ROUND 4 – PICK 131: MARQUEZ WHITE, CB (FLORIDA STATE)
When in doubt, draft a cornerback. That appeared to be the motto of the Kansas City Chiefs last year when they selected three cornerbacks in the 2016 NFL Draft.
This year, they only go with one and it’s Marquez White out of Florida State.
The Chiefs need depth at the position and Marquez White is a terrific option for a young secondary that’s continuing to develop.
The Chiefs desperately needed another cornerback opposite Marcus Peters in 2016 and they went through an array of different guys.
Phillip Gaines got his shot, but struggled with injuries and well… Not getting torched. D.J. White, a rookie last season, was getting cooked and eventually got injured himself. Kenneth Ackers was there too at some point. The Chiefs somehow turned Terrance Mitchell into a potential starter for next season and he was basically picked up off the streets. Oh, and Steven Nelson had a nice year too.
The point being that while Peters and Mitchell could be the two starting corners next year, the Chiefs need depth at the position and Marquez White is a terrific option for a young secondary that’s continuing to develop.
White, who spent all four years at Florida State, had 25 tackles during his senior season along with his two interceptions and four defended passes.
According to Fox Sports, White had the second best completion per target rate in the ACC before his senior season began. The Chiefs could use that kind of shutdown corner in their secondary and it’d only help them get better as the seasons go on.