NFL Draft 2015: Analyzing Marcus Peters and more

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Our second pick has much in common with our first pick. Mitch Morse played just about every position on the offensive line, so he is versatile. He can play right away at the professional level. He fills an immediate team need. Sometimes in the draft, players are picked because they are the best available at the moment they are picked, and sometimes that pick also corresponds with your team’s roster holes. This is a case like that. Re-watching the Chiefs first four games this weekend I was struck by how few times Smith was able to allow the play to develop before he had to run to extend it.

Sometimes in the draft players are picked because they are the best available at the moment they are picked, and sometimes that pick also corresponds with your team’s immediate needs. This is a case like that.

Most people would argue that our first and second picks addressed our highest-priority needs. Those folks got their wishes fulfilled with our third pick. Conley has a very long highlight reel available to watch on YouTube. I don’t happen to think that the Chiefs went without a receiver touchdowns because we needed better players. I believe it was a combination of bad luck and really good players at other positions scoring instead of wide receivers doing it. When your running back can score points from 20 yards out, it eliminates chances for the wide receiver to do so. That being said, after watching Conley work, I can see that he is a receiver that will fight for the ball and will run hard after the catch. One place our receivers were lacking was in yards after the catch.

In recent history, Kansas City’s most famous picks come in the third round. Knile Davis, Travis Kelce, Donald Stephenson, Justin Houston, Jamaal Charles were all third round picks.

Our other third-round pick was Steven Nelson, a corner from Oregon State. The fact that the defensive backfield got half of our first four picks tells me that the Chiefs felt the biggest need to be met was on defense. My thoughts exactly. I would be happier if Nelson’s position were safety, but I trust the guys who make their livings making these choices.

When it was all said and done, we picked five defenders and four members of the offense. A well-rounded draft. Analysts are giving this draft a good grade for the Chiefs. I agree. I am very excited about the year to come. I can see Kansas City winning the AFC West. With the additions made in free agency and now the draft, it looks to be an incredible year. Go Chiefs!