5th Round – Pick 162
Kevin Hogan – QB – Stanford
AA Grade: B-
My thoughts: Many fans were curious if the Chiefs would draft another quarterback to compete for a backup role with the departure of Chase Daniel this offseason. Many wondered if they would make a play for Paxton Lynch in the first round (they didn’t). Some wondered if they would try Dak Prescott in the mid rounds (they didn’t).
I really hoped they would take a flier on Vernon Adams in the late rounds (they didn’t). What they did do is draft Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan in the fifth round. Hogan isn’t predicted to be the highest upside quarterback in this draft class, but he is one of the most intelligent and most experienced. In other words, he seems like a good fit for Andy Reid’s offense.
When you put Hogan’s tape on you see why Reid might think he’s a fit for KC. He’s incredibly accurate in the short passing game (sound familiar?). He doesn’t have the strongest arm and his accuracy definitely suffers the longer the pass has to travel. He’s athletic enough to scramble and pick up yards put his awareness in the pocket sometimes suffers.
He also doesn’t do a good job of keeping his eyes downfield when scrambling (sound familiar?). Hogan looks the part and probably has what it takes to eventually win the job as the No. 2 quarterback in Reid’s offense but I’m not sure he has the upside to be KC’s quarterback of the future.
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