NFL Draft Grades: Dane Brugler says ‘Chiefs nailed it’


The Kansas City Chiefs added nine new players in this year’s NFL Draft and Dane Brugler thinks GM John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid did a terrific job.

In fact, he thinks they “nailed it.”

From Brugler, of and NFL Draft Scout:

"I might be alone listing the Chiefs here as one of my “winners” from draft weekend, but I love what they did, adding two impact cornerbacks who will help right away with Washington’s Marcus Peters and Oregon State’s Steven Nelson. Kansas City also added an underrated offensive lineman out of Missouri, Mitch Morse, who can play any spot on the offensive line. The Chiefs drafted a pair of Bulldogs with wide receiver Chris Conleyand linebacker Ramik Wilson – Conley tested off the charts while Wilson had excellent production in the SEC. And then in the later rounds, Kansas City was able to snag Southern Miss defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches in the sixth round, which is an absolute steal. General manager John Dorsey and his crew had a great weekend."

Brugler is right. The Chiefs may not have made a bunch of “sexy” picks but this is a solid class that will make the team much better now and in the future.

I always chuckle at reactions to KC’s drafts. Fans seem to hate any pick that isn’t a QB, RB or WR.

Just look at some of the reactions to KC drafting Travis Kelce. These were posted on

"btaylor753t (signed in using yahoo)Frankly, surprised he was drafted at all.Bob Rifkin · Top CommenterWaste of a pick.Nathanael Logan · Top Commenter · Pastor at Central Baptist Church- Sierra Vista, AZBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

The truth is, we won’t know how any of these picks are going to pan out until these guys get on the field. Even then, it sometimes takes awhile for players to adjust to the NFL.

Remember how bad Justin Houston was his first few games as an NFL rookie? He figured it out.

In this draft, I thought the Chiefs got a nice mix of talent. CBs are a must, especially since the Chiefs are playing in the same division as Peyton Manning (will the dude just retire already?) and KC also managed to add some more speed at the WR position. Throw in some extra internal offensive line help and the Chiefs have bolstered their depth.

What do you think, Addicts? Is Brugler correct when he says the Chiefs “nailed it,” or are you feeling more grim about the this year’s class?

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