2015 NFL Mock Draft: KC Chiefs Focused On Offense

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Jeff Blake


Round 2, Pick 17

The KC Chiefs struggles at offensive line are not a secret, and at this points its something that i’m sure they are as tired of hearing about as we are tired of watching it. The Chiefs already showed that guard was a position that needed upgraded when they signed Paul Fanaika, and traded for Ben Grubbs.

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Ben Grubbs is 31 years old and while he is a temporary upgrade he is not the long term solution for the Chiefs. Paul Fanaika has been mostly a career back up, and his time with the Chiefs will most likely continue that pattern barring any injuries.

A.J. Cann brings a big strong body with leadership qualities to the Chiefs. He was a four year starter in college so he doesn’t lack experience, and he was named a permanent captain as a Junior.

"Naturally powerful with brute strength to be a people mover. Generates power through his hips and midsection. Delivers pop at the point of attack with strong grip to latch and control. Strong finisher and flashes tenacity to bury his man. Uses his length to keep space between him and his target. -Courtesy of Dane Brugler and Rob Rang of CBS Sports"

The knock on Cann is that he is best when he is stationary, but if he is asked to block in space or on the run he struggles which would be a problem in Andy Reid‘s system where he gets players the ball in space and expects his offensive lineman to make blocks down field. That is an issue that is very coachable, and not something that should turn a team away from him.

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