The Kansas City Chiefs have gone defense with their first two picks of the 2014 NFL draft. Dee Ford brings depth and a future at the outside linebacker position while Phillip Gaines adds speed to a secondary that got burned in the second half of last season.
Still, some Chiefs fans aren’t satisfied with those first two picks and it’s not so much the player, it’s the position.
There are still some good receivers on the board and the Chiefs have had their opportunities to draft some talented players at the position. Their decision not to draft a receiver brings me to a couple of thoughts,
- They must like what A.J. Jenkins brings to their offense. Jenkins was swapped from San Fran for Jonathon Baldwin, both being under achieving first round picks. He showed flashes of being a playmaker, particularly in the 2nd meeting with Denver last season. Jenkins is a first round talent and maybe a full offseason with Andy Reid could do wonders for his development.
- The other, is the fact that the Chiefs had the third scoring offense last season. They got bye with Jamaal Charles accounting for 35% of their offense and not throwing to Dwayne Bowe. Donnie Avery showed flashes of being a deep threat but was inconsistent at times with catching the ball.
Kansas City needs to add speed and competition at the receiver position and with how much talent there is in this draft, why not go ahead and address the position?
I’ve compiled a quick list of the best receivers still available headed into the fourth round. To begin the list, click “next” or use the arrow keys on your key board.