KC Chiefs 2015 NFL Draft Wish List: First Round

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Number Two

The second best option for the KC Chiefs in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft is cornerback Trae Waynes.

The KC Chiefs already have one of the best cornerbacks in the league in Sean Smith but after him is a big question mark. The Chiefs looked to have found a star in Marcus Cooper during the 2013 season but his play fell off dramatically and he spent time as a healthy scratch in 2014.

Phillip Gaines played admirably as a rookie in 2014 but he never looked capable as a full time starter. He does provide solid depth and could be very valuable as a nickle corner.

Trae Waynes could come in and start opposite of Sean Smith right away. There will likely be obvious growing pains during his rookie season but he will be an improvement on an already good pass defense and the experience will benefit him in the long run.

"Excellent size and length for the position. Experienced working on an island and plays with confidence. Does an excellent job using his body and length to gain inside leverage and keep outside receivers from getting comfortable vertically. Tough-minded competitor and plays with a physical, downhill demeanor, delivering a pop at contact in run support. Always keeps his eyes alert to quickly diagnose and break on break on the ball with natural ball skills to make plays. -Courtesy of Dane Brugler of CBS Sports"

If Sean Smith shuts down one side of the field Trae Waynes looks more than capable to shut down the other side which would let the Chiefs focus and improve their rush defense.

Trae Waynes is currently listed as the best cornerback, and ninth best overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft according to CBS Sports. Waynes may not drop to the KC Chiefs at the 18th spot in the draft but if he does they shouldn’t hesitate to select him. I would be in support of trading up a few spots to grab Waynes if he makes it past the 10th spot. The KC Chiefs have the ammo to trade up with ten picks total in the draft.

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