Kansas City Chiefs 2014 NFL Draft: Exploring The Late Rounds

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Vanderbilt Commodores safety Kenny Ladler (1) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

S Kenny Ladler – Vanderbilt: Coming in at 6 foot tall, 200 lbs. and running a 4.57 second 40 yard dash, Kenny Ladler is rated as the 6th best free safety. Ladler was named to the 2013 All-SEC Second Team and finishing the season with 87 tackles, 5 forced fumbles, and 5 interceptions

Ladler may just be exactly what the Kansas City Chiefs are looking for to replace Kendrick Lewis. Sixty of his 87 tackles were solo tackles and he has proven to be a solid tackler, which would be a breath of fresh air for Chiefs fans.

He has shown good play recognition and plays the ball well, but lacks speed when asked to shift positions or backpedal with receivers, but if the Chiefs let him play center field, as they did Lewis much of last season, he has solid straight line speed and is a ball hawk, so he should be able to fill that roll. He is a rookie though and there would be growing pains but he has the potential.

6th Round Pick’s 177 and 184

WR Mike Davis – Texas: Coming in at 6 feet tall, 193 lbs. and running a 4.52 second 40 yard dash, Mike Davis is the 18th ranked wide receiver. Davis was named as a 2013 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and 2013 Associated Press All-Big 12 Second Team.

Davis finished the 2013 season with 51 receptions for 727 yards and 8 Touchdowns. In 2012 he finished with 57 receptions for 939 yards and 7 Touchdowns.

Davis has been praised as a solid route runner with sure hands and a great burst as a returner. He would be able to come in and provide the Chiefs solid depth at the wide receiver position and also be able to contribute in special teams.