2015 NFL Draft: KC Chiefs Cornerback Scouting Report Central


The 2015 NFL Draft is less than a month away and the KC Chiefs have a need to fill at the cornerback position. With 14 total picks in this year’s draft, the Chiefs should be able to land themselves a cornerback that could play opposite Sean Smith in 2015.

The Kansas City Chiefs’ secondary was pretty good last year despite not having the biggest names in the NFL. Smith had an incredible season and will likely be seeking a large contract after this season. If the Chiefs can’t keep him in the future, this year’s draft could be even more important for the secondary after 2015.

The second cornerback spot was rotated between Marcus Cooper, Jamell Fleming, rookie Phillip Gaines, and Ron Parker, all of whom will be back in 2015. Cooper had a good rookie year in 2013, but struggled during his sophomore campaign in the pros. Fleming stepped up in crucial situations, and Gaines was more of a special teams guy at the beginning of the season, but started a few games last year.

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Parker signed an extension this off season and will likely play at the safety position in 2015. Parker looked better at safety, and I think most fans would be perfectly okay with him working along side Hussain Abdullah and Eric Berry (hopefully he is able to return in 2015).

If the KC Chiefs decide to upgrade at the cornerback spot during this year’s draft, there are some good prospects this year. The best corner available is Trae Waynes out of Michigan State, but he will likely be off the board by the time Kansas City is on the clock.

Other notable corners are Kevin Johnson out of Wake Forest, Marcus Peters out of Washington, and Byron Jones out of UCONN, and Jalen Collins from LSU. If the Kansas City Chiefs decide to draft a corner later on in the draft like they did last year with Gaines (they took him in the third round in the 2014 draft), this year’s class is plenty deep.

One of my favorite mid round options is Ifo Ekpre-Olomu from Oregon. He’d be an early round pick if it weren’t for an injury he sustained in December that ended his season.

The Chiefs have seen a lot of success on the defensive side of the ball over the past two years (well for most of 2013 anyway) and I don’t expect that to change in 2015. Adding a few weapons to the secondary could be just what the KC Chiefs need in order to be a legitimate playoff contender in 2015.

Below are scouting reports of the best cornerbacks available in this year’s draft.

Trae Waynes scouting report – 04/06/15

Kevin Johnsonscouting report – 04/09/15

Marcus Petersscouting report – 04/10/15

Byron Jonesscouting report – 4/15/15

Jalen Collinsscouting report – 4/18/15

Ronald Darby scouting report – 04/22/15

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