ROUND 3 – PICK 91: TARELL BASHAM, DE (OHIO)
The Chiefs go with another defensive player in the third round and they decide to build along that defensive front. Fanspeak listed Basham as an edge rusher, which is something that the Chiefs need to add, but CBS Sports considers him as a defensive end.
Tarell Basham is a fast defender off the edge and is incredibly difficult to block, at least for a long period of time.
Basham might come from a smaller school (note: This is Ohio University, not Ohio State), which could be a reason that he drops to the third round. Still though, Basham had ten sacks with the Bobcats in 2016 and also recorded 14.5 tackles for loss.
Tarell Basham is a fast defender off the edge and is incredibly difficult to block, at least for a long period of time. He relies on his speed to get after the quarterback or whoever is holding onto the football, which at times can lead to defenders struggling (Dee Ford, for one).
Basham isn’t going to be a flashy pick. A lot of this has to do with that he played in the MAC and was a lot bigger and stronger than the offenses he was squaring off against. I think this is a position of need for both depth and the future of the Chiefs up front.
I’m not comparing Basham to Khalil Mack at all, but Mack also came from a MAC school and has become one of the best pass rushers in the entire NFL. Don’t knock the small schools and let’s see what this Ohio Bobcat can do in the pros.