The Kansas City Chiefs only own six picks in the 2014 NFL Draft. While the Chiefs have been linked with drafting a wide receiver in the first round, they should consider spending one of their six picks on a cornerback. Keith McGill of Utah would be a terrific addition for Kansas City.
McGill played at Utah for two years and was an honorable mention for the All-Pac 12 pick in 2013. McGill racked up 49 tackles, 13 passes defended, and one interception, which was returned for a touchdown (Source: Sports Reference).
Keith McGill Combine Results
40-yard dash – 4.51 seconds
Vertical jump – 39.0 inch*
Broad jump – 129.0 inch*
3-cone drill – 7.29 seconds
20-yard shuttle – 4.18 seconds
* = Combine top performer
(Courtesy of NFL.com)
Keith McGill is projected to be drafted in the second or third round. The Chiefs don’t have a second round pick, but there is a chance that McGill could slip to the third round. If that ends up happening, Kansas City should strongly consider drafting him.
“Rare size with extremely long arms — looks every bit the part. Very good athletic ability. Versatile and can play safety or corner.” – Nolan Nawrocki of NFL.com
The fact that McGill can also play safety is just another reason why he could do well in Kansas City. Safety is another position in need of an upgrade. The Chiefs secondary in general wasn’t looking too hot during the second half of the 2013 season.
“McGill earned All-American honors at Cerritos Junior College and signed with Utah as a highly regarded free safety, rated No. 11 among all Juco players by Rivals.com. He played in five games at this position in 2011 before a shoulder injury ended his season early and missed all of 2012 in a lengthy rehab following surgery to correct the issue.” – Rob Rang of NFL Draft Scout
Keith McGill would be a great pick for the Chiefs because he will still be on the board during later rounds. Kansas City can draft a wide receiver or an offensive lineman in the first round and still be able to get a talented corner like McGill later on in the draft.
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