This fourth tier includes several prospects that the Chiefs could consider with their third or fourth round picks. I like the guard prospects upside in this range more than I do the tackles. Spencer Drango may have the best upside of this group, but transitioning from a left tackle in Baylor’s spread offense to playing on the inside in the NFL definitely increases the risk factor with him.
Sebastian Tretola – OG – Arkansas – 6’4″ – 317 lbs – Big Board Avg: 102.3
Christian Westerman – OG – Arizona State – 6’3″ – 296 lbs – Big Board Avg: 107
Jack Allen – C – Michigan State – 6’2″ – 300 lbs – Big Board Avg: 115.3
Spencer Drango – OG/OT – Baylor – 6’6″ – 320 lbs – Big Board Avg: 118.3
Denver Kirkland – OG – Arkansas – 6’5″ – 340 lbs – Big Board Avg: 120.7
Le’Raven Clark – OT – Texas Tech – 6’6″ – 312 lbs – Big Board Avg: 123.0
Kyle Murphy – OT – Stanford – 6’6″ – 300 lbs – Big Board Avg: 129.0
I strongly believe that the Chiefs need a new starting right tackle. Maybe they go out and sign one in free agency, but that seems unlikely to me. That means that KC may have to find their next starter in the NFL draft. Unfortunately, I don’t see this as a terribly deep draft at tackle. Outside of the first two rounds I don’t see anybody that would be a safe bet to be better than Jah Reid was last season (at least as a rookie). Frankly, the second round tackles all have some risk attached to them as well. So if KC wants to feel good about starting a rookie right tackle next year they need to hope that either Taylor Decker or Jack Conklin is still on the board when they pick in the first round.
Guard is a different story. I think the Chiefs could conceivably land a player in the third or fourth round that could challenge to start at right guard on day one. For that reason, I probably wouldn’t draft a guard in the first couple of rounds since they have other needs they can address.
So what do you think Addicts? Do you like this year’s offensive line class? Are you underwhelmed? Do you agree with my assessment that if they want a starter at right tackle they better take him in the first round? Finally, which of these prospects would you like to see more in-depth scouting reports and film break downs on? At this point I’m mainly going off of things I’ve read and highlight videos, so things can change drastically when you really watch a lot of tape on a guy. Post which players you’d like to hear more about in the comments below and I’ll see how many I can knock out before the draft rolls around. Currently, I’m leaning towards looking at Conklin first since he seems to fit our need and is most likely to be available in the first round, but if you want to know about someone else just let me know who.
As always, thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!