The Kansas City Chiefs have a pick in each round of the 2016 NFL Draft so far. It can be expected with the loss of Rodney Hudson and possibly Kurt Coleman in free agency last year, the Chiefs could end up with two compensatory picks for 2016. Though the likelihood of getting compensated for Coleman is pretty low.
Here we will still operate under the assumption that the Chiefs will have their seven picks and no more. The questions on the average fan’s mind are not necessarily who the Chiefs will take but what position. We can pour over mock drafts all we want but unless we watched a lot of college football film then we won’t know much about the players themselves.
That’s why I want to take a look at three possible positions the Chiefs could move on in each round of the draft instead of naming a player that may not do well in the combine or impress coaches in interviews.
The needs for the Chiefs are simple this off season. They have the potential of losing half of their starting defense to free agency and behind Jeremy Maclin there is still a lot to be desired. Also one of the leagues best backup QBs is set to hit free agency and he is too expensive to ride the bench.
The Chiefs must look at these nine positions to possibly address in the upcoming draft:
- Offensive Guard
- Offensive Tackle
- Wide Receiver
- Edge Rusher
- Defensive Tackle
- Middle Linebacker
Now, a lot of this depends on whether or not the Chiefs can secure their free agents. For instance if Derrick Johnson walks, then the Chiefs will need to address middle linebacker a little higher on the list. The Chiefs have also shown in past drafts that they can use two picks on one position not to reach to fill a need, but to take the best player available.
Next: Looking at the early rounds