The Kansas City Chiefs only have six picks in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Chiefs hold the 23rd overall pick, a third, fourth, fifth, and two sixth round picks. One of the most important needs for Kansas City is at the cornerback position opposite Brandon Flowers. One cornerback prospect the Chiefs should consider drafting is Lamarcus Joyner of Florida State.
Lamarcus Joyner played for the Seminoles for four seasons and finished his career with impressive stats. He totaled 197 tackles, six and a half sacks, and eight interceptions. Joyner also has experience playing safety (Source: Sports Reference).
Lamarcus Joyner Combine Results
40-yard dash – 4.55 seconds
Bench press – 14 reps
Vertical jump – 37.5 inch
Broad jump – 124.0 inch
3-cone drill – 7.26 seconds
20-yard shuttle – 4.40 seconds
(Courtesy of NFL.com)
Joyner is projected to be selected sometime in the second round so there is a good chance that the Chiefs won’t be able to land him. If Joyner falls to the third round and is on the board when the Chiefs select, he would be hard to pass up.
“Good competitive playing speed — runs as fast as he needs to. Very good football-playing demeanor — confident and opportunistic. Played big and produced timely, game-changing plays vs. Clemson (sack, interception and forced fumbles). Times up the blitz very well and plays bigger than his size.” – Nolan Nawrocki of NFL.com on Joyner’s strengths
As mentioned above, Kansas City only has six picks and have several positions that need improvement for next season. There has been a lot of speculation that the Chiefs will draft a wide receiver with their first round pick, and if that’s the case then they should go for a player like Joyner in the third round (if he’s still available by that point).
“Joyner proved to be one of the nation’s top overall defensive backs in 2013, earning first-team All-ACC honors from the coaches and media and was selected as a First Team Walter Camp All-American.” – Dane Brugler of NFL Draft Scouts
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