November 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Cooper (31, right) defends against Denver Broncos cornerback Omar Bolden (31, left) during the third quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
At the end of last preseason the Chiefs started what they called a “second draft” in which they poached some of the players other teams were trying to send to their practice squads. The biggest catch from this period was Marcus Cooper, who is now one of the two primary starting cornerbacks for the Chiefs and was last year’s Chiefs Rookie of the Year.
While the Chiefs roster is in much better shape now than it was a year ago, there are still plenty of areas the team could use a prospect or two. Saddled with only six picks in this year’s draft, it was difficult for the Chiefs to add depth at certain positions like defensive line, wide receiver, and linebacker.
One way to combat this problem is to have another “second draft.” This past draft was one of the deeper ones in recent memory so one would think there will be some good players who will not make a roster at the end of August. In a blind attempt to look ahead at some of the players the Chiefs may be targeting, let’s look at some seventh round picks the Chiefs may be interested in should they be cut by their current team.