Kansas City Chiefs Scouting Report: Kevin Johnson


The 2015 NFL Draft will be an interesting one for the Kansas City Chiefs, who hold the 18th overall pick this year. The Chiefs could easily address all of their needs with their 14 total picks, but what will they do with their early round selections? Kansas City needs a cornerback, and they probably won’t land the best available prospect in Trae Waynes. Kevin Johnson would be the next best available, and could definitely fit in the Chiefs’ defense.

Kevin Johnson attended Wake Forest University for four years. During that time, Johnson had 189 tackles, 38 defended passes, seven interceptions, and four forced fumbles with the Demon Deacons. Johnson actually fell to the Kansas City Chiefs in round two of my mock draft that I did through Fanspeak, using CBS Sports’ big board.

Combine Results

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  • 40-yard dash – 4.52 seconds
  • Vertical jump  – 41.5 inch*
  • Broad jump – 130.0 inch*
  • 3-cone drill – 6.79 seconds*
  • 20-yard shuttle – 3.89 seconds*
  • 60-yard shuttle – 12.19 seconds

* = Combine top performer

Results courtesy of NFL.com

Johnson had an impressive Combine, and definitely made teams notice him. In fact, Mike Huguenin of NFL.com believes that Johnson will be off the board by the first round. Huguenin, however, believes Johnson will be a late round pick in round one, meaning the Chiefs very well could scoop him up at pick 18.

"Almost every team picking from 20th to the end of the first round could be interested in a cornerback, and the Observer noted that the Pittsburgh Steelers — who pick 22nd and definitely need a corner — sent four representatives, including GM Kevin Colbert, to Johnson’s pro day. Going late in the first round would mean Johnson would go to a team coming off a winning season; Wake had a losing record in each of Johnson’s five years at the school (he redshirted as a true freshman).– Huguenin, NFL.comLive Feed kansas city chiefsJonathan Taylor Next Team Odds: 3 Contenders That Make Sense for Star Running BackBetsidedShould the KC Chiefs consider an extension for Harrison Butker?Arrowhead AddictDanny Shelton feels ready to contribute to KC Chiefs title defenseArrowhead AddictNFL Rumors: 5 Jonathan Taylor trade packages Colts can't possibly turn downFanSidedCaesars + FanDuel Promos: Back Chiefs in Preseason Week 3, Win $450 Bonus + $100 Off NFL Sunday Ticket!Arrowhead AddictChiefs Rumors: Pacheco injury, Shane Buechele shoutout, QB predictionFanSided"

Right now, the Chiefs’ secondary could definitely use some work. Yes, they didn’t allow a 300 yard passer last season, but they’ll still want to upgrade at the cornerback position. Sean Smith had a great 2014 season, but the second corner spot rotated between several different guys. Phillip Gaines, last year’s third round pick out of Rice, had some shining moments, but it still wouldn’t be a bad idea to add more depth on the roster.

Dane Brugler of CBS Sports agrees with me, and thinks that the Chiefs will draft Kevin Johnson with the 18th overall pick.

"With Sean Smith and Jamell Fleming both entering contract years, the cornerback position is one direction the Chiefs could go with this pick and Johnson fits the mold of what Kansas City looks for in the position."

This would be a solid first round selection for the Kansas City Chiefs. Johnson could be plugged into an already scary Kansas City defense, and could be a reliable cornerback for this team for years to come.

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