Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the NFL shield logo and main stage before the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
The votes are in and it is now time to announce the Readers’ first round pick for the Kansas City Chiefs.
With the 23rd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Readers of Arrowhead Addict select Calvin Pryor, a safety from Louisville.
*Insert cheers here.*
The Pryor pick is a very solid one for the Chiefs, and probably the direction they will go should Pryor (or HaHa Clinton-Dix) fall to the Chiefs. Well done, Addicts.
With the first round out of the way, we’re on to the third round. Here are some of the major candidates available in the third round of the draft for you to vote on.
C TRAVIS SWANSON
Kansas City could choose Swanson for two reasons. First, he’s the best available center at this stage of the draft (if not the best center in the draft) and could be the future replacement for pending free agent Rodney Hudson. Second, Swanson could be swung out to either left or right guard to fill the perceived hole on the offensive line.
S DEONE BUCANNON
An excellent athlete who would provide much needed depth in the secondary. Yes, the Chiefs chose Pryor in the first round but Kansas City loves to put three or four safeties on the field at any given time. Add in the potential loss of Eric Berry in two years and Bucannon only makes more sense.
WR JARED ABBREDERIS
The most underrated wide receiver prospect in the draft will become an instant fan favorite in Kansas City. Does come with concussion concerns, however.
CB PIERRE DESIR
The Chiefs need another big cornerback to add to their collection. Brandon Flowers has only two years remaining on his deal and the Chiefs don’t have much behind Marcus Cooper and Sean Smith.
WR DONTE MONCRIEF
A 6-2 wide receiver with 4.4 speed? Yes, please.
OG CYRIL RICHARDSON
A pure offensive guard who has experience in high-tempo offenses at Baylor.
OG DAKOTA DOZIER
May not be a plug-and-play guard immediately but scouts really like his potential.
Who is it going to be, Addicts?