LeShaun Sims – CB – Southern Utah
Strengths: Excellent size for the position, and has the athleticism to match. Looks at home in press-man coverage where he can use his long arms to jam up the receiver. Has the quickness and speed to catch up if he gets beat early. Mirrors routes very well and isn’t afraid of the man across from him.
Weaknesses: Comes from a small school and hasn’t faced much top competition. Not very reliable in the run game, where he is slow to react and struggles to beat blocks. Very small hands for a football player make it unlikely he’ll be much of a ball hawk.
The Fit: As I’ve already stated, the Chiefs need to build up the depth of their secondary. Sims has an intriguing base to work with and could be a quality project for the Chiefs coaching staff. It’s unlikely we’re talking about a player who will become a starter, but he could take on a solid depth role. He may end up being a late riser on many draft boards, but is absolutely worth the late round flyer.
These are just a few options, and it is still really early in the draft process. There are plenty of changes coming, and I will be throwing out more and more scenarios each week. So be sure to leave your thoughts and check back next week to see if any of your suggestions make the cut in my next mock draft.