Drafting Chiefs: Favorites, names, and a dream draft

John Dorsey speaks to the media. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski- USA TODAY Sports
John Dorsey speaks to the media. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski- USA TODAY Sports /
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Miles Killebrew. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook- USA TODAY Sports
Miles Killebrew. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook- USA TODAY Sports /

Dream Draft: S Miles Killebrew

Miles Killebrew is a safety who could help solve the Chiefs back end woes in a hurry. With 4.5 speed for a safety he could be that guy who can come in and cover the slot on occasion while offering deep help over the middle and sideline to sideline. Killebrew is also a hitting machine with 101 tackles in 12 games with 4 forced fumbles in 2015.

Personal favorite who the Chiefs probably won’t draft: Paxton Lynch

When the draft season began and there were a gaggle of quarterback prospects fluttering at the top of the rankings… before anyone decided that Jared Goff and Carson Wentz were the best players in this draft… I preferred Paxton Lynch. His mobility and ability to throw on the run are excellent and his skills could translate to Andy Reid’s offensive scheme. Back then I thought that Lynch might fall to the Chiefs at the end of the first round but with the top two picks being traded away for the top two QBs in this draft, Lynch’s value just went up and I can see him going as early as the top ten (especially with the trend of overvaluing of this year’s quarterbacks).

At this point, I think the more quarterbacks who saturate the early parts of the first round… the more quality players, at skills positions, will be falling to K.C..

Name Game: Going Royal*

This class of draft names has also gone regal with:

Jalen Ramsey

Pharoh Cooper

Emmanuel Ogbah

Elijah (Shumate)

Ejiro (meaning: praise God) Edraine and

Adolphus (meaning: noble) Washington

And in his honor…

* Prince- musician Prince Rogers Nelson passed away this week. My favorite Prince song(s) is/are, Little Red Corvette, and 1999, and Purple Rain and Kiss and Let’s Go Crazy and The Most Beautiful Girl in the World and Darling Nikki and U Got the Look and Cream and I Will Die for You and I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man and Diamonds & Pearls and When Doves Cry and Money Don’t Matter 2 Night and Raspberry Beret and Way Back Home and Take Me With You and Thieves in the Temple and Gett Off and Controversy and The Beautiful Ones and Strollin’. R.I.P. Prince will be missed.

Dream Draft: CB LeShaun Sims

LeShaun Sims is Miles Killebrew’s teammate and he’s often overlooked but in my estimation equally formidable, if not more so, because he would fill a giant hole left behind by Sean Smith. Sims is 6-foot-0 and 203 with 4.41 speed in the 40. As you know those stats are meaningless unless a prospect brings some skills with him… like the ability to mirror and play man coverage… which Sims does well. I’m unsure as to why he’s rated so low by all ranking systems (6th or 7th round) but he could be the steal of the draft for whatever team selects him… hopefully the Chiefs.

Next: Draft Day Notes and John Dorsey’s Press Conference?