Round 1 – Pick 27: JARRAD DAVIS, LB (FLORIDA)
After witnessing the lack of pass rush and the lack of stopping the opponents run game, the Kansas City Chiefs have no choice but to draft a linebacker in the first round. They hit the lottery with Jarrad Davis out of the University of Florida.
The best part about Davis is that he has versatility when it comes to playing inside linebacker and outside linebacker. This is exactly what the Chiefs need too because Derrick Johnson will be coming off his second ruptured Achilles, and the outside linebackers aren’t quite living up to the hype.
The best part about Davis is that he has versatility when it comes to playing inside linebacker and outside linebacker. This is exactly what the Chiefs need.
CBS Sports lists Davis as an inside linebacker and says,
"He is alert in coverage, anticipating routes and slapping at the ball as it arrives to break up passes. He possesses the speed and agility to handle outside duties, as well as the compact frame and spatial awareness to slide inside, if needed."
This would be a very Chiefs-like pick. John Dorsey (assuming he’s still with the team) likes to go defensively in the first round and this would be yet another pick that would add to the depth. Davis would also likely start at some point due to injuries that tend to pile up.
Daniel Jeremiah also had Davis landing with the Chiefs in his first mock draft of the offseason.
With 60 tackles recorded during his senior season in the swamp, the Chiefs would definitely be able to find a place for Davis.
A con to drafting Davis, however, is that he had problems with staying healthy in college. He only played in all 14 games once during his college career, which was in 2015. That’s concerning, but Davis is worth the risk.