The NFL Combine is about to get underway, so it’s time to take an updated look at our Kansas City Chiefs draft board.
The draft season is moving right along for the Kansas City Chiefs, as well as the rest of the NFL. We are now on the doorstep of one of the most misunderstood events of the draft process, the NFL Combine.
Also known as “The Underwear Olympics”, this is the event where amateur draftniks drool over numbers that really don’t mean much. Look, I’m as impressed with a fast 40-yard dash time as anyone. The issue I have is that if you have been watching tape on the player, you should already know they are fast. Same thing with the bench press.
That isn’t to say you can’t be surprised by someone doing better or worse than expected. Just know that the pure numbers don’t tell you everything. Watching how a player performs in drills, and getting that all important interview time is really what matters here. That is where you find out if a player will help your team address its needs.
The Chiefs are in an interesting position in regards to those team needs. For the most part, this is a very strong and complete roster. We know that simply by how this team overcame so many injuries this season. That means John Dorsey and company will largely be drafting from a position of strength and can take some risks. That, in turn, makes my job a lot more fun.
Our draft board is moving right along. We are now at the point where a solid base of prospects have been identified. Now it is all about developing the board to match what happens as the offseason progresses. You won’t see too many changes this week from my last draft board. Most of the changes will be coming after The Combine as I have a chance to expand my film review and compare it to what I’m seeing at the events.
Some notes before we get started:
Ultimately, this is all just for fun…so have fun.