2015 NFL Draft: KC Chiefs O-Line Scouting Central


The 2015 NFL Draft is less than a month away and the KC Chiefs hold the 18th overall pick in the first round. There’s a lot of different paths the Chiefs could take with their first round pick, but one of the glaring needs for the team seems to be along the offensive line.

John Dorsey and company fixed part of the line, at least for now, in acquiring guard Ben Grubbs from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a fifth round draft pick. The Chiefs don’t have much to lose from this trade, as the need for an experienced guard was crucial, and the team has plenty of other draft picks to work with.

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Dorsey also helped the Chiefs’ case by signing Paul Fanaika, another guard, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals. Fanaika might not necessarily be a huge name in the NFL, but he’s had an impressive resumé to say the least.

Even with the additions of these two guards, the KC Chiefs still have some holes along the line. Center Rodney Hudson left town for the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders, leaving former sixth round pick in the 2013 draft Eric Kush to step up and be the starting center for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Kush, of course, will likely have competition in training camp, but could the first round possibly bring his competition? Kush has been groomed for an instance where Hudson would leave, but now it’s his time to step up and show that he’s the center the Kansas City Chiefs have been looking for since… Well, two weeks ago when Hudson left.

The other two spots along the offensive line that haven’t been discussed yet are at left tackle and at right tackle. As much as Eric Fisher has struggled during his first two years in the pros, he was a former first overall pick for the Chiefs, and therefore we can’t expect Dorsey to give up on him so soon. Fisher did show improvement last year, but you know what they say… Third time’s a charm. If Fisher wants to keep his job, he needs to prove it during the 2015 season.

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  • At right tackle, the Chiefs have Jeff Allen, Ryan Harris, and Donald Stephenson. Stephenson, despite being suspended four games last year and riding the bench the rest of the year, has looked promising in the past. Allen, on the other hand, was screwed out of an entire season with a season ending injury after week one’s embarrassment of a loss to Tennessee.

    So where am I going with this exactly? Oh right, the draft.

    This year’s draft has a large crop of talent as far as offensive linemen go. The best offensive linemen available is Brandon Scherff out of Iowa, who the Chiefs likely have no shot in landing. Their best bet would be a guy like Andrus Peat out of Stanford, TJ Clemmings out of Pittsburgh, or even Ereck Flowers out of Miami.

    KC Kingdom plans to bring you as many scouting reports on the offensive linemen in the 2015 NFL Draft as possible. This post will be updated as the scouting reports are published.

    Brandon Scherffscouting report – 03/28/15

    Andrus Peatscouting report – 04/01/15

    T.J. Clemmingsscouting report – 04/02/15

    Ereck Flowersscouting report – 04/06/15

    Cameron Ervingscouting report – 04/13/15

    D.J. Humphriesscouting report – 04/16/15

    Laken Tomlinsonscouting report – 04/25/15

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