Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
Trevon Diggs out of Alabama is a 6’1″, 205 lb. cornerback who used to play wide receiver. His brother is Buffalo Bills star wide receiver Stefon Diggs. The Draft Network compares Trevon Diggs to Aqib Talib and I agree. His knowledge as a wide receiver helps him at cornerback and I think he has the same upside as Talib and the potential to become the next star cornerback in the NFL.
The Chiefs very much need another cornerback for the team, and if Trevon Diggs falls to them, they should be all over it. I wouldn’t even be opposed if the Chiefs traded up for Diggs, but with the deep cornerback class I don’t think it’s necessary.
Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
Gladney is a bit undersized for the Chiefs at 5’10” 191 lbs, but he’s absolutely my biggest draft crush at cornerback. He ran a 4.48 40-yard dash at the combine, but his speed on the field seems even faster. He only allowed a 47% completion percentage across his four seasons with TCU, which ranks first among cornerbacks according to PFF.
Gladney’s size is his only downside, but he plays like it doesn’t matter. He’s my favorite cornerback in this draft that the Chiefs actually have a chance to grab. If he’s there when the Chiefs pick in the first round, I’d be pounding the table for the Chiefs to take him.
Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
Admittedly, part of me just wants Dantzler so I can tweet “Hold me closer, tiny Dantzler” when the Chiefs pick him. And also every time he makes a play in the NFL. Standing at 6’2″, Dantzler has the height that the Chiefs like at cornerback. He’s a bit on the lighter side at 188 lbs., but that shouldn’t be a big concern.
These past two seasons have been his best, as he’s only allowed a 45% completion rate. He’s also snagged four interceptions during this time. If the Chiefs don’t take a cornerback in the first round, I’d love for them to take Dantzler in the second round.
Grant Delpit, S, LSU
Arguably, the Chiefs are very set at two positions: quarterback and safety. But if the Chiefs wanted to improve an already great safety position, they could go after Grant Delpit and move Tyrann Mathieu to cornerback. Like Mathieu, Delpit is a safety out of LSU and is certainly on his way to an NFL career. Over his three years with LSU, Delpit has racked up 199 tackles including 17.5 for a loss, 7 sacks, and 8 interceptions.
He’s a hard hitting safety who’s also forced two fumbles during his time with LSU. I don’t love the Chiefs’ picks when it comes to drafting Delpit, but if they decide to move back into the early to mid second round, then I wouldn’t mind adding Delpit to the team.