The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft came and went, and the Kansas City Chiefs are still sitting without a player to call their own from the class.
General manager John Dorsey traded out of the round on Thursday night, striking a deal with the San Francisco 49ers that sent Kansas City’s first and seventh-round picks over for the 49ers’ second, fourth and sixth-round selections. Dorsey clearly wanted to get more picks in a draft that has been called deep, if not necessarily loaded with top-end talent.
With that move, Chiefs fans were forced to wait another 24 hours to see somebody in a red and gold hat. Kansas City reportedly tried to move up on Thursday before moving back, perhaps hoping to land Laquon Treadwell or William Jackson III. With that in mind, Dorsey could be looking at Mackensie Alexander, Xavien Howard, Michael Thomas or Sterling Shepard when No. 37 goes on the clock.
Regardless of who Dorsey takes or what positions he is targeting, the Chiefs simply need to find two good players. The Chiefs have a ton of options on the board with many players falling down the board last night.
In that vein, nobody believed Myles Jack, Reggie Ragland, A’Shawn Robinson or Jarran Reed would be there. Yet, here they are, all waiting to be taken in the second of three nights.
While the wait can be tough, Kansas City can make it all worth it by snagging a duo that can step in and play right now. The Chiefs are close to that Super Bowl, but they won’t get there if this class can’t produce a bit from the jump. Dorsey doesn’t need to find a superstar, but two solid players are the order of the day.