Sep 7, 2013; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Donte Moncrief (12) catches the ball and carries it in for a touchdown during the first half against the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports
The votes are in and it is now time to announce the Readers’ third round pick for the Kansas City Chiefs.
With the 87th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Readers of Arrowhead Addict select Donte Moncrief, a wide receiver from Ole Miss.
A wonderful selection. Moncrief is a stunning 6-2, 221 pounds with 4.40 speed. That size and speed combination is insane. At the NFL Combine, Moncrief was a top performer in the 40 yard dash, vertical jump, and broad jump. His athletic skills are off the charts and he could turn into the outside deep threat the Chiefs so desperately need.
As things stand, the Readers’ draft class is as follows:
1st Round: S Calvin Pryor
3rd Round: WR Donte Moncrief
That’s a really solid start to the class. But the key for the Chiefs is going to be how they execute in day three of the draft. Now that burden is on you. Here are the candidates for the Chiefs’ fourth round pick.
OT JA’WUAN JAMES
Kansas City needs to replenish the offensive line depth they lost over the first few hours of free agency. James is a right tackle with the flexibility to move around the offensive line, something Andy Reid covets from his linemen. Donald Stephenson is penciled in as the starting right tackle but James could give him a run for his money in training camp and the preseason.
RB/WR DRI ARCHER
The fastest guy at the NFL Combine, Archer would be excellent in the special teams and slot receiver role being left vacant by Dexter McCluster. His size and lack of experience at wide receiver are an issue, just like it was for McCluster. But Archer has significantly more speed than McCluster and could be a weapon for KC.
DE CHRIS SMITH
An outside linebacker prospect, Smith has good speed and strength to be a productive pass rushing threat from the outside. His size, 6-1, is a bit of an issue as is his quickness. He also played defensive end for most of his career at Arkansas.
QB AARON MURRAY
There was a time where many felt Murray would be a first round pick in this year’s draft. But a knee injury at the end of last season derailed those hopes. Murray is a bit undersized and doesn’t have a big arm, but he was a smart, accurate, and productive player for Georgia.
TE C.J. FIEDOROWICZ
Tight ends are extremely important in Andy Reid’s offensive scheme and Fiedorowicz could help fill some of the needs the Chiefs have at the position. Fiedorowicz is quicker than fast, has great size and huge hands, and was productive for Iowa. Unlike a former Iowa tight end the Chiefs once drafted, Fiedorowicz does not have an injury history. There are some who think is a top three tight end in this class.
What’s the verdict, Addicts? Who should the Chiefs take in the fourth round?