Chiefs 2013 NFL Draft Grades: Sanders Commings


Oct 27, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs cornerback Sanders Commings (19) celebrates a fumble recovery in the second half against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. The Bulldogs won 17-9. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

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

Commings could end up being a bit of a controversial pick. He comes from a Georgia program that has been turning out premium defenders after playing in a pro-style 3-4 system. He processes great size and decent speed for a corner.

Unfortunately, he comes with some character concerns.


"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."

Purely as a football move, I like the pick. Georgia has been turning our really good football players (see Justin Houston) and if the plan is to move Commings to FS, I really like the pick.

From a personal standpoint, however, I am concerned about having any player that would beat up women on the Kansas City Chiefs. I am glad that Commings has agreed to treatment and counseling and hopefully the Chiefs did their homework. Hopefully Commings has changes and will get his life on track by being a contributor to KC.

But I’ll be proceeding with caution on this one.

What do you think, Addicts? Time to grade the pick?