With the 105th-overall pick, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Parker Ehinger.
The Chiefs needed some beef along the offensive line to compete at guard, and they got that with University of Cincinnati guard Parker Ehinger.
He was a 14-game starter at Cincinnati in 2015 and at 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds, is certainly large enough to anchor the position. This was a position of need for general manager John Dorsey, and spending a foruth-round pick on it is considerable.
Kansas City is currently looking at a guard situation of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Jah Reid as starters with only Zach Fulton as a legitimate backup. Should Eric Fisher or Mitch Schwartz get hurt, the Chiefs would have to kick Reid outside and suddenly the team would be in all kinds of trouble. With the addition of Ehinger, Kansas City adds another option after releasing Paul Fanaika last week.
On NFL Network, analyst Mike Mayock talked about this being a Dorsey pick. In the past, that has been seen as a guy who can really maul up front and provide some holes in the run game. We don’t expect Ehinger to start right away, but he could absolutely compete with Duvernay-Tardif.
This will be a battle to watch in training camp.