The Kansas City Chiefs and the rest of the NFL are preparing for the 2016 NFL Draft, only two weeks away from today. But while teams are doing their due diligence on players and who would fit schemes, there are some analysts out there who are already looking to crown a potential Super Bowl 51 champion.
NFL analyst and former Jacksonville Jaguars running Back Maurice Jones-Drew has put his opinion out into the ring of who will win, and his pick was a little surprising. Jones-Drew selected the Chiefs as his potential Super Bowl favorite, beating out teams like the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. He also had some interesting reasons as to why he feels this team can reach the promise land.
He stated that because Alex Smith and Jeremy Maclin are here, coupled with the return of Jamaal Charles, Kansas City is primed. He also talked about the offensive line really not losing anyone, and the biggest loss being cornerback Sean Smith, who left for the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders. The defense of the Chiefs is also in good shape, and the draft this year is loaded with talent on that side of the ball.
So was this a wise selection for the former Pro Bowler? Yes. The Chiefs have a lot of talent, so a run for more than just the AFC West title seems probable.
The Denver Broncos still have a good defense but Mark Sanchez is the only quarterback on their team with experience… the man who is famous for the “Butt fumble” is their quarterback. San Diego made gains on offense but they also lost on defense, and should be a middling team.
Next: What about Oakland?