KC Chiefs: 2015 NFL Draft Class Could Be One For The Ages


The KC Chiefs are a good team with a very good chance at being a great team. This off-season came with a lot of questions following a disappointing year in which the KC Chiefs missed the playoffs, didn’t have a receiver score a touchdown, had an atrocious offensive line, had very little cap space, and had an elite linebacker that needed to be signed.

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Now the KC Chiefs upgraded their starting wide receiver by releasing Dwayne Bowe and signing Jeremy Maclin, renegotiated the contracts of Tamba Hali and Mike Devito, signed safety Tyvon Branch and guard Paul Fanaika, traded a fifth round pick for guard Ben Grubbs, and franchise tagged Justin Houston.

The only area the KC Chiefs got worse was on the offensive line where they lost their best offensive lineman when center Rodney Hudson left in free agency and joined the Oakland Raiders. The Chiefs will need to further address the entire line in free agency and the draft.

The KC Chiefs are in position to set their team up for a future of winning if John Dorsey and company can have a successful draft. The Chiefs were awarded four compensatory picks which brought their total picks in the draft to ten after trading away their fifth round pick to the New Orleans Saints for Ben Grubbs.

This isn’t necessarily a make or break draft for Chiefs general manager John Dorsey, but it is a very crucial one for the franchise. It has been a long time since Chiefs fans felt like the Chiefs were one successful draft away from being a truly great team, but now is that time.

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Too many teams have jeopardized their future with a failed draft; see the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, and Washington Redskins. Other teams have either stayed great or went from good to great by successfully drafting; see the Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, and Dorsey’s former team Green Bay Packers.

If the KC Chiefs can find three players that are either starting caliber or develop into starting caliber players and find quality depth with the remainder of the picks then they have a good chance at being great in 2015 and beyond.

If the Chiefs miss on several of their picks and they don’t take advantage of their ten draft picks then the team could be set back several years as their core players will age and move out of their primes. Jamaal Charles, Tamba Hali, Alex Smith, Derrick Johnson, and Sean Smith are in win now mode and the Chiefs need to give them the ammo to make a run.

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