a total of 11 defensive backs on the roster with this pick…..9 are 5-11 or bigger, 2 are smaller, and one is said to be moving to free safety. There are 3 listed strong safety’s. I assume or hope they plan to turn one other of the DB’s into a free safety.

    We need more linebackers, another starter and backup.

    we need tackle depth bad, we need guard starter/depth also.

    There are 9 WR and 5 TE’s on the roster, and 4 running backs, I think they should be able to get enough weapons out of all that. If not add more, but do it after the draft.

    • Bill

      I agree with the needs you point out, but I wouldn’t say having a high number of players on the roster at a given position means there isn’t a need at that position. You could easily argue that
      the opposite is true. If you had a solid core of WRs, you wouldn’t need 8 mediocre WRs hanging around hoping to find a couple decent starters. I think there is a definite need for a solid #2 WR and you aren’t going to get one after the draft without trading one of our better players.

      • Roger Mihalko

        I didn’t think with only 6 pics that WR was a priority….compared to the other positions. I also ment with as deep as the WR position is in this draft, there is going to be a large block of undrafted fa’s to look at. I think they are really banking on kelce….and I hope he stays healthy and has a great year…….but I read about that micro-fracture procedure he had….could be a problem limiting his ability to play, a wait and see.

    • KCMikeG

      Check out Andrew jackson ILB & Xazius Boyd OLB from WKY. Love them both!

  • Blaize Richardson

    I love that were focusing on defense. If we want to compete with the teams in our division and the top teams in the AFC, we need to improve on defense. We need to be able to get after the Peyton Manning’s and Tom Brady’s of the AFC. I love these picks. I have complete faith in Reid and Dorsey.

    • KCMikeG

      We showed that we can put up points – even in a new system with a new QB and with Bowe having a terrible year. Add Charles & Davis being out for the playoff game and we still can score big points. Defense wins championships.

      • Blaize Richardson

        Exactly, everyone is all over this idea that the offense is what matters most these days because this narrative is shoved down our throats by ESPN, but it’s the teams with great defenses, like the Seahawks, 49ers, and Panthers, that I think are the best in the NFL. With the talent we have and the talent we’ve added on defense, we have the ceiling to be that team of the AFC. We have the potential to be one of the best defenses in the AFC and that will certainly make a difference come playoff time.

        • area

          Agreed, the SB proved without a shadow of a doubt that a top tier defense makes a high powered offense no better than a Ferrari without wheels.

      • Calchiefsfan

        I’m with you Mike. The Chiefs have now upgraded their two biggest needs, pass rush and secondary. If Commings and Abdullah can improve the FS position then this D will be tough enough to compete with anybody. We didn’t lose the Indy game because of offense.

        • KCMikeG

          Parker also shows some potential too. Plus still available are Dixon, Bailey, Boston, Ladler, Reynolds and even Jerry “BooBoo” Gates who also returns kicks – three for TD’s!

          • Calchiefsfan

            Parker is a playmaker. I hope he ups his game this season. We need more speed out there.

          • sidibeke

            I liked what I saw of him in the SD game. I also hope to see more out of him.

  • KCMikeG

    We already have our WR’s. Don’t get me wrong I would have liked Bryant there because I think he is highly underrated. We didn’t have problems moving the ball in the air as the season progressed. Besides many seem to forget that WR is NOT the focus of Reid’s passing game. The TE & RB have almost always been the top receivers for him. We already have Bowe. Please someone take the time to post the stats of the #2 WR’s Reid has had. Only one I can think of is Desean Jackson (the real #1) when he didn’t play the whole year and Maclin put up more yards. That’s why R&D din’t use one of our top two picks on a #2 WR. We already have Bowe and Avery, Hemingway and AJJ will be fighting for catches after Charles, Kelce & Fasano. I expect they will go WR in the 4th but wouldn’t be surprised to see us go OL instead. It is amazing the talent still left at WR. Plenty to still get guys like – * = my personal favorites – Evans, Street*, Davis, Reese*, Norwood, CJ Jones, Gallon*, Chandler Jones, Snead and Campanaro. Deep – really deep = foolish to use high picks.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    The kid can flat out fly. Has great instincts too. Really needs to drill on his ball skills, but he has the potential to be a really good corner in this league. Good pick. I would’ve taken Moncrief though. I’m really disappointed we had a chance to take him and didn’t.