For the Kansas City Chiefs their off-season so far has netted some losses such as cornerback Sean Smith, and backup quarterback Chase Daniel. However, even with all the losses Chiefs general manager John Dorsey has made some key moves to keep the true heart of the Chiefs together.
With all the being said, unless there is another steal out there for Dorsey in terms of a play maker, more than likely there will be little signings here and there. This brings all the focus of many Chiefs fans to the upcoming NFL Draft. Which direction will KC take has been a debate ever since the end of the season and the loss at the hands of the New England Patriots.
Over at the “motherland” aka, chiefs.com, reporter for the organization BJ Kissel put together a round up of football writers and who they think the team will select at 28th overall this coming draft. There are lots of names on the list including Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd and wide receiver Will Fuller from Notre Dame. One thing apparent on the list of experts is the fact that no clear name or even position comes to the front.
If the Chiefs have learned anything from how John Dorsey approaches the draft, he does not necessary draft for position but rather best player available; at least with his first pick. Right now there is a lot of analysts who think the team needs to draft to fill the position of cornerback which the Chiefs are a little thin at right now. But will this be the direction Dorsey will take?
We know from last year’s draft and the year before, no one really knows the direction of Dorsey until that name is called during the first round. To years ago he drafted Dee Ford, who drew comparisons to the Denver Broncos’ Von Miller when he came out for the draft.
Last year he selected Marcus Peters, who had some troubles with his former team, and look how that turned out. Ford is getting better with the more time he has in the league and defensive coordinator Bob Sutton’s defense. Peters became the player Dorsey knew he could be when he selected him and even won Defensive Rookie of The Year.
While the experts have all their thoughts for what the Chiefs need. Dorsey seems to know what they actually need and drafts for those needs at the long term level along with head coach Andy Reid. Regardless of the speculation of who the Chiefs will select next month it should be interesting to see what kid of gem that Dorsey will pick up this year.
There you have it, Addicts. Do you have any predictions for the draft and how Dorsey will lean? Let us know in the comments.
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