Round 4 – No. 123
Offensive Guard – The NFL has shown that the offensive line is one of those areas where any pick in the draft could contribute immediately. If you have the size, feet, and quickness then the hands and adjustments can come with experience and practice.
Defensive Tackle – The Chiefs could lose Jaye Howard in free agency and may need to restructure Dontari Poe within the next two seasons so this is a need in this draft. It may come earlier but the Chiefs get the size they want in the middle of the draft.
Middle Linebacker – Most who have seen D.J. Alexander and Ramik Wilson play know that the Chiefs might have a very capable replacement for Johnson next season. That is why they wait until the fourth round or later to make that pick.
Round 5 – No. 153
Safety – The Chiefs can find a great special teams player here to provide depth behind the starters and fill in on certain packages and downs.
Cornerback – Round five has been a good place to draft cornerbacks in the past and this year will be no different.
Edge Rusher – A defensive end to replace DeVito or a linebacker to sit behind Ford and Houston is ideal in the fifth or sixth round.
Round 6 – No. 184
Offensive Tackle – The tackle position has been a revolving door since Branden Albert went to Miami. We all know that Eric Fisher has not exactly been a model of consistency.
Wide Receiver – The sixth round is a great place to find a speedy guy that can fill in as punt returner should DeAnthony Thomas miss significant time again.
Defensive Tackle – This could be the second defensive tackle the Chiefs take as the bigger they get, the less time they can stay on the field so a third down player is needed.
Round 7 – No. 217
Wide Receiver – Most people think of this as a throw away pick but there are times when a seventh rounder can make a significant impact. Plus the practice squad always needs fast, athletic guys.
Offensive Line – This can go either to a tackle or a guard as the Chiefs tend to move them around anyway.
Middle Linebacker – Again this pick can be used to get some special teams players to rush punts and tackle on kick-offs.