NFL Draft 2015: What should the Kansas City Chiefs do?

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Round 3, Pick 98 – Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary (6’0/210)

Tre who from where? Yes, I’m sure only the most die-hard of draft nerds recognize this guy’s name, but I can assure you he’s a well-known name in NFL circles. An FCS-level player, McBride is a very smooth athlete with solid hands and good awareness. He stands out on film, even against bigger programs, showing an aggressiveness to get the ball and athleticism to make plays. McBride is not a burner, so he is not someone who’s going to beat defenses deep. The best comparison I’ve seen thus far is Miami Dolphins receiver Greg Jennings. McBride helped on special teams at William & Mary, which he can do here while learning to take over the Jason Avant role.

Aug 31, 2013; Morgantown, WV, USA; William & Mary Tribe wide receiver Tre McBride (3) runs back a kick-off against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the third quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium. The West Virginia Mountaineers won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Round 4, Pick 118 – Ty Sambrillo, OT, Colorado State (6’6/311)

I view the Chiefs depth on the offensive line to be far better than many of the national pundits. However, with both Donald Stephenson and Jeff Allen scheduled to be free agents at conclusion of the 2015 season, it is best to have a replacement on hand. Sambrillio is limited athletically, more than likely eliminating left tackle, but could slide to the right side, and some scouts believe he could slide inside to guard. He needs to improve his strength and strengthen his base, but he is comfortable out in space and plays with an edge.

Round 5, Pick 172 – JaCorey Sheppard, CB, Kansas (5’11/200)

Sheppard has excellent ball skills, is good at tracking, and is a really solid athlete. He is also able to jam at the line. His technique and mechanics of playing the position are lacking; greatly. Sheppard’s footwork is really poor, and will need a lot of coaching, but he has a knack for making plays. His run defense leaves much to be desired. Imagine if you will, a poor man’s Patrick Peterson, and then mess up the technique. There’s a ceiling there to work with (not Peterson), but it will take time. Sheppard can help on special teams.

Round 5, Pick 173 – Henry Anderson, DL, Stanford (6’6/295)

A depth lineman who some people believe he will go higher. Recent trends show lineman who really don’t have a true home tend to slide, and I believe that happens here. Great attitude and constant hustle, but lacks to power or base to be an interior lineman, and doesn’t disengage as well as you would hope. But, like Sheppard, there is something to work with here, and time to do so.

Next: More offense? Absolutely.