2014 NFL Draft: Defensive Back Prospects The Kansas City Chiefs Should Be Scouting

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Nov 9, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores safety

Kenny Ladler

(1) intercepts the ball against the Florida Gators during the second quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Kenny Ladler, Free Safety, Vanderbilt

Kenny Ladler is a football player that isn’t afraid to hit someone and make a play. He is coming off a great season last year with Vandy, having earned a first team All-SEC honor by the Associated Press after having a hand in 10 turnovers, five interceptions and five forced fumbles.

The 6’0, 200 pound safety is projected to go somewhere in the fourth or fifth round, making him a top prospect for the Chiefs to keep their eye on. Ladler is a reliable open field tackler, most of which are big hits that lead to turnovers- seeing how he forced five fumbles last season.

He has good sideline to sideline speed, meaning he could help the Chiefs in coverage over the top. He’s viewed to be overly aggressive sometimes in his tackling- leaving plenty of room for better running backs if Ladler is the last line of defense.