Last year, the offensive line was an absolute disaster throughout the first half of the season. Then, when head coach Andy Reid moved Eric Fisher from the right side to left tackle and inserted Jeff Allen at guard, things took off. Fisher proved he can play, and the guard play looks solid moving forward with or without Allen, thanks to Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Ben Grubbs.
However, the right tackle spot was weak all season. Jah Reid was brought in before the season began and played well enough to get a three-year, $12 million extension. Yet Reid was beaten too often off the edge. Kansas City would be wise to look into a right tackle, whether it is a free agent in Kelvin Beachum or a big name such as Andre Smith. The draft also offers plenty of nice talent in Jack Conklin, Taylor Decker and Germain Ifedi.
As for Reid, he gives you a nice swing tackle who also looked shockingly good as a guard. Paying $4 million for a player who can fit all of those roles is a good investment, because injuries will always find someone on the front wall. With a better right tackle, Alex Smith can sleep easy at night.
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