NFL Draft 2015: Chiefs select D.J. Alexander and James O’Shaughnessy in fifth round


With the 172nd and 173rd-overall selections in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs picked Oregon State linebacker D.J. Alexander and Illinois State James O’Shaughnessy, respectively. Kansas City still has a pair of picks remaining, with one in the sixth and another in the seventh.

Alexander has a terrific 2014 season in the Pac-12, recording a dozen tackles for loss to lead the Beavers while notching a career-high four sacks. At 6’2 and 233, the senior has solid size and will be coming in to compete with Josh Mauga and James-Michael Johnson.

O’Shaughnessy finally gives the Chiefs another tight end who can battle with Demetrious Harris for the second spot on the depth chart behind Travis Kelce. Last year, O’Shaughnessy caught nine touchdown passes, tied for the most on his team.

On Thursday night, Kansas City began its draft class with Marcus Peters at the 18th-overall pick, a corner out of the University of Washington. On Friday evening, the Chiefs added a trio of youngsters in center Mitch Morse from Missouri, wide receiver Chris Conley of Georgia and cornerback Steven Nelson of Oregon State. Come Saturday morning, Dorsey selected Georgia Bulldogs inside linebacker Ramik Wilson in the fifth round.

To this point, the Chiefs have addressed all of their pressing needs. Morse could be seen as a reach in the second round (49th overall), but he can play all five positions while providing competition with Eric Kush in training camp. Most believed Kansas City desperately needed to add a corner, center, tight end and receiver, along with an inside linebacker. All of those positions are now taken care of.

What do you think, Addicts? Did the Chiefs make the right moves with adding Alexander and O’Shaughnessy or was there somebody better available? Only two picks left and then the undrafted free-agent rush begins.