Apr 26, 2013; Kansas City , MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid speaks to the media during a press conference introducing first round draft pick Eric Fisher (not pictured) at the Kansas City Chiefs Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
The Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock! Well they have been on the clock for the last few months, as draft analyst professionals and amateurs play their best guessing game on whom the Chiefs will draft in the first round.
Almost every position has been linked to the Chiefs’ 18th overall pick on April 30, 2015 and the list of players linked to the Chiefs seems to change daily. I, for one, have no idea what head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey will do. I do, however, know that the philosophy of selecting the best player available has been the motto for the last two drafts. This motto led to drafting Eric Fisher in 2013 and first-round selection of Dee Ford last year.
If you go the NFL.com and check out the latest mock drafts, there is not one analyst who has the Chiefs taking the same player. Now this is a little off as each of the their draft are different in their own way. But the fact that not one person can agree on who the Chiefs should take is interesting.
Sep 27, 2014; Lawrence, KS, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) warms up before the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium. Texas won the game 23-0. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
So why all the different answers to the Chiefs draft questions? Well different people see different needs for the Chiefs. Some see the fact that they were held without a touchdown demonstrates the need to draft receivers, even one in the first round like Louisville’s DeVante Parker Some feel the offensive line has too many holes and in order to keep the same dynamic rushing attack and increase passes, a guard like Brandon Scherff would fit. Some feel the defensive side of the ball needs addressed, and a defensive tackle like Malcom Brown from Texas would be a good fit. All this shows is that most experts pick different players based on their assumption of the Chiefs’ needs, of which there are many.
The bottom line is that the Chiefs will draft the best player available at 18. That is the route they will choose and one that has proven effective with time. So I will not be shocked to see the Chiefs select a receiver, tackle, center or any of the other key positions on the Chiefs’ big board. Any of the above players or positions would make sense at the spot the Chiefs are in.
Unless Dorsey has some major game plan up his sleeve, it would seem the Chiefs will stick to what has been working.
So what do you think, Addicts? What are your theories on whom the Chiefs will draft? Let us know below.
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