Chiefs loaded with talent, but draft looms


The Kansas City Chiefs are immensely talented, making this draft even more important.

If you have any questions in regards to the talent on Kansas City’s roster, go to the website and start the video player. There you will see one player after the next taking the podium. You will notice that almost all of them are either All-Pros or Pro Bowlers.

The players consistently talked about head coach Andy Reid’s message of this year being the time to win it all. Reid talked about this being the fourth year of the program and with so many core guys returning, the Chiefs have a great shot to do something the franchise has not done since 1969.

All of this is very true. It also makes the draft that much more important.

Kansas City is picking 28th-overall this year. The Chiefs have never been that far back in the draft order without making a trade to move down. While it is harder to find great players toward the back end of rounds, it certainly beats being at the top of them on an annual basis.

With the roster dotted with stars on both sides of the ball, general manager John Dorsey must find a couple more key contributors, especially at cornerback. The Chiefs could not sign everybody this offseason and the casualty was Sean Smith, meaning there is a gaping hole at the second corner spot. Dorsey has to find not just an answer, but the right one.

Everybody is talking about Artie Burns, Kendall Fuller, William Jackson, Eli Apple and Mackensie Alexander as potential fits for Kansas City in the first round. The problem is many assume the Chiefs could draft any of these guys and be in good shape. The realty is that some players will fizzle while others flourish. The Chiefs don’t make the playoffs last year if they take Trae Waynes over Marcus Peters.

Kansas City has an opportunity to do something really special. In a week, another huge moment presents itself.