Kansas City Chiefs: ESPN Analysts Agree On Going Quarterback Early

Kansas City Chiefs. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Kansas City Chiefs draft prospect Nathan Peterman
Kansas City Chiefs draft prospect Nathan Peterman. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports /

Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft

Todd McShay – 2nd Round

59. player. 124. Peterman is a good fit for a precision- and timing-based offense that focuses on short-to-intermediate routes. In other words, he’d be the ideal QB for Andy Reid to bring in and start developing.. Quarterback. Pittsburgh. Nathan Peterman

It certainly isn’t a surprise that draft analysts are predicting an early quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. With a clear hole in the roster following the release of Nick Foles, it makes sense to address this position early. Nathan Peterman has become a popular name for analysts in recent weeks. So seeing him go to KC in the second round isn’t a big surprise.

However, that doesn’t mean I agree with it. The description that Todd McShay gives of Nathan Peterman isn’t that different from what most see in Alex Smith. So why would the Chiefs be taking him this early? Drafting a quarterback in the early rounds indicates a desire to change the starting quarterback. This doesn’t appear to really be a change.

My Pick: Fabian Moreau – CB – UCLA

Just two picks after the Chiefs take Nathan Peterman, Todd McShay sends a much better player to the Packers in Fabian Moreau. Kansas City needs some secondary help both now and long-term. Moreau would be a huge boost to that group.

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There is a growing consensus among many draft analysts that the Kansas City Chiefs will be taking a quarterback early. I’ve talked at length about this, but really don’t know that I see it happening. However, it may very well be the plan. That would certainly appease many Chiefs fans who are desperate for a quarterback in the first round.