If you could add a top-10 player to any non-QB position on the Chiefs roster, what would you choose?
On this episode of Roughing the Kicker, Joshua Brisco talks about which position the Chiefs most need to improve, where Andy Reid ranks among NFL head coaches, why the Chiefs and a big-name veteran free agent wide receiver are NOT a good fit, breaks down the most recent players mocked to the Chiefs, discusses a “burning question” for each team in the AFC West, and takes a look at the surprising potential future of a current AFC West starting quarterback.
As I thought about my answer to that question and even talked through the point, my answer surprised me. I can see an excellent argument being made for tackle, center, safety, wide receiver, corner or inside linebacker.
The loophole in the question may be saying left tackle. Lock down your no-brainer LT, flip Eric Fisher back to the right side, and the offensive line problems seem to basically disappear. However, it seems like the Chiefs have locked in to Fisher on the left, so I (much to my own surprise) think that a guaranteed top-10 wide receiver would improve the Chiefs by the largest factor.
I go through my reasoning on the show, but the idea of a guaranteed top-10 receiver is just too good to pass up. I think the Chiefs can find their own quality inside linebackers, corners, and offensive linemen, but finding a good receiver is incredibly difficult. The idea of a guy like DeAndre Hopkins on this roster is fascinating. And yes, I do believe that Alex Smith would use him plenty. Smith is good at distributing the ball to talent. If you gave him an offense this good, he would be successful.
Listen to this episode to hear more about this debate, a quick rundown of whom the Chiefs are taking in recent mock drafts, a discussion about where Andy Reid ranks among NFL head coaches, and a refresher course on what is going on in the rest of the AFC West.