Much has been made of the safety play for the Kansas City Chiefs last season after the complete collapse ..."/> Much has been made of the safety play for the Kansas City Chiefs last season after the complete collapse ..."/>

A Strong Safety May Be More Important For Chiefs In Draft

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Oct 12, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers safety

Craig Loston

(6) pumps up the crowd against the Florida Gators during the second half of a game at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Florida 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

CRAIG LOSTON

HEIGHT: 6-1 WEIGHT: 217 COLLEGE: LSU

40 TIME: 4.65 BENCH: 12 3-CONE: 7.15

Craig Loston is not quite as athletically gifted as the first two safeties mentioned but he is a true thumper in the secondary.

What Loston lacks in athleticism he makes up in his ability to play the position. He has good instincts on the field, his a hard hitter, and has good initial burst. His top-end speed isn’t great but he won’t need it as much given the head start he has playing 10-20 yards off the line of scrimmage. He’s known to be good in press coverage because of his size and physical nature and matches up well with tight ends.

One concern with Loston is he seemed to play better with better players around him than he did his senior year. As a junior he shared the secondary with Eric Reid, who ended up being a drafted with the 18th overall pick by San Francisco and was a pro bowl player as a rookie. Loston is a starting-level player but is he an impact player?

Rang on Loston:

"Loston is in many ways a similar prospect as 2013 first-round draft pick and former LSU safety, Eric Reid. While perhaps not quite as athletic as Reid, Loston possesses a similar well-built frame, good instincts for the position and is a fearless hitter. Loston attacks downhill, showing rare acceleration and explosion as an open-field hitter."

Loston is a fourth round pick according to CBS.