One of the biggest areas of need for the Chiefs this offseason is the safety position. Taylor Rapp is a player that could help turn things around.
For the second straight offseason, the Chiefs are looking to fix their defense, which ranked among the worst in the NFL last season. With the firing of Bob Sutton and addition of Steve Spagnuolo, the Chiefs are going to be looking for players to fit into the new aggressive 4-3 scheme.
If the safety market continues to be as low as it was in 2018, I could certainly see the Chiefs looking to sign players such as: Landon Collins, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Tyrann Mathieu. These are a few of the bigger names in the free agent class. There are plenty of other guys that would fit well in the new defense that the Chiefs could sign during free agency. Personally I like a lot of the safeties in this class.
Much of what Kansas City chooses to do in free agency and the draft will depend heavily on what they decide to do with Eric Berry and Daniel Sorensen to start the offseason. Berry has missed considerable time due to injury problems. While it seems unlikely that the Chiefs will be able to move on from Eric Berry this season due to his expensive contract, Sorensen is a different story. Sorensen has a cap hit of about $4.6 million dollars this season. If the Chiefs move on from him, it will be interesting to see how they address the safety spot for the coming season. One player that I would like to see is Washington safety Taylor Rapp
Rapp has been a playmaker throughout his college career. With great versatility, he produced four sacks last season. For the Washington Huskies, Rapp also intercepted the ball seven times in three years and made a career total of 8.5 tackles for a loss. While he doesn’t look overtly athletic, he shows good instinct and flashes great ball skills.