Kansas City Chiefs sign four draft picks


The Kansas City Chiefs got down to business on Monday afternoon, signing four of their nine draft picks from the 2015 class, according to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star. General manager John Dorsey came to terms with second-round selection Mitch Morse, along with third-day draftees Ramik Wilson, D.J. Alexander and Rakeem Nunez-Roches.

These signings are just ahead of the team’s rookie minicamp, which runs May 16-18.

Unlike the years before the NFL instituted a rookie wage scale, it is easy to get rookie contracts out of the way. While the exact terms are not official yet, we can conclude judging by last year’s numbers that the quartet are likely looking at a tad over $2 million on the cap next year. All of the contracts will be four years in length.

Getting Morse’s contract out of the way is a nice piece of work by Dorsey. Morse is going to be competing with Eric Kush for the starting center job, so getting any distractions out of his site is a smart move. Morse is a 6-foot-5, 305-pound offensive lineman from the University of Missouri who can play any position on the line.

From there, Wilson and Alexander are fourth and fifth-round selections who are expected to add thump to the defense as inside linebackers. Wilson is more of a run-stuffer, while Alexander is expected to help out in coverage with his good speed. Both are going to be competing on special teams as well, likely seeing the bulk of their time there to begin with.

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Nunez-Roches is a defensive lineman who will be competing simply to make the roster. The former Southern Miss star was taken in the sixth round and will get thrown into the mix to backup Dontari Poe, Mike DeVito and Allen Bailey. Nunez-Roches has plenty of skill and a great motor, something we detailed here on Arrowhead Addict.

What do you think, Addicts? Who will be the next rookie to sign?