NFL Draft 2015: Kansas City Chiefs select Mitch Morse in second round


With the 49th-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Mitch Morse, a center from University of Missouri. Morse was the highest-rated center remaining on NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock’s board.

After taking Washington Huskies cornerback Marcus Peters with the 18th-overall selection in the first round on Thursday night, general manager John Dorsey decided to go offense. With only Eric Kush being at the center position, Morse gives the Chiefs another option. Morse and Kush will likely battle it out in training camp, providing an interesting competition to watch.

Morse is a converted tackle, which makes him a nice fit on Kansas City. Morse has agility and terrific feet, something that will come into play when head coach Andy Reid runs one of his signature screens. Morse checks in at 6’5 and 305 pounds, one of the larger center in terms of height that you will see.

Morse put on an impressive performance at the NFL Combine in February. The Missouri product benched 36 reps of 225 pounds, had a broad jump of 112 inches and ran a 20-yard shuttle time of 4.50 seconds. All three of those numbers were best of any offensive linemen.