Final Grade: A-
It is difficult to argue with the fact that, had Kansas City retained all eight of their productive draft picks from the 2015 draft, the team would have been better positioned to take advantage of the first three years of the Patrick Mahomes era. The improvement could be such that we’d be talking about a team with three straight Super Bowl appearances and the most dominant three-year stretch in NFL history. That’s certainly not a slight to what the Chiefs have accomplished in that time since they’ve been incredible all the same. But it could have been more (and yes, they could have afforded it).
Despite not a single player from the 2015 class still being on the roster now (or even in 2019), the draft was an overwhelming success for general manager John Dorsey and the Kansas City Chiefs. Teams dream about hitting on eight of nine draft picks; and they work themselves to the bone trying to find five quality starters during a single selection weekend.
The narrative surrounding this class will always be under-appreciated and undervalued due to the early departures of every single player the team selected. However, in terms of total cumulative NFL output, this is one of the best classes in team history, from top to bottom.