KC Chiefs: Addressing The Weaknesses


The KC Chiefs have made several additions to their team this off-season including wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, guard Ben Grubbs, guard Paul Fanaika, and safety Tyvon Branch. They have resigned Ron Parker, and renegotiated reduced contracts with Tamba Hali and Mike DeVito. They have lost center Rodney Hudson to the Oakland Raiders and Dwayne Bowe to the Cleveland Browns.

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With all of the moves, the KC Chiefs have put themselves in position to draft the best player available in the draft. The question is do they have a glaring weakness that they may have to reach for in the draft, or overpay for in free agency?

Right now the KC Chiefs biggest weaknesses are probably center, the second wide receiver spot, tackle, and the second cornerback spot.

Eric Kush who the Chiefs took in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft is projected to step up and get an opportunity at the starting center spot to replace Hudson. He is a relatively unknown player, but the Chiefs have to bring in competition to push Kush (haha), and possibly take over the starting spot if Kush is no ready or incapable of starting.

Jeremy Maclin will be the KC Chiefs number one receiver in 2015, but the second wide receiver spot is up in the air. As of right now Jason Avant and Albert Wilson look to be the best candidates. There is a good chance the Chiefs will address the wide receiver position in the draft, and it should not be considered a glaring weakness.

The KC Chiefs starting tackles right now look to be Eric Fisher and Donald Stephenson. Eric Fisher has been disappointing throughout his young career, and Stephenson was given a four game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances then rode the bench for a majority of the season. There are worse starting tackles in the league than Fisher and Stephenson so I would’t consider tackle a glaring weakness though competition is always good.

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The final big weakness is the second cornerback spot next to Sean Smith. In 2014 the second cornerback spot was a bit of a revolving door with Marcus Cooper, Ron Parker, and Philip Gaines splitting time there. Gaines stepped in and played admirably, but the Chiefs shouldn’t be comfortable there. The 2015 cornerback draft class is a strong one, and a talented corner can be picked up in the middle rounds.

The biggest weakness for the KC Chiefs is probably at the center position, but even then Eric Kush should be given the opportunity to earn the starting job. If the Chiefs can bring in competition they could have one of the strongest all around teams in the NFL, and with ten draft picks in the 2015 NFL Draft there is a good chance that happens.

What do you think the biggest weakness is for the Chiefs?

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