Last week, I gave a suggestion for a potential first-round pick for the Kansas City Chiefs in this year’s draft. This week, I decided to take a deeper look and reflect on the job that current Chiefs general manager John Dorsey has done with his first three drafts during his time with the organization.
Of course, this list is subject to change over time, and could easily change a lot this coming season, as players from his recent draft classes will have another year under their belt and Dorsey and K.C. will also be welcoming in a new crop of rookies as well. It’s also important to keep in mind that these five players on this list make up the core of strong young nucleus that the former Green Bay Packers executive and his staff are building here in K.C. Now, it’s time to take a look…
5. Zach Fulton
The former University of Tennessee standout was nearly an after thought when he was selected by the Chiefs back late in the 2014 NFL draft. However, Zach Fulton has shown that with time and patience, that he can be a capable offensive lineman in this league. Although he still has some things to work on as far as technique is concerned, the Detroit native will once again be in the running for playing time along the Chiefs’ offensive line at either guard or center this season, and at just 25 years old, seems to have a bright future in red and gold.
4. Eric Fisher
Fisher, the 2013 first-overall pick of the Chiefs, has already had his share of up and down moments with K.C. in his short three-year career with the team. Even though he has yet to live up to the hype, he played solidly for Kansas City this past season. The former Central Michigan star has already made 43 starts in his NFL career, and the Chiefs brass will look to him to continue to not only improve, but also be an anchor for the left side of their offensive line in 2016 and beyond.