NFL Draft 2015: Kansas City Chiefs select Rakeem Nunez-Roches


With the 217th-overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Southern Miss defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches. Nunez-Roches started all 11 games in 2014, making the first-team All-Conference USA team.

Nunez-Roches is a big-bodied defensive end in a 3-4 scheme, giving Kansas City some depth behind Allen Bailey, Mike DeVito and Jaye Howard. Nunez-Roches is 6’2 and 307 pounds, but runs fairly well for his size. At the NFL Combine, Nunez-Roches ran a 5.02 40-yard dash and had a 4.69 20-yard shuttle.

For 2015, look for Nunez-Roches to simply make the roster, although he could be a practice squad candidate. The defensive line is a strength for the Chiefs, but general manager John Dorsey decided to add some beef anyway.

On Thursday night, Kansas City started of the draft by taking with Marcus Peters at the 18th-overall pick, a corner from the University of Washington. On Friday evening, the Chiefs took three more draftees, beginning with center Mitch Morse from Missouri. In the third round, Dorsey took wide receiver Chris Conley of Georgia and cornerback Steven Nelson of Oregon State. On Saturday morning, Dorsey selected Georgia Bulldogs inside linebacker Ramik Wilson in the fourth round before taking D.J. Alexander and tight end James O’Shaughnessy in the

From a need standpoint, the Chiefs have addressed everything. Morse might have ben a reach in the second round (49th overall), but he can play all five positions while competing with Eric Kush for a starting job. Many believed Kansas City had to get deeper at corner, center, tight end, inside linebacker and receiver. All of those boxes have been checked, giving the Chiefs much to feel good about heading into the OTA period.

What do you have to say, Addicts? Who do you want in the seventh round before the calls starting going fast and furious for undrafted free-agent rookies?