Analyst Draft Grades For KC Chiefs


Now that the 2014 NFL Draft has officially wrapped, analysts everywhere are grading all 32 teams with how they drafted this year. The KC Chiefs might have made some surprising picks, but analysts seemed to think they did a decent job with their selections.

The Chiefs shocked everyone by not picking up a wide receiver in the draft. While Kansas City took two defensive players at the start of the draft, the last four selections were on the offensive side of the ball.

Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. gave the Chiefs a B- and said the most notable picks were first round choice Dee Ford, running back De’Anthony Thomas, and quarterback Aaron Murray. Out of the teams in the AFC West, Kiper felt the Raiders and Chargers did better than Kansas City. He rated Denver having the worst draft of the division with a C+.

Kansas City Star writer Terez Paylor gave the Chiefs a B+ in this year’s draft. Here is what Paylor had to say,

“Their overall grade is hurt by the fact they a.) could have dearly used a second-round pick and only had six picks, in general, and b.) they didn’t come away with a receiver, per se. But the Chiefs still came through with a solid draft.”

Paylor definitely has a point. If the KC Chiefs had a second round pick this year, there’s likely no doubt that they would have grabbed a receiver. My reasoning for why they didn’t is that by the third round they didn’t feel there was number two receiver left in the draft that could line up opposite Dwayne Bowe.

While the Chiefs didn’t come away with a wide receiver, many are optimistic about the pick up of Thomas. Paylor sees big things for Thomas in Kansas City.

“…while Thomas is too small to play running back full-time, he’ll log plenty of snaps in the slot as Dexter McCluster’s replacement.”

Most of what Paylor had to say was positive, but his one main con was that Kansas City didn’t draft a safety, one of their other needs.

“The Chiefs failed to come away with a safety, but that is probably a reflection on the confidence they have in Eric Berry, Sanders Commings and Husain Abdullah.”

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  • Randall Miller

    Seriously want to hand out an A-. The unknown is the pick of Aaron Murry….I believe this will turn out brilliant as Chucky listed Aaron as the best QB he has worked with in 5 years!

    • Leigh Oleszczak

      I personally loved the pick up of Aaron Murray. If he can stay healthy, he has all of the potential in the world to be the Chiefs’ future franchise QB.

  • Michael Tavis

    I would definitely give the draft a B. Really wish we would have got a WR or Safety but I think they killed it in rounds 4-6.

    • Leigh Oleszczak

      Wide receiver should have been their first priority, but they must not have been that impressed with any of them.

      • Michael Tavis

        While I agree their wasn’t a WR worthy of the 23 pick, there most certainly was value there later in the draft. I can’t give them a pass on that.

        • Stan Colbert

          Interesting to me, GB drafts a,WR every year. Dorsey hasn’t drafted one yet.

          • Michael Tavis

            Funny you should say that because Green Bay actually drafted 3 WR this year. Who thought GB needed 3 WR?

      • Alan Craig

        They weren’t impressed with Keenan Allen last year in 3rd rd. He had 71 1046 8 and would of been Smith’s favorite target. They also passed on Donte Moncrief at 3rd rd this year. Watch his highlights on u tube and tell me a 6’2 220 runs 4.4 and under isn’t impressive to play on Chiefs. What isn’t impressive is Dorsey’s drafts with WR’s.

      • Randall Miller

        Exactly Leigh, where they picked, better value for now and the future and Lee was not rated high on their board. All wanting a wideout did not watch the Indy game in the playoffs. Defense was the problem. And you think about it for one minute, Mr. Dorsey and Coach have a minimum of 3 WRs targeted for end of August cutdowns from other rosters, and one of those will be a Chief, that is a given….they are prepared.

  • Alan Craig

    If not for drafting Ford to replace Hali and salary, I would have given F for passing on Lee. Last year I gave F for passing on WR Allen in 3rd rd ( 71 1046 8). This year I give an F for passing on WR Moncrief for CB they could of gotten in 4th rd or had CB Desir or CB Aikens. Chiefs had 1 of worst receiving group in NFL and still do. Quit giving good grades for a weak draft like last years.

  • Stan Colbert

    Stram was one of the first coaches to surmise success in the NFL dealt with mismatches. The two themes of this draft are future, (all could be starters in three years) and unique talent.
    Everybody is upset KC didn’t draft a S or WR, me too. I would love to have a 1000 yd. receiver running downfield for TD AS11 strength is short to intermediate. Jenkins, Bowe, even Avery and now Thomas fit that scheme well. Year 2 they will be better. We lost K. Lewis at S, how could that in itself not be an improvement?

    • Randall Miller

      Not everybody………..

      • Stan Colbert

        I stand corrected.

    • Adam McCabe

      Agreed! The biggest problem on D kart year was K. Lewis and D. Robinson. Abdullah out played them both. Sanders Commings could be great. Better work out at the combine the Dix or Pryor this year.