KC Chiefs Select Rakeem Nunez-Roches In Sixth Round


The KC Chiefs have taken another player off the 2015 NFL Draft board, and this time it’s defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches out of Southern Mississippi with the final pick of the sixth round (217th overall pick).

The Chiefs needed to add some bulk to the defensive tackles and hopefully Nunez-Roches can do just that, despite being a sixth round pick. Last year, the Chiefs did well with their sixth round, as they ended up starting guard Zach Fulton along the offensive line. In other words, don’t rule out Nunez-Roches not making an impact in Kansas City.

So far, the Chiefs have done a good job at balancing out their picks. They drafted two cornerbacks in the first three rounds – Marcus Peters (round one) and Steven Nelson (round three) – and also picked up two linebackers in rounds four and five. Now they’ve added their fifth of this draft in Rakeem Nunez-Roches.

"Fireplug with a good motor and an ability to find gaps and drive upfield through them. He’s missing the size and brute strength necessary to consistently handle himself in a phone-booth battle, so he will have to play in a one-gap, upfield defense. He has the look of a penetrating nose who will have to start his career as a backup.– Lance Zierlein, NFL.com"

On offense, the Chiefs picked up a lineman in round two (Mitch Morse), a wide receiver out of Georgia (Chris Conley), and a tight end in the fifth round (James O’Shaughnessy).

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It would have been nice for the Kansas City Chiefs to pick up another wide receiver with this selection, but by now, fans should expect to not know what to expect. John Dorsey and Andy Reid go with their own agenda when it comes to drafting, and we should trust that they know what they’re doing, even if they’re not making the “flashy” picks.

Give Rakeem Nunez-Roches a chance in Kansas City. His name is cool, and having a solid defense is a nice thing to have in the NFL.

With one round to go, the Chiefs have one lone selection remaining and seventh round picks are typically pretty random ones. It’s not often that seventh round picks go on to be huge players in the pros, but anything is possible.

The Chiefs’ final pick of the 2015 NFL Draft is at 233rd overall, and it’s anyone’s guess as to what position Dorsey will choose to address with the final pick.

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