NFL Draft 2015: Kansas City Chiefs’ most pressing needs

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Nov 28, 2014; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Jaelen Strong (21) reacts as he leaves the field following the game against the Arizona Wildcats during the 88th annual territorial cup at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats defeated the Sun Devils 42-35 to win the Pac-12 south title. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With the 18th pick of the 2015 draft, John Dorsey went against the grain. Unlike seasons past, the Kansas City Chiefs GM turned a blind eye to character issues and took a first-round gamble in selecting cornerback Marcus Peters.

It’s not the first time Dorsey has rolled the dice. Just two years ago, for example, he drafted Travis Kelce and Sanders Commings, both of whom slipped due to character concerns.

But prior to 2015, he had never stuck his neck out before Round 3.

However, being that Sean Smith is potentially facing a two-game suspension—and being that Phillip Gaines only has five starts under his belt—Dorsey knew he needed to bolster the team’s depth at cornerback.

Off-field issues aside, Peters is an ideal candidate for Bob Sutton’s system. He’s a versatile, lengthy corner who wears his pride and shows a natural feel for the position.

The Chiefs are just getting started, though. The following slides list their biggest Day 2 needs.