2015 NFL Draft: KC Chiefs Address Positions Of Need


The 2015 NFL Draft wrapped up on Saturday evening, and the KC Chiefs had nine total picks over the weekend. While fans seemed confused on some of the picks, the Chiefs did a good job at drafting for both sides of the ball. They ended up taking five defensive players and four offensive players.

Personally, I thought the draft went pretty well for the Kansas City Chiefs. They may not have taken a bunch of so-called “flashy picks”, but they addressed positions that needed to be addressed and in the end, that’s huge. Dane Brugler of CBS Sports listed the Chiefs as one of the biggest winners from the weekend.

"I might be alone listing the Chiefs here as one of my “winners” from draft weekend, but I love what they did, adding two impact cornerbacks who will help right away with Washington’s Marcus Peters and Oregon State’s Steven Nelson. Kansas City also added an underrated offensive lineman out of Missouri, Mitch Morse, who can play any spot on the offensive line."

I definitely agree with Brugler here. People were irritated that the Chiefs didn’t go with the “flashy” pick of taking a wide receiver in the first or second round. I’ll admit I was one of those people, but instead the Chiefs addressed two other critical needs for this team in the secondary and on the offensive line.

Like Brugler touched on, both cornerbacks selected have the ability to come in and help out from the start, which bodes well considering Sean Smith might be serving a two-game suspension early on in the season. The other cornerback spot was still up for grabs too, so these picks made sense.

As for Mitch Morse, I wasn’t thrilled with the selection at the time, but he can be plugged anywhere along the offensive line. That’s huge for this team, whose offensive line was atrocious last year. Brugler had more to say,

"The Chiefs drafted a pair of Bulldogs with wide receiver Chris Conley and linebacker Ramik Wilson – Conley tested off the charts while Wilson had excellent production in the SEC. And then in the later rounds, Kansas City was able to snag Southern Miss defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches in the sixth round, which is an absolute steal. General manager John Dorsey and his crew had a great weekend."

This is nice to see, as Dane Brugler is a great analyst for CBS Sports.

I would have liked to see the Chiefs get another wide receiver, but overall it’s tough to complain too much. They filled positions of need in the secondary and on the defense (inside linebacker being a huge one), along the offensive line, and at tight end and wide receiver.

I think my favorite pick of this year’s draft was Chris Conley out of Georgia. He might not have been the best wide receiver on the board by the time the 80th pick rolled around, but he’s going to be a great addition to the KC Chiefs’ receiving corps. He could definitely be the number two starter for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015 and beyond.

What are your thoughts on this year’s draft selections?

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