Coffee with the Chiefs – Draft strategy


Good morning, Addicts! The Kansas City Chiefs are a tad more than three weeks away from the first night of the 2016 NFL Draft in Chicago. It is going to be a fun night, watching the board to see how the first 27 picks shake out before our guys get on the clock.

Frankly, the Chiefs could go in a ton of different directions. Typically, general manager John Dorsey has always taken a player who can replace a current star the following season, a la Eric Fisher and Marcus Peters. However, there is not a player who is likely to leave next season unless you think Fisher or Dontari Poe is on the way out. It will be fascinating.

Here is the news you need to know…

Chiefs draft priorities have changed in recent daysAdam Teicher of ESPN

"Now they’re back to five, though that doesn’t mean the Chiefs are set at safety or that they won’t draft a player at that position in an early round. It’s not a given that Wilson, who was released by the Chargers during the season last year, or Brown, who didn’t play football in 2015, can help."

Kansas City gave recent workout to Da’Quan BowersJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"Bowers was a hyped recruit when he chose to go to Clemson and there was even more hype before the 2011 draft when there was talk he could be the No. 1 overall pick. Instead Bowers fell to the second round where the Bucs selected him. He has just 10 starts and seven sacks since he entered the NFL."

Chiefs bringing in small-school safety for visitJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"His draft profile has a few things that would interest the Chiefs. He can play both strong and free safety, has experience lining up as a single-high safety and as a former receiver he has good hands."