KC Chiefs Take James O’Shaughnessy With Last Pick In Fifth Round


The KC Chiefs have selected Illinois State tight end James O’Shaughnessy with their second consecutive pick in the fifth round (173rd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

It is no surprise to see the KC Chiefs take a tight end in the mid to late stage of the draft as released Anthony Fasano in the off-season.

O’Shaughnessy will get the opportunity to compete with Demetrius Harris and Richard Gordon for the back up tight end spot behind Travis Kelce.

"Athletic with ability to stress the seam and challenge vertically. Uses acceleration out of cuts and clever hand usage to create quick throwing windows. Hands-catcher who plucks it away from his body. Outstanding focus with ability to finish contested catches. Foot quickness to get into routes in a hurry and shake defenders after the catch. Will work himself open if covered. Gets feet into proper position as a blocker and gives honest effort.-Courtesy of Lance Zierlein of NFL.com"

On day one of the 2015 NFL Draft the KC Chiefs selected Washington cornerback Marcus Peters with the 18th pick in the first round. Peters is expected to come in and compete for the second cornerback spot opposite of Sean Smith. Smith is suspended for the first two games of the season so whoever the number two guy is will have to fill in for him.

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The second day of the draft had the KC Chiefs selecting Missouri Tigers offensive lineman Mitch Morse with their second round pick (49th overall). Morse is a versatile offensive lineman and it remains to be seen where the Chiefs plan to plug him in but its nice to have a guy that can play multiple positions.

The KC Chiefs finally drafted a wide receiver in the third round when they took Chris Conley out of Georgia. Conley is expected to compete with Albert Wilson and Jason Avant for the second wide receiver spot opposite of Jeremy Maclin.

The Chiefs closed out day two by taking another defensive back Steven Nelson out of Oregon State. Nelson is only 5’10” tall but he never let that slow him down in college. Nelson is one of only two defensive backs to not miss a tackle in 2014.

The KC Chiefs began the third and final day of the draft by selecting Georgia inside linebacker Ramik Wilson with their fourth round pick (118th overall).

One pick before this one the KC Chiefs selected Oregon State linebacker D.J. Alexander with the first of their two fifth round picks (172nd overall).

The KC Chiefs are scheduled for two more picks in the 2015 NFL Draft including a sixth round pick (217th overall), and a seventh round pick (233rd overall).

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